Written by Michael Barnes
April 03, 2014
On the Table It’s time to file a review of The Mushroom Eaters, the latest game from Nate Hayden (Cave Evil). I would say that you absolutely must play this game, but the reality of it is that a) it’s a pretty hard game to get a hold of and b) odds are that most people won’t like it either because of the art style, the unusual elements of gameplay (there’s no opposition, for example) and of course the potentially controversial drug-related theme that would probably cause a fair number of board gamers to pitch a...
Written by MattDP
March 31, 2014
When I cracked the shrink on Splendor (what happened to the missing ‘u’?), I got a nasty surprise. I really thought that so many people had taken the piss out of the overuse of the “Renaissance merchants impressing nobility” theme in games that it had rightly been killed, had its head cut off and its mouth stuffed with garlic-infused meeples that it was gone forever. Yet it it was again, in my hands, in 2014. But review copies are review copies, so with a heavy heart I began to dig into the box. A deck of...
Written by repoman
March 17, 2014
The highest military order of merit one could be awarded in the Imperial German military had a strangely French name. The Pour le Merite was to be granted to individuals strictly in recognition of extraordinary personal achievement. The men called it the Blue Max. In 1983 I was 15 years old and I have a distinct memory of a snowy day in the middle of a Connecticut winter. There was no school and I was at my best friend Curt's house. On his expansive dining room table we had...