New Game, UKGE, catching up and half an idea

June 17, 2017

Were I even halfway concerned about my audience (rather than this entire blog being largely a vanity exercise) I would open with a meaningful apology for my recent absence. The only issue with such an opening gambit is that I’m really not sorry at all. I’ve been rather busy. However, I have few things to share with you. Read the rest of this entry »


Big Adventures. With a Dragon

June 3, 2016

I suspect it must be a weakness for the obscure which drove me to name my little company notejuste. A pun in a kind of schoolboy French and also completely available as a domain name. How convenient.

So it’s come as no surprise that my latest venture has wandered into similar territory. From this week, I’m working with two partners to launch and maintain a kind of co-branding exercise to support our efforts (solo and joint) by providing a unified publishing house. Read the rest of this entry »


Writing about Games, Writing Games to Write About

January 23, 2016

I’m a massive fan of the Metrozone (Petrovitch) series by Simon Morden, and have read a number of his other books. He’s been a speaker at Greenbelt, which was fun to listen to. On the side column of this blog, you can even see the Freezone flag. Click it to find out more.

So, I was delighted to read recently that he’s invented a new game too. Read the rest of this entry »


Play the Game

September 26, 2015

A very quick post to celebrate the awesomeness of my son’s new board game!

We just played the very first round of Race to Zeus, a game he invented for a school project.

While I am happy to admit I’ve egged him on, most of the original thought behind it is all his. It’s got danger on the roll of a die, blind chance, gods, monsters, fate, and all the wing├Ęd horses you could throw a helmet of darkness at. And of course there is the key question – if you have meeple in sandals with helmets, are they Greekle?

If we can manage it in time, I’ll bring him and a working copy to the No Dice launch on October 10th.


No Dice – a whole new game

July 26, 2015

For the last couple of years I’ve had an idea rolling around my head based on developing dominoes and adding elements from card games my brothers and I played when we were young(er). It’s essentially a three part domino design on hexagonal cards and a variety of matching rules to score points each turn. I found a supplier who prints custom decks and ordered one to play around with.

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Jimm, Chris, Mike and Scott giving their seal of approval. MNA Gaming Store in Walsall.

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Gaming in Walsall just got a new Lair

September 26, 2013

A few days ago, I was wandering through the almost abandoned shell of Park Place Shopping Mall. Read the rest of this entry »