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Rants & Raves

Written by: MattDP
# In my last column of 2008, I made a public declaration that I was going to use John Farrels’ excellent stats tracking facility to actually try and make a concrete, measurable effort to play my ...
February 9th, 2009
Written by: hancock.tom
# I have a nearly uncontrollable desire to play CCGs.  Since that first sense of wonder when learned Magic: the Gathering 15 years ago,&...
January 28th, 2009
Written by: MattDP
#A short while ago, over on Boardgamegeek, I made a bold and public statement to the effect that current trends in Euro game design were bad for the hobby as a whole. Another user, Pedro Silva (Mallgur)...
January 26th, 2009
Written by: Michael Barnes
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January 15th, 2009
Written by: MattDP
#Before Christmas I got seriously creeped out by a startlingly widespread outbreak of "I hate Monopoly" over at T.O.S. I'm not sure exactly what disturbed me more about it - the level of time an...
January 12th, 2009
Written by: MattDP
#With nary a backward glance, Sir Roland stepped out of the weak dawn light and in to the cold gloom of the southwestern castle tower. Lighting his lantern, he checked that his healing ring was in place...
January 5th, 2009
Written by: MattDP
Right, I'm still on holiday. So, I suspect, are many of you. So this is short and to the point. This weeks' BGN column, which I wrote in advance, is about my New Years resolutions for gaming. If you're i...
December 29th, 2008
Written by: Anders Fager
# Look. I am trying to understand! This was a good idea. Ought to have been. Hugely successful clix game meets outrageously successful computer game and yes, sir. We have a best seller.... ...
December 15th, 2008
Written by: MattDP
#Last week I finally got my hands on my copy of Titan.  I had it delivered to my workplace and so I had to spend all bloody morning sat with the box next to my desk, itching to open it and have a goo...
December 15th, 2008
Written by: MattDP
#We're scraping the barrel this week in terms of headline images illustrating fake arguments, which is ironic really because the sort of argument I'm talking about over at BGN is the sort the scrapes the ...
November 17th, 2008
Written by: MattDP
# I have a real thing about the word "innovation". In one place I worked it was a massive management buzzword that got bandied about so much that it lost all meaning and caused one of my fe...
November 10th, 2008
Written by: Robert Klarer
# What are the worst box cover designs, among the Essen '08 crop of games? Why does it matter? Here's a countdown of ten of the worst offenses to art and beauty that were displayed at the Messe, accom...
November 4th, 2008
Written by: Michael Barnes
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October 9th, 2008
Written by: José A.
(Editor's Note:  Just had to run with this submission as a front-page item.  Truly, a story of inspiration and courage.  It makes you want to cue up "I Will Survive."&nb...
September 11th, 2008
Written by: David
# Yesterday it struck me, right in the middle of a marathon 8-hour session of Twilight Imperium 3 (in which for the 3rd time in a row the same annoying bloke whipped my backside with some very ef...
August 13th, 2008
Written by: Ken B.
#  At one time, if you'd ask me to rattle off a list of the companies I considered "Friends of Ameritrash", Days of Wonder would have been right there on the list. These days, th...
August 5th, 2008
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