Written by Schweig!
December 20, 2010
If you're looking for a quiet game in the spirit of Christmas Peace and Goodwill, you won't find it here!GUERILLA was published by the (old) Avalon Hill Game Company in 1994, when guerilla warfare was among other things very prominently featured on evening TV news. Unfortunately board games rarely tackle contemporary political or social topics, so this alone makes the game something special. Only JUNTA and ANGOLA let players recreate a similar situation, namely the overthrowing of government by rebels in a developing country. This topic creates very interesting situations and decisions for the players, so I don't understand...
Written by Michael Barnes
December 16, 2010
This week, yet another eleventh hour contender for the GotY award steps up. This time, it's what might be GMT's best game to date.
Written by InfinityMax
December 15, 2010
This week was punishment week for my group of gamers. I always feel a little bad for my friends when I bring bad games. They're good sports - they'll play anything once, even if it's horrible - but nobody likes having to play really crappy games.
Which brings me to the subject of this review: Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space. Yes, that is the full name of the game. No, it is not ironic. Yes, it is very stupid. No, it is not based on an Ed Wood movie.
Written by Ken B.
December 14, 2010
This is the first in my periodic looks at boardgames through the eyes of how they work with my family, and how I feel they might work with others. First up I'm hitting a softball as I get this up to speed--with a review and look at Ticket to Ride: Europe. You already know Barnsey's not a fan, but here's my take.
Written by MattDP
December 12, 2010
Given that I love card-driven wargames, and that I love multi-player wargames and that I find Here I Stand difficult to get to the table due to the length and number of players, it’s natural that I should eventually gravitate toward what’s usually labelled as the most approachable of the multi-player CDG’s, Successors, re-released by GMT last year in a spanking reprint with new art and a mounted board. This was an interesting game for me to try because it was the first time ever that I’d played a historical game entirely on the basis of mechanical appeal rather...