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Written by: Michael Barnes
# You will believe a Rancor can punch an X-Wing
January 10th, 2013
Written by: San Il Defanso
#It’s not uncommon for a game to be  rejiggered into a slightly different form, which sounds like a bad thing. But it can often lead to a game that is much-improved, or at least excellent in its own wa...
January 8th, 2013
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Yes, this is a Very Special episode. During some of the backroom emailing that went on during Michael Barnes Proudly Presents Secret Satan 2013, I received this email from Frank Branham, whom you may kno...
December 20th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
# The weather outside is frightful, but Next of Ken?  It's so delightful.  So if you've no place to go....join us, won't you?
December 19th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#It must be tough to make a good expansion. The proof is that there are a lot of mediocre ones, especially today when we have fewer “games” and more “core sets.” An expansion is essentially an att...
December 18th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#Zombie board games tend to focus, like the films they emulate, on the players surviving by putting up barricades and beating the undead to death with whatever they can find. But if you’ve seen enough h...
December 17th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#There’s a period in every gamer’s life where we harbor dreams that our friends and family will convert to hobby games. We show them some game (Ticket to Ride! Settlers of Catan!) that we hope will ca...
December 11th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
# Slide through the shadows and stealthily creep into this week's Next of Ken, where I talk about Wreck-It Ralph, American Horror Story: Asylum, Ruse, and two games from Level 99 Games' upcoming Minigame...
December 5th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#In this glorious age of reprints, there are very few remaining classic titles from the eighties that haven’t seen a rebirth in some form or other. Of those left stranded in the past most of any consequ...
December 3th, 2012
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Game comes with a hammer. On the Table Kind of in a gaming drought lately- but I have played Dan Baden’s Article 27 a couple of times, and I love it. It’s a great negotiation game that feels inspired...
November 29th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#When I moved out of my parent’s house, I moved in with a guy I knew in college. Being mostly penniless I had to use a lot of tools and items that he already owned, including the can opener. The problem...
November 27th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#It'd been a tough day - during work I'd had to spend the afternoon chairing a meeting instead of using the whole day to prepare for my first ever shot at playing War of the Ring like I'd planned. It wa...
November 26th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
# One does not simply walk into Next of Ken--you run your Hobbit ass in, as this week I'm all about gushing over Lords of Middle-Earth, the new expansion for the 2nd edition of War of the Ring.  I've ju...
November 21th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#Once upon a time, I played inordinate amounts of Magic: the Gathering. I played it so much that information about anything other than Magic: the Gathering could do little more than skitter across the sur...
November 19th, 2012
Written by: mikecl
#   This began as a reply in "What Board Games Are You Buying"  to my previous post about whether Mice and Mystics was worth getting as a game for adults.  I got mixed answers so I and ju...
November 14th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#At this point in popular culture, it’s hard to swing a stick without running into something about vampires. And as is always true when something reaches cultural saturation, it descends into parody. Th...
November 13th, 2012
Written by: MattDP
#I can vividly remember the first time I saw a copy of Dungeon! Visiting some of my Dad’s friends who had a son a year or two older than me, he pulled a copy out from under his bed and suggested we play...
November 12th, 2012
Written by: Michael Barnes
#  Not to be confused with "Crude: The Steve Avery Game" On the Table Crude. If you like economic or business games, you should play this game. If you like games like Acquire, Power Grid, or Settlers of ...
November 8th, 2012
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