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Written by: R H Webster
I come from a time and a place when all board games,  proper board games,  had the Grand Canyon running through the middle.  Pop-o-Matic games were cult-of-the-new trash, fit only for acid...
July 1th, 2013
Written by: Christopher Moore
  (Edit:  I accidentally posted this before I had a chance to finish it because I suck, so I apologize to the 70+ people who clicked on this and then went, "What the hell?")     ...
June 27th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
At the mercy of the machine? Gav and I spent a day at Alton Towers last week. This was a bit of a turn up for the books: the trip had looked likely for September; I’d never hitherto ...
June 26th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
"Father, is there really a Lake of Crystal like the story tellers say?" "Aye, there is." "Is it much farther? We have been walking a long time." "Not so far as before." "Father? What shall we do when we ...
June 24th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
#Analogue and digital: opposing skill sets? Far from original, my closing remarks last time echo truisms familiar from many online discussions of, eg. how to get more younger people to play...
June 21th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
#My sorry excuse for a computer game collection … I noted the paucity of my digital gaming experience last September in my review of Death Ray Manta. Getting a bit more precise:...
June 18th, 2013
Written by: Kevin Nicholson
America has just gone through a recession. So it might be to safe to say that the good ol’ U S of A might do well with a little financial advice. Are there any board games out there that give you a...
June 18th, 2013
Written by: Simon DeSmet
#  The Wars of the Roses Triple Hit   In this post I’m really going to look at GMT's recent Crown of Roses, but I think the best way to do this is by comparison with two earlier games on the topic of ...
June 17th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
"You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months..."  Dwight Eisenhower   D-Day at Omaha Beach is a solitaire war game put out by Decision Games b...
June 17th, 2013
Written by: Kevin Nicholson
I’m in the midst of working on creating the rules for a board game that I’ve been working on for quite awhile. I plan on making the game for an expansive multi-generational target market, so ...
June 11th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
We left in the first glow of dawn, the docks of Wilhelmshaven fading quickly in the morning mist. Brave and bold we were then, still flush with the immortality of youth. We had much to learn.... U-Boat...
June 10th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
And so it was that the True Believers gathered once more at the Secret Lair by the Lake of Crystal in the wild lands known as Connecticut. In a world of chaos and flux, they cling to the one sure thing, ...
June 7th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
#“He’s not dead yet!” Emerging later than usual from the incommunicado of the long darkness of my annual slough of despond, I found myself drawn back into social networking via BoardGame...
June 7th, 2013
Written by: Sagrilarus
#        For the last few months I've been sitting on an article, largely because my understanding of the subject matter changes every two weeks.  My son aged 12 has been attending a Strategy Gaming ...
May 24th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
When you walk up to the velvet rope at the door of The Crystal Palace but get told that you aren't cool enough to enter, when you shuffle away with your self esteem in tatters and your spirits low, when ...
May 24th, 2013
Written by: Kevin Nicholson
Crowdfunding is a blessing to the gaming community. We the gamers are now in complete control of what we will play. Take a browse through the Games section on Kickstarter.  People out there are wait...
May 16th, 2013
Written by: Simon DeSmet
#Pax, I'm told is latin for peace. I'm not sure why its so popular for titling games about war though. I don't know anything about the Con Pax east, thats not what I'm yattering about there. No its games ...
May 14th, 2013
Written by: Pete Ruth
#Alright, Circus fans, this is going to be a good one, so strap on your seat belt and let me take you downtown where the hookers and cheap heroin is. You see, there are very few games that I think are a s...
May 8th, 2013
Written by: Pete Ruth
I was a very late adopter to some of what is now called "German Classics", such as Settlers, because I was pretty much brainwashed into believing that many European-style games were dry, boring, and to...
May 7th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#Many years ago, in a small nowhere town in a tiny nowhere state on the Eastern side of America, a small baby was forcibly ejected from his mothers womb and entered the world. An event that happens millio...
May 4th, 2013
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