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Tales of Wonder - Tales of the Arabian Nights Review
I still can’t believe that Z-Man’s reprint of Tales of the Arabian Nights had any impact at all. There’s a market for even the dodgiest games, but this one runs counter to just about every trend I had seen in gaming. It’s far too random to approach anything like strategy, and it makes a mockery of player choice. It’s key mechanic involves passing a huge book around the table while you look up numbers on charts to see what paragraph you have to read. It resembles nothing so much as the world’s most expensive Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book. How could such...
 
 
Commands & Colors Greek Expansions (1 and 6) Review
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 of being there. C&C:A might be a bunch of cards and wooden blocks, but when it works you're not sat at a 20th century table any more: you're Scipio on the dusty plain at Zama, Hannibal on the gore-soaked field of Cannae. I forgot this whenever I used to talk about the C&C:A expansions. Spoiled by the mechanical contrivances added to their respecting...
 
 
Barnestorming- Simpler Times, MDMAVX, Jesus Lizard
Back in the day...
 
 
Are You Experienced?
“It’s more of an experience game.” Gamers have heard this phrase many times, which means it might be borderline meaningless. When I hear it, it conjures up a game where the process of playing it is inherently more important than the final result of who wins.  The phrase “experience game” is sometimes used euphemistically for a game that’s a lot of fun but might not meet some nebulous mechanical standard. In that sense it functions as a little of a backhanded compliment, though not necessarily.
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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