Most cricket board games, it has to be said, lack a certain degree of charm. They are more often than not a labour of love, and home made. Some look good, some are appalling. So it was really nice to come across “Googly”, a lovely game with a Ronald Searle like feel to it.
Well, it’s been one of the busiest years professionally for me that I’ve ever had. And, as you can see from the last time I posted, it means I’ve had very, very little time for one of my favourite hobbies…collecting cricket board games! And, even worse, I’ve had little time to devote to my labour of love, Minden Playing Card Cricket.
A new game that’s been in development for some time is Pocket Cricket, a nice new spin on a familiar style of dice based cricket game. The game hails from Australia and details of it are currently available on Facebook. It looks like those in Melbourne can pick it up from Mind Games, one of [...]
Just spotted on eBay is the very rare and rather good cricket game Pavilion Cricket. Developed in Australia in the 90s, this one allows you to play county/state cricket, one day games and test matches. The game plays scant regard to bowlers, but rates batsmen well. The level of detail is wonderful and it really [...]
A week or so ago I was whiling away some time by trawling eBay for a cricket board game I’d never seen before – a task which has become increasingly difficult of late! While I didn’t discover anything new, I did have a mystery solved by discovering the game a couple of intriguing figures I bought some time ago were from.