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Roller Coaster Robots - Steam Park Review
For a member of the “gaming press” I’m not particularly good at keeping up with all of the buzz that comes out of the Spiel in Essen. It’s one of the biggest gaming events of the year, but most of what gets released is totally outside of my knowledge. I’m not sure if Steam Park was some hotly anticipated game or a dark horse that no one knew about before. But I do think that it might turn some heads and become something that people talk about now that it’s out. It’s an unexpectedly fun game, one that leavens...
 
 
Robinson Crusoe Review
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-functional attempts to solve this big, blaring problem. But there are a very few that make my grade. And I’ve noticed they tend to have certain things in common: they allow plenty of scope of individual player decision making in the face of the group, offer some sort of simple AI-like mechanics that make it look like the game is reacting to your decisions and have...
 
 
Barnestorming- Tash-Kalar in Review, Warhammer Diskwars, Don't Starve, DC Cab, 2013 metal records
Vlaada whiffed.
 
 
A Friendly Knife-Fight - El Grande Retrospective
One of the most unfortunate tendencies when discussing board games on the internet is the way games are described solely through their mechanics. It’s like someone asking how dinner was, and being given a list of ingredients as a response. Such a description is technically accurate, but falls short of giving any actual information. Any game is greater (or less) than the sum of its parts. It’s not the individual pieces that determine how a game functions, but rather how they synchronize with each other when combined with human opponents. Few games show that disparity quite like...
 
 
Barnestorming- Barnes' Best 2013, Just Dance, Dark Shadows, Blood Orange
It's time for a reckonin'.
 
 
Barnestorming- Too Much Ogre, Navajo Wars, Tash-Kalar, Led Zeppelin
Steve Jackson buckles under the weight of the Ogre DE.
 
 
Krosmaster Arena - Board Game Review
With my daughter less than a year away from moving out of my house, I find myself casting about for any way to connect with her. She’s not game for all the stuff we used to do, like hanging her upside down and banging her head on the floor. For one thing, she’s too heavy for that now, and I’m not nearly as fit as I was when she was six. She doesn’t even want to play games with me any more, because she’s got her own friends who come over for that (they meet twice a month to...
 
 
Barnestorming- Level 7 [Omega Protocol] in Review, Ogre DE, Jeff Smith, Elysium
Better than Siege of the Citadel.
 
 
Barnestorming- Firefly in Review, Thunderstone: Numenera, Battling Boy
The Best Firefly Game Ever Made.
 
 
Warage Review
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 fury felt my elf for orc and vice versa. It's a smart title. The game underlying it is not smart. It's a dumb game, but it's dumb in a good way, the sort of way that an overly playful rottweiler puppy is dumb, full of teeth and fluff and eagerness. It's a game where you slap down cards, gloat and chug...
 
 
 
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