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Gaming Scene

Written by: San Il Defanso
#The holiday season is a time for tradition, and as we all know “tradition” is a Christmas-y word for obligation. I’ve been at my tradition for five years now, where I look at my twelve favorite gam...
December 12th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I got involved in this hobby seven years ago, and I’ve been writing about it pretty steadily for about three, with occasional pieces before that. At some point every board game writer will have to deal...
November 18th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Once you have been in the hobby five years, you begin to look at your game shelf and say, “I have too many games.” This doesn’t actually mean you’re going to get rid of any of them or that you wi...
November 4th, 2014
Written by: Matt Drake
#Ah, it’s that time of year again – GenCon week. You can smell the excitement in the air. For those of you who have not been here before, it smells like hair grease and buttcrack sweat. I freaking hat...
September 3th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Even at my best I don’t like change very much. Be that as it may, I’ve got a big one around the corner. I’m preparing to move from Kansas City to Dallas, my first out-of-state move in eight years. ...
August 5th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Last August I made a trade for Conquest of Nerath, the D&D-themed conquest game from Wizards of the Coast. For months it sat on my game shelf, mostly serving as a toy for my three-year-old son. It was ha...
February 18th, 2014
Written by: Ken B
# At one time, I enjoyed the luxury of having several different game groups. I had a core of old friends who we would get together once a month and play the very best that Ameritrash had to offer. I had a...
January 31th, 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: San Il Defanso
#It was just over nine years ago that my friend introduced me to The Settlers of Catan. As much as any game I’ve played, it was love at first sight, a revelation, an experience like nothing I had before...
November 5th, 2013
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I hate playtesting games. A big part of this is because 90% of all designed games aren’t worth publishing in the first place, and I frankly don’t need to play someone else’s take on deck-building o...
October 15th, 2013
Written by: Michael Barnes
#I built my dreams around you.
October 10th, 2013
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Anyone who claims to have any authority on a subject needs to do  their homework. Would you trust a film critic who had never seen The Wizard of Oz or Casablanca? How about a rock columnist totally unfa...
July 9th, 2013
Written by: Matt Loter
#Pretty Pretty Princess and the power of friends.
March 19th, 2013
Written by: Andy Waller
#An infrequent look at gaming with the solo player in mind……
February 9th, 2013
Written by: Ken B
#   Going to keep this week's column short and sweet, because I'm assuming most of you are still hung over from New Year's parties.  I do want feedback from everyone that reads this site and is intere...
January 2th, 2013
Written by: San Il Defanso
#As you read this, I will have just arrived back from nearly two weeks in Michigan and Ohio visiting my extended family. This trek to see relatives is one that happens annually, and it’s one of my favor...
January 1th, 2013
Written by: Sagrilarus
#        Sometimes people just hate.       Three quarters of the way through I was being booed by the spectators on both sides of the obstacle course.  This wasn’t “disappointed” booing...
November 28th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#The second annual UK festival of trash didn’t get off to the best of starts for me. On a cold and brittle autumn morning, we stopped in a garage atop one of the many steep hill surrounding my home city...
September 17th, 2012
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