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Solo Chess

Top 5 Solo Games

I don’t play solo games that often.  Life is frequently too busy and I usually prefer to play games with others if possible.  However, every now and then when I have some free time,...

The Dark Side of Agricola

A man sits on a couch, sobbing lightly to himself. Two psychologists glance at each other with concern. “Which stage has he got to?” “Stage four. The second stone accumulator.” “Poor guy!” Suddenly, their...
Catan Board

Classics: Catan

Settlers of Catan (as it was first known) was the original gateway game.  I know so many people who got into the hobby through Catan.  Even today, over 20 years since its release, I...
Airecon

10 Things to Do at Conventions

Boardgame Opinions (Steve, Mark and I) are all off to AireCon next week.  It’s a boardgame convention that takes place in Harrogate, UK every year.  We’ve been going to the UK Games Expo (the...

The Wisdom of Wisdom

“Things are none other than as they are, yet without being transformed they cannot be observed or truly appreciated. Therefore, if things must be as they are, but can only be seen in the...
Arkham Horror Boxfront

Classics: Arkham Horror

Back in 2005, when gaming was ruled by dry Euros (at least, the BGG rankings were), what was missing was adventure.  The kind that could suck you into another time and place.  The kind...
Paperback vs Hardback

Paperback vs. Hardback

Paperback is an excellent little mashup of a word game with a deckbuilder.  It was on Kickstarter a few years ago, but it took quite a bit of time to seep into the collective...
Laruna

How to Vet a Kickstarter Project – Part 2

Last week we looked at the importance of checking the start and end dates of the project, the funding goal, the number of backers and the history of the project creator.  Today we consider...

Filler Material

On behalf of myself I would hereby like to most graciously welcome all readers of my blog to this week’s blog post. The emergency exit is marked with an ‘x’ and located at the...
Rising Sun

Rising Sun

Rising Sun is the latest dudes-on-a-map game from CMON.  It was designed by Eric M. Lang, the designer of Blood Rage (among many other games), who is now CMON’s resident designer.  It was on...