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Written by: MattDP
#It is Christmas day, 1980, and I am six years old. I go tearing through the house, rich with the smells of festive cooking, past beaming adults, trailing behind me a full stocking, to sit on my Gran's b...
November 5th, 2012
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Dungeon! Rules!
November 1th, 2012
Written by: Matt Drake
#I have to do penance. Horrible, painful penance. Because I have done the thing that makes reviewers everywhere look like greedy douchebags - I asked for a game, got it in the mail, and never reviewed it....
October 31th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I’ve been reviewing games for nearly five years, and I’ve never played anything quite like Manila. I don’t mean that my experience hasn’t led me to anything similar, I mean I don’t even know an...
October 30th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
# "Play to win" and sneak on in for Next of Ken, where this week I'm talking Dungeon Command: Tyranny of Goblins and both Puzzle Strike: 3rd Edition and Puzzle Strike: Shadows.  Join us, won't you?
October 24th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#There are times when a game sounds so much better in your head than it actually is in real life. You read every review and gaze upon the box on the store shelf. And you finally get the game…and it just...
October 23th, 2012
Written by: Matt Drake
#Today's review is more of a precautionary tale, a sort of How Not To Kickstarter. Unfortunately, given the number of people who are willing to throw money at anything that passes by like a rich kid in a ...
October 17th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I mentioned to a friend of mine that I was going to review Swing States 2012, the new solo election game from Victory Point Games, and he remarked that if we weren’t already eye-deep in election season...
October 16th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
# It was a hectic September full of gaming, music, and travelling; I'm hoping to get everyone updated, as a lot of what I wrote in September was written in advance.  So we've got a lot of catching up to...
October 10th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I’ve always had a somewhat romanticized view of the Soviet Union. It’s not that I particularly agree with communism or that I’ve ever spent time in the country. I think it’s more that it’s like...
October 9th, 2012
Written by: Matt Drake
# My new plan of playing the games I actually enjoy even though I have a huge stack of review copies sitting in the corner of the room and calling in silent, hissing voices, 'play us!' is working out pre...
October 4th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I have a genre of games that I like to call “stupider like a fox.”  These games are profoundly silly, filled with ways for your planning to be rendered moot by simple bad luck. While this might ...
October 2th, 2012
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Star Wars is cool again. On the Table X-wing it is. Full review.  It’s definitely in the competition for best of 2012. I’m glad I took a chance on it and listened to instinct rather than that ...
September 27th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
#    Spiral madly on in to Next of Ken, where this week it's a big pile of gaming talk as I recount all the games played at our 2nd annual "B. Brothers' Boardgaming Bash".  You'll hear all about one-si...
September 26th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Circus Train is a terrific lesson in how far a good setting can take a game. It doesn’t draw on many original mechanics, but instead selects the appropriate ones for what it tries to accomplish. There...
September 25th, 2012
Written by: Michael Barnes
# Hey you, Lyssan up!
September 20th, 2012
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I don’t much care for party games. It’s not like I hate them. They give me something to do with big groups, and they’re really good for people who probably wouldn’t be interested in learning Mage...
September 19th, 2012
Written by: Ken B
#   Stagger (with pirate swagger) on in for Next of Ken, where this week it's pirates and goth chicks with reviews of Libertalia and Hemloch.  What's a pirate's favorite restaurant?  Arrr...
September 12th, 2012
Written by: Michael Barnes
#This ain't rock n' roll...this is board games!
September 6th, 2012
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