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Black Barney   March 23, 2016   3611  
It’s that time of year again when we look back at the previous year and remember the best of the best. Oscar season is done and they’ve had their say, but now let’s have ours. 2015 was a pretty good year for movies, I think we had about six outstanding films this year, which is fantastic. 
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Jexik   February 05, 2016   4434  
I worked in child care for a long time, and kids like playing games, but sometimes the games that they're most excited about playing are the ones that are over their heads. It was part of my job to figure out how to modify activities for kids age K-6, and I like teaching games, so this is something I'd like to work to get better at. Most Euros seem pretty hard to scale back for younger players because they're such tightly controlled systems, but modular games with dice and minis generally seem a bit easier, despite how complicated they...
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Egg Shen   February 02, 2016   5604  
I don't like to do end of the year lists. Some games get overhyped, some games will be overlooked and nobody really knows how any of them will stand the test of time. So I'd like to do a retrospective and look back at how games from 2011 are doing. I feel like five years is plenty of time for a game to cement itself as a success or failure. So let's hop in my time machine and head back to the days when Charlie Sheen was #WINNING, Deathly Hallows Part Two was concluding and I sang Katy Perry...
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Michael Barnes   December 21, 2015   4468  
This is not going to be an impartial, unbiased review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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MattDP   December 21, 2015   4822  
This time last year, I was so tired of the generic nature of most new board games that I'd started to wonder if my favourite hobby had passed its glory days. I've never been happier to have been proved wrong. After a couple of years of wretched releases, 2015 has been a stellar time for tabletop gaming. When there was so much chaff in the machine, I couldn't bring myself to do much more than pick a top three for my best-of-year posts. Sometimes it was difficult to find even three. This time I'm faced with...
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MattDP   December 07, 2015   3658  
It's been a while since I steered anyone toward my series on tabletop versions of video games over at Gamerati. But since I did one on the StarCraft board game to coincide with the final digital game in that series, Legacy of the Void, I figured it was time for a reminder. However great the StarCraft board game was, I think it would have been better with looser ties to the source material. It would almost certainly have resulted in a similar game but one which was a lot less complex to digest. In that respect...
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Egg Shen   November 19, 2015   3937  
So Trashfest Northeast 2015 has come and gone.  This is my second time experiencing this annual shindig and I’d like to share some of my experiences with the rest of you.  Rather than give you a blow by blow description of all the games I played, I’m just going to provide some overall highlights.  I’d like to try and give you an idea of what it’s like to experience Trashfest.
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Michael Barnes   November 16, 2015   3059  
It's that time of the year!
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Josh Look   October 31, 2015   3028  
Everyone's entitled to one good scare. Set up. That's what makes Halloween work so very well. Set up. In one of several homages to Psycho, Halloween opens up with the viewer taking on a first person voyeuristic role. We move around the house, past the Jack-o-Lantern, around the bushes, taking a look in the window. To us it's obvious what the two teenagers we're spying on are about to get up to, and thinking about it now, I think our vessel here knows it, too....
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MattDP   October 30, 2015   4663  
I have an uneasy relationship with horror. Perhaps that's appropriate. To me, there's a clear dividing line between the chilling supernatural and gruesome gorefests. I detest the latter, and love the former. To have a book, film or video game slowly convince me there are mysterious shades flitting beyond the veil of night is a special pleasure. It gets more complicated with board games. You can throw all the gothic trappings you like into a horror game and the result rarely feels like horror. They never make you feel nervous or uncomfortable. After playing Amnesia: The...
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