Matthew Jones

"Games Enthusiast"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
Location: Southampton, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 936,253 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 12
Death at the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victo&hellip by James Ruddick
If you haven't read anything about the fascinating Balham Priory case then this may be a good introduction. However, two points grate. First, some reviews believe that Ruddick cracked the case. Hardly. His solution is virtually identical to the one espoused by John Williams as long ago in 1976, despite Ruddock travelling around the world searching for new evidence. Williams Book was extremely thorough and, in my view, far better. Second, Ruddock believes the evidence for the exact nature of Bravo's "grave" sexual conduct against his wife is "incontrovertible". It is nothing of the sort but consists of an unsubstantiated interpretation of the phrase "persistent line of conduct." Further,… Read more
Tyrannosuarus Rex Board Game by Paul Lamond Games
Tyrannosuarus Rex Board Game by Paul Lamond Games
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but..., 27 Sep 2010
A nice ludo-variant. Entertaining for the first few plays but then it became a little tedious. We found that it could not be played with a group of children of differing ages - the older ones got bored or the younger ones found it harder - unlike Top Trumps Dinosaurs Card Game or Jurassic Wars Dice Based Card Game that we've found play well even with a large age range.
Jurassic Wars Dinosaur Combat Game by Dice Maestro
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun, 11 Jun 2010
Having played the game many times, I can attest the game is good fun and children especially like it. In fact, it is one of those rare games that adults enjoy more when playing with children. In my view, it is the best dino game around. Perhaps the editor of ToyTalk summed up the game best when he wrote: "The game stimulates the imagination, with each victory being accompanied by enthusiastic roars. Battles that are over in one roll are hailed as particularly impressive ("he killed him with one bite!" was the delighted cry on one occasion), while drawn-out affairs generate increasing tension as the dinosaurs thrash it out." I've also just seen a review by the Games Gazette: "The artwork on… Read more

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