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Pretty Clever Box

Pretty Clever

I’ve never really been into roll-and-write games.  I played plenty of Yahtzee as a kid, which was fine, but the whole system felt outdated to me.  However, roll-and-write games seem to have made something...
Internet

The Power of the Internet

My son is ten years old.  For him, high speed internet access, virtually wherever you are, has always been there.  I never get tired of telling him stories of life before the internet though. ...
Dark Frontier: Farrenroc

Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 2

Last week we looked at numbers 10 through 6 of my Top 10 Anticipated Games of 2018.  Today, we finish the list and look at the Top 5.  You might wonder where people hear...
Risk Legacy

Legacy Games – Part 1

Back in 2011, a game called Risk Legacy came out.  It was a campaign version of Risk with a rather significant twist.  Just in case you’re not familiar with Risk, it’s a fairly basic...
Twilight Struggle

Classics: Twilight Struggle

I buy virtually all my games from my local boardgame café: The Dice Cup.  Prior to it opening, I bought my games from one of the owners, David Smith, who ran a small boardgame...
Orléans vs Altiplano

Orléans vs Altiplano

I really like the deck building mechanism in general.  I was a big fan of Dominion when it came out, but deck building seems to have been done to death in recent years.  However,...
Power Grid

Classics: Power Grid

Power Grid is a game about buying power stations and managing an electricity grid.  As themes go, they don’t get much duller than that.  It also has paper money, far more adding up than...
CrossTalk vs Codenames

CrossTalk vs. Codenames

When I first played Codenames, I wasn’t that keen.  I played it with a bunch of hard-core gamers and the downtime was excruciating.  I liked the idea of it, but there didn’t seem to...
Eldritch Horror

Designer Spotlight: Corey Konieczka

I always associate Corey Konieczka with Kevin Wilson.  They have both designed a significant number of big-box Fantasy Flight games, and frequently collaborate with other designers, as is the Fantasy Flight way. Once again,...
Dized

Dized

If there’s one aspect of gaming that nobody particularly enjoys, it’s reading the rulebook.  Even if the rulebook is well written, it’s still a bit of a chore.  If it’s a bad rulebook, it...