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Boardgame Reviews
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   June 23, 2016   143  
The best game ever made about Noah's Ark.
Firefly Fluxx
Boardgame Reviews
Egg ShenEgg Shen   June 22, 2016   116  
I’m going to be reviewing some smaller/simpler games that tend to be better suited for padawan play rather than a sit down with Jedi Masters. I don’t know about the rest of you, but once every couple of months or so I’m playing boardgames with people who’ve seemingly never ventured past the nefarious and arcane party game that is Apples to Apples. When this happens I usually try to bring something small and weird to nudge people out of their comfort zone. Well, that and so I’m not stuck playing Trivial Pursuit - Jersey Shore Bro-FIST...
Trash Culture
MattDPMattDP   June 20, 2016   223  
So, here we are again for another volley. This time it's to talk about something I've wanted to do for a long time which is to review Conflict of Heroes on Shut Up & Sit Down. For all its shortcomings as a simulation, CoH is one of my all-time favourite wargames. I love its speed and its combination of mechanical and tactical conundrums. I also love the fact that it has tanks. After submitting my last two SU&SD pieces I ended up getting excited about something I'd never talk about in public. No, not that: photography....
Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   June 20, 2016   143  
Lots of fun, but impossible to match the perfection of Finding Nemo. I really enjoyed it and had some great laughs (seals yelling OFF!OFF!OFF! to get others off their rock had me rolling). Took my 5-yr old girl, Emily, to see it and she found it scary. i assumed she meant the squid-in-a-box but turns out she thought the idea of Dory losing her family was just way too scary. She's right, that's no picnic for a kid. I took her to this cuz I figured Jungle Book was too scary, but apparently I misjudged...
Boardgame Reviews
Michael BarnesMichael Barnes   June 17, 2016   296  
Also reviewed- a game that costs $100 more.
Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   June 14, 2016   154  
Well, this is going to be tough sell to this crowd. Let me first state that I don't like Jane Austen novels or movies AT ALL. They don't do it for me and I find them quite forced. I saw the trailer for this one and was still not convinced but the cast seemed to strong, i just had to go. It's hilarious and a bunch of quick fun. It's a slow build to the laughter, however. You know how Tarantino takes his time to build up the suspense until you can no longer bear it?...
Boardgame Reviews
MattDPMattDP   June 13, 2016   323  
When I first started playing X-Wing, I made a vow. That vow was to never own or run a ship that wasn't featured in the original trilogy. Vows are made to be broken, of course, and tempted by interesting builds and special offers, I broke this one a long time ago. What's perhaps more interesting is how much Wave 8 made me enjoy breaking it. See, Wave 8 comes with the Ghost from the Star Wars Rebels cartoon series. I've never had much interest in the expanded universe, but I picked up series one of Rebels...
Boardgame Reviews
MattDPMattDP   June 06, 2016   511  
This week's companion piece is a list of my five favourite games in my least favourite genre. Yep, that's right, it's Worker Placement time. You can see the results of my ruminations over at Rollin' Dice. Perhaps the most interesting thing I discovered while compiling the list is how badly lots of randomness fits into the mechanic. Normally, tons of dice or cards is a fine addition to any game and, indeed, some of my picks showcase how well they can work in Worker Placement. But raw chaos and aggression alongside heavy strategy just doesn't sit...
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