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Why Are My Ratings So High?

I recently compiled my Top 30 Games of All Time.  As part of this process, I went through all the games that I have ever rated on BoardGameGeek (BGG).  I don’t always remember to...
Game Collection

My Top 30 Games of All Time 2017

A few years ago, Tom Vasel started releasing a video series called “Tom Vasel’s Top 100 Games of All Time”.  I was intrigued.  Each video covered 10 games and he gradually worked his way...
Arkham Horror LCG Cards

CCGs vs. LCGs

CCGs (Collectible Card Games) like Magic: The Gathering and LCGs (Living Card Games) like Android: Netrunner have many similarities and a few key differences. Today we take a look at what defines a CCG...

Two-Player Games

Recently, my local boardgame café (The Dice Cup) started running a two-player games night.  My initial reaction was, “Eh?  Why would you want to get a bunch of people together only to play two-player...

Designer Spotlight: Bruno Cathala

Like Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala frequently collaborates with other (typically French) designers such as Serge Laget and Ludovic Maublanc.  He has a host of well-known games to his name, but due to his many...
Dice 2

Luck – Part 2

Last time, we looked at some overarching laws of probability.  We discovered that luck always balances out in the long run and that dice don’t hate me really! We also discovered that some risks...
Dice

Luck – Part 1

Luck plays a part in almost every boardgame.  In fact, I tend to dislike games that have no luck at all.  Some people like games of pure strategy, but I find that the most...
Agricola

Designer Spotlight: Uwe Rosenberg

Uwe Rosenberg is one of a very select few designers whose games I will buy sight unseen.  He has a very consistent style that I really like, on the whole. There have been games...
Runebound

Life is Like a Boardgame

Yesterday, I was playing Runebound with my son and a friend of ours.  It was a rollercoaster of a game.  I watched the fortunes of each of us change with the wind.  I paid...
The Sorcerer's Cave

Nostalgia

As a child, I remember playing a game called The Sorcerer’s Cave.  It was a simplified dungeon crawl.  Each player would take a team of heroes down into the dungeon, explore tiles, fight monsters...