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Barnestorming- Lords of Xidit in Review, Bayonetta 2, Jodorowsky's DUne
Get Xidit.
 
 
My lunch group at work has played a lot of games, but we mostly gravitate towards trick-takers and Magic. As a result, and because I got bored playing Spades and Rook all the time (see below) I've accumulated a number of good and unusual trick-taking games, and thought I would write them up.   You won't find Tichu here because I don't like climbing games much. will always play These are all great for one reason or another. Spades...
 
 
I attended a meeting of a NC game designers’ guild for the first time a few weeks ago.  The organizer, Matt Wolfe, asked about my design Sea Kings, which is currently on Kickstarter run by Worthington Publications.  At some point I said it was, at upwards of 45 minutes, inevitably a filler game; and he responded, that’s not a filler game any more, fillers are 20 minutes!  While it’s true that 45 minutes is sometimes more a serial filler (played several times consecutively), it’s surely not a destination game (you go to a regular game meeting with the intention...
 
 
High Adventures In High Finance - Acquire Retrospective
Playing Acquire is a little like meeting a fifty-year-old man who can outrun a bunch of twenty-somethings. Rather than showing its age, Sid Sackson’s classic feels as relevant today as ever. It’s a true evergreen title, one that has seen numerous publishers but has remained essentially unchanged since 1964. It’s one of only two hobby games, along with Settlers of Catan, that I can set up with just about any gaming group and never have to explain. I only ever have to teach it to people who don’t usually play games, and even then it’s intuitive enough to pick up quickly...
 
 
What is it? Two and a half days of boardgaming with awesome people. We call it Trashfest but any and all games are welcome. If you dig it, bring it.  When is it? The weekend of November 7th - 9th. This is Veteran's Day weekend but the holiday actually falls on Tuesday. You may or may not have that Monday off but use that sick day you've been hoarding and you'll get a four day weekend! Game the system, people. Where is it? Barring...
 
 
The Devil's Cauldron Episode 3: No Fight for Gentlemen
September 18th, 1944 0700 Hours Arnhem Sector: The 18th dawns cold and foggy. The soldiers of the British 1st Airborne Division look skyward and feel their stomachs sink. Unless this weather clears, the 2nd drop scheduled for today will not arrive. At the very least, the 4th Parachute Brigade will be delayed. And delay is the one thing they cannot afford. Every minute brings more and more Germans to oppose them. Despite the briefing given before the initial attack, the Germans are not all old men and school children.  There have...
 
 
FatCast Presents: Nerd Trap, a Star Trek Podcast Episode 4 - The Naked Time

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The Naked Time
Josh Look and friends discuss The Naked Time, the fourth episode of Star Trek. *
 
 
First Impressions and Final Thoughts on Spiel 2014
There was some stuff that I hardly saw but quickly formed an opinion about:     Good impression: Historia was very much enjoyed by my friends. It offers a two-axis take on civilization with room for conflict.     ...
 
 
Barnestorming- Hyperborea in Review, Kemble's Cascade, Hyrule Warriors, Godzilla
Hyperbolea.
 
 
Mythotopia and Spiel 2014 shopping
Saturday's 'one more for the road' game was Mythotopia, Martin Wallace's new offering. It's a bit of a cop out, really, to apply a mechanism to a fantasy (or sci fi) theme, but it works out well enough. As in A Few Acres of Snow the deck building mechanism is subordinated to the map manouever. You build the deck from 4 basic cards and 6 area cards, which gives every player a unique set of resources (grain, gold, bricks and military goods). You can add to your hand by conquering new areas and buying cards from the market...
 
 
 
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