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Written by: Pete Ruth
# Patrick Leder, the designer of one of my favorite games, Five Fingered Severance, Kickstarted a game a while back called Trick or Treat (ToT), but it totally went under my radar because I'm not really k...
August 4th, 2013
Written by: Simon DeSmet
#   Last post I looked at Wars of the Roses games. I’m going to do another period piece here, this time I’ve only played two games from the period though; The Peloponnesian War, a Victor...
July 31th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#"This isn't right. This doesn't seem right." The True Believer turns in a slow pirouette taking in the unfamiliar surroundings. "My calculations were exact. I double and triple checked them. Yet this is ...
July 26th, 2013
Written by: Jur
I played two games of Age of Renaissance in the last month. It had been almost a decade since we last played it, so we all had to have a good look at the rules. Although rusty, we were back up to speed b...
July 25th, 2013
Written by: Andrew Miller
Some progress today:  stayed on my feet most of the day cleaning and doing things around the house.   Avoided the computer for most of the day.  Also went shopping and did a fairly good jo...
July 25th, 2013
Written by: Andrew Miller
I have been trying for weeks to spend less time at my computer.  I am hoping the member blog here at F:AT will help me. I was looking for a place to share some thoughts and this  seemed like a ...
July 23th, 2013
Written by: Kevin Nicholson
#You want to be happy, but to be happy you need food, water and shelter . You need money to pay for your necessities, so you need a job to get money. You get a job that pays the bills, but then you’re n...
July 10th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
#This is just not on chaps I wrote back in December 2008 about my frustration with the way that Combat Commander: Mediterrean’s updated Random Scenario Generator allows only the ...
July 9th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
#In full retreat So, Badger was round last Friday for our regular Combat Commander session, which we had carefully planned to make sure we’d have time for 2 games. Committed as we are...
July 8th, 2013
Written by: Sagrilarus
July 6th, 2013
Written by: JMcL63
#More games than you can shake a stick at June saw a glut of games after the recent months’ paltry pickings I noted a few weeks ago- a total of 21 games played in 15 sessions. The Sat...
July 2th, 2013
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
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