| I know deckbuilding games are a fad. I know people are getting tired of them. I know how many people love to say, , great, another deckbuilder, yawn.' They actually say that. Or type it, anyway. They ty...|
April 10th, 2013
|You should not buy second-edition Descent. I think I can make my case pretty clearly for why you definitely should not get involved with this game. For starters, Descent 2 is addictive. If you buy Descen...|
January 30th, 2013
|I have to do penance. Horrible, painful penance. Because I have done the thing that makes reviewers everywhere look like greedy douchebags - I asked for a game, got it in the mail, and never reviewed it....|
October 31th, 2012
|Today's review is more of a precautionary tale, a sort of How Not To Kickstarter. Unfortunately, given the number of people who are willing to throw money at anything that passes by like a rich kid in a ...|
October 17th, 2012
My new plan of playing the games I actually enjoy even though I have a huge stack of review copies sitting in the corner of the room and calling in silent, hissing voices, 'play us!' is working out pre...|
October 4th, 2012
|I've come to an important realization, and I wanted to share it:
I am bored with board games.
That's not entirely true, actually. I am bored with NEW games. I don't want to try every newfangled game th...|
September 27th, 2012
|Ninjas team up with zombies to battle futuristic robots and dinosaurs with lasers.
If that sounds really stupid to you, you can stop reading. If, like me, you think that sounds like a buckshot blast of ...|
August 30th, 2012
|If you're headed to GenCon next week, you'll have first dibs on a brand new game from Asmodee called Libertalia. I would tell you how everyone is talking about it, but honestly, I don't really follow who...|
August 15th, 2012
|I don't really believe in kharma, aside from that stupid 'my kharma ran over your dogma' bumper sticker, and then it's just because it's worth a giggle. But if I did believe in kharma, I would say that i...|
July 26th, 2012
|Have you been enjoying Quarriors half-a-week? I know I have! Mostly because I only had to write two reviews, and I got to play Quarriors a bunch of times. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me.
To finish off...|
July 5th, 2012
|I know I just recently did an article about gamer types, and then turned around Monday and asked people to help me find my wife's wedding dress. I really should review a game here. But something just occ...|
June 28th, 2012
So far, 2012 has been the year I had to keep making exceptions about not liking sports games. I still don't want to play a game about soccer or baseball or cricket or professional curling, but I'm consid...
June 21th, 2012
|It's time for another Thunderstone review, and that means it's time for another review from my dad.
If I had it to do over again, I’d . . .
In those poignant moments of life we occasionally hear folk...|
June 13th, 2012
|The continuing nightmare saga that started with my son lighting my house on fire is coming to a close, and has allowed me to come up with a few tips for potential disaster victims that I would like to sh...|
June 6th, 2012
|I am one lucky son of a bitch, and you are not. Unless you recently won the lottery or nailed Jessica Alba or something, and then you might also be lucky. Or if the woman you love just agreed to marry yo...|
May 30th, 2012
|By now, I think we can all agree that the zombie game phenomenon is getting a little old. Every third game seems to be about either killing the undead, running from the undead, or becoming the undead so ...|
May 24th, 2012
|Remember right after the Lord of the Rings movies came out, and every fourth board game that came out was all about the movies? And you would use worker placement or roll-and-move or cooperative puzzle g...|
May 16th, 2012
|A reader asked if I would review Radekai, and mentioned that it was available on close-out at Target. Since I love to give people what they want (as long as it involves me talking about games), I went ou...|
May 9th, 2012
|The other day, my wife called me and told me I just got a package from Athens. I thought she meant the Athens that's in Texas, because I live in Texas and couldn't really figure out why I would be gettin...|
May 2th, 2012
|If you were to tell me that Wizards of the Coast was going to make a D&D game about ruling the city of Waterdeep, I would not have been surprised. But if you told me that game was going to be a worker-pl...|
April 19th, 2012
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