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Written by: MattDP
#Last week I got to play a game for the first time that just bowled me over with the quality of its presentation. This isn’t about overproduction, or artwork, just a simple appreciation that laid out on...
January 23th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#So, we are come to the start of a new year. I did my wrap for 2011 with a run down of what I thought were the five best games although, sadly, I wasn’t able to play two of the big-name contenders Eclip...
January 16th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
# That's right, guys and gals...another year has gone by, and it's time to let YOU the readers weigh in on this year's favorites.  This was an incredibly loaded year for great games.  How will your fav...
December 28th, 2011
44. Skint
Written by: MattDP
#I’m considering taking the drastic step of no longer watching the news. Things are just too depressing and, perhaps worse, there’s so much uncertainty about what lies ahead economically that it frees...
December 12th, 2011
Written by: MattDP
# A long, long time ago I can still remember how … no, wait. Wrong era. A long time ago one Scott Alden asked me why it was that I had become suddenly unwilling to post my material on boardgamegeek any ...
July 11th, 2011
Written by: MattDP
#My four-year old daughter has always been tremendously curious about my games, so when she was old enough to start playing some of them I was obviously delighted to indulge her. Some of her favourites in...
June 13th, 2011
Written by: MattDP
# I was indulging in some serious spring cleaning over the weekend, including sorting through the contents of my “important stuff” box. In there I found, to my surprise, this tube of polyhedral dice....
June 6th, 2011
Written by: Matt Drake
#I've been thinking lately, which is a change from my normal routine of staring at my shoes and falling asleep while I'm driving. It doesn't happen very often, but now and then I find it refreshing to mix...
May 4th, 2011
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Pictured is a game that did not make the Barnes' Best: The 1970s cut. I didn't want to scare away the sexophobic board gamers, nor the teetotalers who might see this picture and become "concerned" about ...
March 3th, 2011
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Pictured are people trying to play a game before hobby gaming really got rolling sometime in the 1970s. Notice that it doesn't look like much fun and I think a guy died. Eurogamers claim that folks that...
January 13th, 2011
Written by: Ken B
#What, you weren't expecting a freaking EXTRAVAGANZA?  Not wearing your tux, you say?  That's alright, we're just sitting here in our underwear anyway watching old reruns of EIGHTEEN WHEELS OF JUSTICE. ...
January 4th, 2011
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Alright, cut the chitchat. It's time for the Cracked LCD Game of the Year presentation at
December 30th, 2010
Written by: Ken B
# This time of year, you'll find plenty of radio stations who are on a constant 24-hour Christmas music rotation.  Most of them start around midnight Thanksgiving and carry straight through Christmas. ...
December 17th, 2010
Written by: dan daly
#I've had an up and down relationship with Eagle games.  Listen while I tell the tale....
November 26th, 2010
Written by: James Sitz
#*kh.... huuhhh* "LUKE.... I AM YOUR FATHER." And just like that, all of Star Wars was ruined for me by the age of four.  I hadn't even seen any of the movies yet, but by 1989, this was such a commonly ...
November 19th, 2010
Written by: MattDP
#Well, even though I’ve only been doing bi-weekly columns this year I seem to have hit the dead zone between Christmas and New Year once again, when all good gamers should be playing with their new toys...
November 11th, 2010
Written by: Jacob Martin
#Sure I've had a bad run for a while trying to come up with some decent threads and something decent to say about my hobby, but here's some shiz that went down if not a week ago then very recently that sl...
November 6th, 2010
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Pictured is Yanni. For no reason. You may find it hard to believe, but he looks JUST LIKE Ken B.
November 4th, 2010
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Don't read this Cracked LCD column until you read Grindhouse chief grinder Jim Bailey's blog about distribution at the website.
October 7th, 2010
Written by: Jexik
#First off- I can't take credit for the term "gaming tourism."  I'm not sure if mrkurtb on the other site originated it,but that concept sure resonated with me.  Not that I'm a tourist, but it seemed to...
September 3th, 2010
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