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MattDP

Written by: MattDP
#I'd wager that the Eastern Front of World War 2 is the most common setting for board games, ever. More so than the far future, or a Tolkienesque fantasy or even satisfying the whims of Renaissance nobles...
August 25th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#There have been many, many attempts at blending role-playing games and strategy games. Until recently, almost all fell foul of the fundamental mismatch between playing co-operatively in the imagination a...
August 18th, 2014
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#We’re used to seeing massively overblown adjectives in game marketing, so much that we probably tune them out automatically. But when Fantasy Flight decided to describe the new big ships for X-Wing as ...
July 28th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#I'm guessing most of you already know Twilight Struggle is my favourite games, and I'm guessing most of you already know that there's a successful kickstarter running to fund an digital version. So, no p...
July 2th, 2014
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#British people of a certain age tend to regard children’s animators Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate as minor deities, so totally did their wonderful conjurations dominate the world of kids TV in the 7...
June 16th, 2014
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#Of all the lies that are told in the context of board gaming, the biggest and most odorous are those printed on boxes alongside the legend "playing time". Yet even amongst this exalted company, Eight-Min...
June 9th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#Hot off the back of a successful kickstarter campaign, I really wasn’t sure what to make of Rivet Wars. It channels a first world war theme, yet presents you with a wildly incongruous steampunk theme, ...
May 19th, 2014
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#When you're ankle-deep in streamlined, strategic board games from the European school of worthy but tedious game design, it's easy to forget sometimes that part of what makes gaming great is the feeling ...
May 5th, 2014
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#Let's Bolt some Throws! What a great way to quickly enliven old, tired furniature. Board Games Rather than an actual SU&SD review this time, I wrote an article that the community over there kept asking...
April 28th, 2014
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#Wiz-War makes me angry. I get angry when I have the wrong cards, when the dice fall wrong, when the wrong people gang up on me. But that’s good anger. The bad anger is all the years I spent not playing...
April 14th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#When I cracked the shrink on Splendor (what happened to the missing ‘u’?), I got a nasty surprise. I really thought that so many people had taken the piss out of the overuse of the “Renaissance mer...
March 31th, 2014
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#The world of board games is a largely cerebral one, even at the thinnest end. For most games, physical appreciation begins and ends with the tactile nature of the pieces. But just occasionally, you’ll ...
March 3th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#Thwack. Board Games The latest game I covered on Shut Up & Sit Down is the second in the Band of Brothers series, Ghost Panzer. I passed on the first one because it sounded more than slightly unlikely:...
February 24th, 2014
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#Amongst my international journalism whoring, I contribute occasionally to the magazine Casual Game Revolution. They recently asked me to contribute an article on "microgames", small short games that see...
February 17th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#At a pre-Christmas gathering, I ended up chatting to a friend about worker placement games, as you do. He’d enjoyed a lot of Puerto Rico and Agricola with his family but, it transpired, he’d never pl...
February 10th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
People seem to like these lists. So here I am again with your yearly dose of statistical hype-mixture. I've actually made a table this year rather than my previous paragraph-based efforts, but there are ...
February 3th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#Every year I like to indulge myself in a slightly more personal article about how I'm feeling when it comes to gaming and writing and the year gone by. Not too much detail, of course: I'm British and as ...
January 27th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#Mostly, I’m not a big fan of co-operative games. Games suffer terribly without the unpredictability and skill of human opposition, and the whole genre sometimes looks like a collection of semi-function...
January 13th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#Does a spear travelling at terminal velocities toward an unsuspecting target make any noise if there's no-one around to hear it? And if there's no one around to hear it, how can there even be a target? T...
December 23th, 2013
Written by: MattDP
#You'll realise, no doubt, that Warage is a clever play on words. Making a compound of "war" and "age" cunningly creates the word "rage", conjuring the white heat of fantasy melees, the ancient and primal...
December 2th, 2013
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