Essen Spiel 2018 – Day 1 Round-Up

Essen Spiel is upon us again and this year seems to be bigger and more crowded than ever. Alex and I take a look at some of our highlights from the first day. For a board game convention, there was a lot of miniature games played today! After much dice rolling and some time to … Read more

Alexander Pfister’s Great Western Trail.

Every month the staff at Athena Games chooses a game that they love and we put it on display as our ‘pick of the month’. In this article, Alfie Adams takes a look at his choice; Great Western Trail.   2015 saw Alexander Pfister co-designed Broom Service hit the streets. This was a game about witches … Read more

Legacy Enchantress Part 1

Enchanting your deck Enchantress is the first and, for the immediate future, the only legacy deck I own. I am not an expert on the legacy format and the last Brainstorm I cast I probably resolved sub-optimally. However, this has not stopped me forming strong opinions on the topic, particularly about Enchantress. Enchantress is a … Read more

Board Game Blow Out – Thursday Night Gaming at Athena!

Here at Athena Games, we are always happy when we see customers cracking open board games and giving them a go in the store. We have a fairly hefty library of demo games from Dobble to Through the Ages. All of which can played in the store at any time and borrowed by anyone. Gaming Night Last … Read more

The Best Is Yet To Come: Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2017

2017 is certainly off to a strong start in the board gaming community. Gloomhaven saw its first release sell out almost instantly. Unlock, the escape room in a box has been impressing audiences worldwide. Anachory, the time travel thematic worker placement game is also flying off the shelves. Moving firmly into the second quarter, convention … Read more

New Releases 13th – 20th March

New Releases 13th – 20th March Another week brings some more releases at the store! So let’s see what is new this week, be warned this could get very ‘meta’. Table Top Games Millennium Blades – £73.99 Okay, ready for one hell of a mind game here? Millennium Blades is a board game where you play … Read more