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Written by: MattDP
#I'd wager that the Eastern Front of World War 2 is the most common setting for board games, ever. More so than the far future, or a Tolkienesque fantasy or even satisfying the whims of Renaissance nobles...
August 25th, 2014
Written by: Michael Barnes
#"This looks f&%king stupid"- my girlfriend back in 1997.
August 21th, 2014
Written by: Matt Drake
#As many of you prepared for your annual trek to GenCon, I feel certain there are a bunch of you planning on making a beeline for the Alderac booth to pick your new, shiny copy of Doomtown Reloaded. And I...
August 20th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#There have been many, many attempts at blending role-playing games and strategy games. Until recently, almost all fell foul of the fundamental mismatch between playing co-operatively in the imagination a...
August 18th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I’m not sure I actually like Love Letter, but I also don’t know if I’d ever turn down a game of it. What would  be the point of refusing to play? It’s such a trifle that I find it hard to believ...
July 29th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#We’re used to seeing massively overblown adjectives in game marketing, so much that we probably tune them out automatically. But when Fantasy Flight decided to describe the new big ships for X-Wing as ...
July 28th, 2014
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Days of Thunder, Talladega Nights.
July 24th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I received my copy of Mare Nostrum in a trade almost five years ago, and I have played many times. Just this weekend I played it after an extended hiatus. We were playing with the Mythology expansion, wh...
July 22th, 2014
Written by: Michael Barnes
#But is it THE one hour wargame?
July 3th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#It says something about Mage Knight’s quality that even as my life has become less permitting of long dense games, I still find time to play Vlaada Chvatil’s classic several times a year. I enjoyed i...
July 1th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#When I write about older games I try to find one that a lot of people have played, or maybe one that could be considered a classic. By that standard, Felix: The Cat In The Sack seems awfully slight. It...
June 24th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#If we were to classify games like boxers, based on weight, I think that Intrigue might win the award for the most conniving game in its class. It forces the player to make endless promises to get ahead, ...
June 17th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#British people of a certain age tend to regard children’s animators Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate as minor deities, so totally did their wonderful conjurations dominate the world of kids TV in the 7...
June 16th, 2014
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