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A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain by Michael Paterson
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I really liked this book and recommend it wholeheartedly. Another reviewer has complained of the London-centric feel of the book which I actually didn't notice too much. What is apparent is the author describes what life was like, in a particular part of the country, for whichever piece of Victorian history he is currently describing.

Therefore a lot of the book is, I guess, largely centred on London but I'd argue that that's where most of the people were living; then as now. When he speaks of railways he speaks of the West Country; Bristol and Brunel. When he speaks of Slate Mines he speaks of Wales.

I personally didn't have a problem with the focus of the book but… Read more
Trivial Pursuit Bet You Know It by Hasbro Games
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a great game for those who want to play Trivial Pursuit but in a slightly different way. It's worth mentioning it doesn't actually play much like the standard trivial pursuit beyond the gaining of wedges to win the game.

How you get those wedges is completely different but I think better - maybe just because it's new - because it makes for a much faster game. You can win a wedge on every go (but not win the whole game as winning a wedge doesn't give you another go - play always rotates round to the next player regardless).

The icing on the cake is the betting - this really does add interest for everyone else whilst you're having your turn.

The… Read more
Formula D by Asmodee
Formula D by Asmodee
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'll keep this brief as I really need to get back to playing this amazing game.

The game basically replicated driving your cars round a track by cleverly utilising multiple die to represent your gearbox (die 1 to 6) and random elements such as damage, weather (yes weather!) etc.

It appears a complicated idea but it's actually very simple. You move up and down the gears but if you're in too high a gear coming into a sharp corner (they're graded depending how sharp they are) you can damage your tyres, spin, or even worse; crash out and end the game. 1st gear is a dice with only 1 & 2 on it - so you can only move 2 squares at max. Once you're up to dice 6 you move between… Read more