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Terra Mystica

The Novelty of Novelty

Biting the bottom of life. At the start of a new year we tend to think about the future and decide what new things we would like to bring into our lives. In the...
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,...
Terra Mystica vs Gaia Project

Terra Mystica vs Gaia Project

Terra Mystica is one of my top ten games of all time.  I’ve played it and played it over the years.  When I heard that they were retheming Terra Mystica in space (Gaia Project),...

You can’t understand how humble I am!

Making gamers great again. Gaming standards have fallen far too low recently. I used to try to advise other players about how to improve their play, but nowadays the advice I feel most like...

A Game of Games

You win or you lose. Last weekend a terrible thing happened – a friend of mine married someone who does not like Race for the Galaxy. I refer here to the wedding of two...
Bus Stop Board

Educational Games for Pre-Schoolers

I started playing games with my son Noah as soon as he could talk coherently enough to form a sentence.  He is now 9 years old and I must have played hundreds of games...
Neuroshima Hex

App Implementations of Boardgames

Neuroshima Hex! is an abstract war game where players take turns placing units onto a hexagonal grid.  At various points throughout the game a battle is triggered and all the units attack, each in...
Bicycle Kick

Skill

I’m sure we’d all like to be better at playing games.  While I keep telling my son that the point of playing games is not to win, but to have fun, it still feels...
Terra Mystica

Bonus Actions

We played Terra Mystica last night.  It’s one of my favourite games and it seems it’s a favourite for a lot of other people as well as it’s currently 4th on Board Game Geek’s...