Mini Reviews


Book Review: Relative Scale 1

A while back you may remember we had the great opportunity to speak to an up and coming local SciFi author Abi Godsell about her book series Idea War and I’m happy to say I was offered an Advance Review Copy of her new upcoming work, a compilation of stories set to be released this coming 7,8,9 […]


Mini-Review: Cloudgate Mini PC/Media Center

The other day during our GeekFest Great Geek Challenge, you may have noticed one of our sponsors was a company called Cloudgate. “Cloudgate?” you ask, “is that some kind of newfangled security system?” No dear reader! Whilst it may be interesting to entertain some form of variably permiable cloud barrier as a security measure, this […]


Mini Review: Terra Mystica 1

At our previous International Tabletop day, one of the attendants was kind enough to bring their copy of Terra Mystica, allowing us to give it a spin! Here are my thoughts on this great game by Z-Man Games. Let’s start off by saying, there is a very steep learning curve right off the get go! […]


Mini Review: Lords of Waterdeep

Dungeons and Dragons! One of the most iconic and beloved game franchises of all times! Many folks have had their first gaming experience through this faithful game, and many more are experiencing it today, now in ways more than just the traditional role playing atmosphere! Enter Wizards of the Coast, Lords of Waterdeep, which is based in […]


Mini Review: Dead of Winter

It’s Boardgameapalooza month here at Geek of all trades and the folks at Plaid Hat games (The folks who brought us Summoner wars and Mice & Mystics) have come out with a new series of co-operative traitor games that we think you should take a look at! The Crossroads series, which Plaid hat aims to eventually expand into […]


Mini Review: Love Letter Game

Happy Valentines day everyone! What better way to continue Japan months reviews then with a review of Love Letter! Initial Thoughts As mentioned in our podcast this month many Japanese designed games have been making their way westward and finding great acclaim for their easy to learn but deeply layered design. One of the first […]


Mini Review: Savage Worlds

Here we are once again folks! Our final review for Alternate RPG January, Savage Worlds!   Initial Thoughts Savage Worlds is a morphic pen-and-paper roleplaying game system birthed from the minds of Pinnacle Entertainment. “Morphic?” you query, what does that even mean? Quite simply it means that every rule, spell, character, monster and weapon can be themed to […]


Mini Review: Iron Kingdoms

Once again, It’s Alternate RPG month here at Geek Of All Trades and we’ve scribbled up an Iron Kingdoms review for you!     INITIAL THOUGHTS Starting off well, the Core Rules book is an impressive 360 pages with excellent production values. The book’s first 100 pages or so provide an overview of the Iron Kingdoms. […]


Mini Review: Eclipse Phase

It’s alternate RPG month here at Geek Of All Trades, so today we have a shiny gem of a Mini-Review for you for an RPG known as Eclipse Phase!   INITIAL THOUGHTS The first thing that caught my eye had nothing to do with the game itself, but rather it’s license: Great Googly Moogly! They […]


Mini Review: The Strange 1

Hi there folks! Continuing our theme of Alternative Roleplaying game January, I’ve decided to collect my thoughts on Monte Cook’s even newer game The Strange Whilst I have not actually played or run a game of The Strange yet, I’ve been interested in this title ever since I discovered its existence. The fact that it […]