First Play: Not Alone

Published October 18, 2017

Not Alone see's a sneaky alien hunt a bunch of space explorers who have crashed landed on an alien planet. It's basically The Thing in space and we approve! Read More

First Play: Smallworld

Published October 4, 2017

Smallworld is a game that can see Flying Rat Men and Commando Giants compete for territory! If that hasn't sold you on the game then what else can we say? Read More

First Play: Power Grid

Published October 4, 2017

Power Grid has been one of the biggest surprise hits in the office. It's an economy game where players compete to build power plants and supply electricity to as many cities as possible. It's also excellent! Read More

Betrayal at House on the Hill Review

Published October 4, 2017

Betrayal see’s players explore a sinister mansion and discover its dark secrets. Prepare to be spooked as you discover who is the Betrayer at the House on the Hill! Read More

First Play: Eclipse

Published October 3, 2017

We take a look at Eclipse, the 4X strategy game and have our very own 'Star War' when Dan decides to attack me in the games third round. Read More

First Play: Citadels

Published October 3, 2017

Citadels was sold to us as Love Letter meets Mascarade – two of our favourite games! But what did we think of it? Here’s our initial thoughts, based on our first play! Read More

EGX Board Game Library: Part II

Published October 2, 2017

In this series of posts we'll be talking through our experiences of running a board game library at the largest video game show in the UK. In part 2, we talk about all the things we needed to get ready before the show, and joy of carrying over a ton of board games! Read More


Group Review: Unfair

Published September 29, 2017

We love Unfair. Seriously, we're playing this game a lot recently, and you should be too! But is it it, Unfair? No, no it's not - it's amazing. Building our very own theme parks? Fantastic! Read More

EGX Board Game Library: Part I

Published September 28, 2017

In this series of posts we'll be talking through our experiences of running a board game library at the largest video game show in the UK - what went right, what went wrong and what we learned from the experience! Read More

First Play: Mage Wars Academy

Published September 28, 2017

Mage Wars: Academy is a game amount destroying your opponents using magical spells and beasts - use the right cards at the right moment and victory will be yours, but the smallest mistake can escalate quickly into defeat. Read More

Quartz Review

Published September 28, 2017

A brutal push your luck party game which see's a gang of greedy dwarves mine for crystals and betray their friends to become the Top Dwarf! Read More

First Play: Mission Red Planet

Published September 27, 2017

Mission Red Planet is a game about placing astronauts onto mars in order to control resources. Or, more accurately, it's about attempting to place astronauts on mars while someone else sends them to the moon, or drops them into a black hole. Read More

First Play: Portal The Uncooperative Board Game

Published September 17, 2017

We play Portal for the first time - a game based on Valve's incredibly popular board game. But is the tabletop version a huge success, or are we left feeling like we spent the day with GLaDOS? Read More

Storytelling & Narrative Driven Games Guide

Published September 15, 2017

A quick look at some of our current favourite narrative games; games with a story telling element, whether that's emergent of based on a campaign. We've selected games for beginners and more advanced play! Read More

First Play: Tzolk'in

Published September 1, 2017

We explore the world of Mayan tribes in Tzolk'in, somewhat of a classic amongst worker placement games. In our first play-through Jamie never has enough corn and Dan learns not to displease the gods. Read More


Welcome to the Playopolis Web Store!

Published August 16, 2017

We're live! After a year of running the Playopolis cafe in Kent, we're now able to sell a large range of awesome games across the UK! We'll be adding new products to the site on a regular basis. Read More