Written by Sagrilarus
May 27, 2014
A year ago I received a Kindle Fire for my birthday. I hadn’t asked for one and in a lot of ways I really didn’t want one, but I toyed with it a bit and realized that I kind of liked it. It was quicker to get web access on it than it was my laptop, was more mobile and generally lasted longer on a battery. Over a six week period it grew to be a pretty big presence in my life, and my traditional e-ink Kindle was more or less set aside. I pull...
Written by San Il Defanso
April 08, 2014
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. ...
Written by MattDP
February 17, 2014
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...
Written by MattDP
February 10, 2014
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...