Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Reach for the light: a review of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a new board game that puts you in charge of growing and recycling trees in a forest. In nature, trees are in competition with each other, though by … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Smiths of Winterforge funded

Smiths of Winterforge, the game of dwarven crafting has returned to Kickstarter and this time has funded in the first 24 hours. The game is a well-paced contest of rival … Continue reading

April 2, 2017

Eighth year of growth for hobby games. In a row

ICv2 have updated their sales charts for early 2017, and there are some interesting movements afoot. For those who aren’t aware, ICv2 has been tracking game sales through hobby stores in … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Economist on boardgames

The continuing growth in the boardgames market has now reached the attention of the good people at The Economist, in time for this year’s Essen. Their article gives a good … Continue reading

October 4, 2015

Board games event raises over $90,000 for charity

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not a place you might expect to read abut board games. But here you go. The second Moxtropolis event has raised $91,000 for Hopelink, a charity … Continue reading

July 25, 2015

Hobby industry sales October 2014 update

ICv2 have released their latest industry stats, for autumn 2014. But, hey? Isn’t it spring in the southern hemisphere? Yes it is, but we can forgive the northern-centric language. Or … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

All about Winter Retreat

The original Winter Retreat involved Napoleon and his army leaving Russia when they realised the Tsar was not going to come to terms. A long march through frozen, Cossack-infested woods … Continue reading

July 19, 2014