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

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

Gaming News Roundup Including GAMA Announcements

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This week has seen some massive gaming news ranging from new board game announcements to a new race for Age of Sigmar. This is the pick of the news coming out of the GAMA trade show in Las Vegas as well as some items that have been announced in the last few. Miniature Games Games … Read more

International Tabletop Day at Athena Games!

On the 30th of April I went down to Athena Games in Norwich for Geek and Sundry’s International Table Top Day. It was my second year of attending the event and I was looking forward to playing some new games. Before the store had even opened there was a crowd growing outside, with many people … Read more

Why Social Gaming Matters

8 people sit around a table, glaring at each other. Knowing that someone’s not going to get back up again. The Godfather sits calmly, fingers wrapped around the pistol in his hand. Everyone is silent. Guitar music drifts in from outside. A child laughs. “You.” The Godfather says. A single word shaped like a dagger, … Read more

Athena’s Christmas Board Games!

With winter winds picking up and temperatures plummeting, going outside looks less and less appealing by the day. Christmas means spending time with family and, if you’re not going outdoors as much, will involve…ugh…interacting with them. But why get out the battered old scrabble set? Why argue over whether you can use props in charades? … Read more