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Bolt Thrower #1 - Introductory Wargames, Byzantium, FTL. Vampire Weekend
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 me to write, which was a guide to introductory wargames. While there's obviously lots of games mentioned, I deliberately steered clear of naming a particular favourite, or a ranked list because I wanted to make the point that the best introductory wargame for any given person depends on the sorts of games and the sort...
 
 
Bolt Thrower #n: Ghost Panzer, Adventure Time, Teleglitch, Salems Lots, Black Dossier, Smiths
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: you don't get historically realistic tactics by making a game simpler. That's totally not going to work, except here, where it works beautifully. The only problem is that it's almost too accurate, forcing you to re-use the same strategic approach over and over again. But there's still plenty of tactics to puzzle over, and I...
 
 
Best Movies of 2013
It is time once again to recount what I believe to be the best ten movies of 2013. I’m pleased that I am getting this article out before the Oscars this time around since often it can seem anti-climatic if my number one pick ends up winning best picture (like last year with Argo). What started off as an abysmal year in terms of quality of movies (by the end of the summer, I had only seen one movie worth talking about), I am pleased that by year’s end, all ten entries in the list are excellent films (especially...
 
 
Happy Birthday Talisman
Talisman is 30 years old today.  Here are some links. Enjoy. A History of Talisman  Talisman Turns 30 A Fresh Look at Talisman  Talisman Pub Crawl Rules Talisman Digital Edition Is Available for Download
 
 
Bolt Thrower #13 - Sekigahara, Knock-Knock, The Shining, Hunger Games, Martin Simpson
Thirteen isn't the unluckiest number when it's delivering you a pre-Halloween payload of bolt thrower goodness. Limbs everywhere! Board Games This month's review on Shut Up & Sit Down is GMT's bastard stepchild of the block genre, Sekigahara. It's a fascinating game, with large amounts of muscular history rippling attractively beneath a thin skin of rules. There's a lot to like about it, from the faultless presentation to the wonderful mix of strategy and bluffing and it's so accessible that it's already seen lots of table time round here, and there wil certainly be more...
 
 
 
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