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Coming Up For Air
I saw the signs for a while before I did anything about them. Playing games out of duty, not just to review them, just to keep up with a steady stream of releases. Releasing that I hadn’t played my favorite games for a couple of years. Trying to get up excitement for game night only to find that it was wearing thin. Looking through a list of releases and feeling only a gaping sense of exhaustion. I was beginning to run out of goodwill for one of my favorite things. I needed to come up for air. ...
 
 
Now Playing: Microgames
Amongst my international journalism whoring, I contribute occasionally to the magazine Casual Game Revolution. They recently asked me to contribute an article on "microgames", small short games that seem to have beome popular in the wake of Love Letter. The finished piece includes a short interview with the designer of that game, Seiji Kanai, as well as coverage of Love Letter, Agent Hunter and Romans Go Home, so you might want to hunt down the upcoming issue if you're interested. After playing a number of small games for the piece - no arduous...
 
 
Now Playing: Lords of Waterdeep
At a pre-Christmas gathering, I ended up chatting to a friend about worker placement games, as you do. He’d enjoyed a lot of Puerto Rico and Agricola with his family but, it transpired, he’d never played Lords of Waterdeep, which I’d been playing loads of on the iPad. So the next time I visited, I took it round, Skullport and all. We threw in both expansions and played a six-player game. It turned out to be quite a ride: I drew a lord card that got a bonus for each building owned and focused on that...
 
 
2013 - A Belated Recap
Every year I like to indulge myself in a slightly more personal article about how I'm feeling when it comes to gaming and writing and the year gone by. Not too much detail, of course: I'm British and as we all know, the British never talk about their feelings, only moan about the weather, the loss of empire and how other nations constantly misunderstand our wonderfully self-depcreating sense of humour. But if you're expecting someting a little less insular and game-focussed well, you have been warned. Regular and observant visitors to the site will have noticed that...
 
 
My 2013 Ancient Treasures
Ahh, the Christmas season. Irritating songs, endless social functions with co-workers, and a easy five pounds to round out that girlish figure. For a game blogger/writer, it’s also a time to start making lists. I already did one a couple weeks ago with my favorite games ever, which is an annual tradition I’ve done for four years now. In a couple of weeks I’ll have one with my top games released roughly in 2013. The problem with a “best of 2013? list is that it isn’t altogether indicative of games that got me excited through the year....
 
 
 
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