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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
Written by: Pete Ruth
#Many, many moons ago, I was an RPG adherent, drawing detailed topographical maps on graph paper and using Ral Partha miniatures that I'd painted when I was ten years old. I loved the idea of Dungeons and...
May 3th, 2013
Written by: Simon DeSmet
My Observations; Planet Side 2’s micro transactions and power creep     Sooner or later I will post a positive post here on the FAT, but until then I will continue to be a Grinch in th...
April 29th, 2013
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
  (While I begin by talking about RPGs, I am later going to generalize to all kinds of tabletop and video games - “sit-down games”.)   When I used to write lots of articles about RP...
April 27th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#Ok kid, come over here. Take a knee. I want to discuss something with you. You see that guy over there? The one in the dark robes, kinda boney, got a big scythe? Yah? Well he was looking for you. Yes you...
April 26th, 2013
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
It’s going to take a while to get to the point of buyers versus players: please bear with me.   In earlier posts I’ve wondered what the effect of free to play (F2P) video games would hav...
April 23th, 2013
Written by: Pete Ruth
#  I'd heard about Settlers of Catan a hundred billion times, at least, as it's widely called "The Fazzer Of Ze Euroz Gaming", and I've heard it panned by Ameritrash folks as a gaming atrocity. Alth...
April 21th, 2013
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