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Written by: Charlie Theel
#What do you get when you slam together Dominion and The Chronic?  The best damn game you’ve never heard of: Legend of the Cipher.  I can just see Donald X.  shining his bling and thr...
January 6th, 2014
Written by: Jur
Okay, if I want to play 12 of my games in this coming year, I had better prepare a shortlist. I will give you a choice from my most recent acquisitions in 2012 and 2013:    From Secret S...
January 4th, 2014
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
[Revised from my blog post at http://pulsiphergamedesign.blogspot.com/2013/11/on-horns-of-dilemma.html . ]   In the following I’ll be using quotes gleaned from online discussions, from players...
January 3th, 2014
Written by: Rliyen
Happy New Year to all Fatties.  Hope your holiday season was a pleasant one.  Now then, several years ago I put up a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.  Needless to say, I got less tha...
January 2th, 2014
Written by: engineer Al
#A little holiday cheer from artist Bill Bricker.
December 25th, 2013
Written by: Charlie Theel
#An absolutely brilliant design from 1981 has been re-birthed in Modern trappings to astound, fluster, and magnify a new generation of gamer. The core game play found in this elegant box is pure and simpl...
December 21th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
#   Well it had been some time since all the True Believers were able to gather in one place for our traditional Thursday gaming session but we were able to pull it off this week. The Lake House is t...
December 20th, 2013
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
When I originally wrote some ruminations about magical numbers and boardgames, Steven Davis suggested I should talk about this in relation to card games, such as card hand size.  I’m not a per...
December 19th, 2013
Written by: Lewis Pulsipher
In the course of designing “nano-games” that have between 17 and 20 pieces for two sides and very small boards that fit on part of a postcard, I again had occasion to wonder if there is some ...
December 15th, 2013
Written by: ubarose
#A couple of F:ATies have emailed and PMed me requesting an update on my house burning up situation and our rebuilding efforts. These F:ATies also seemed to believe that other people might be interested a...
December 14th, 2013
Written by: Charlie Theel
#Wrapped in a plain olive card box while boasting black and white generic card art, The Battle for Hill 218 bears an outright semblance of the mundane that will be torn down and trodden upon as soon as yo...
December 12th, 2013
Written by: Susan Rozmiarek
Yesterday was our traditional Black Friday game day where we have friends over all day to play board games and avoid all the rampant consumerism that the rest of the country was partaking in.  Or di...
December 1th, 2013
Written by: Simon DeSmet
#I’ve played a few sessions now of the FFG Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG and feel ready to stick my thoughts on it to the FAT. I’ll also talk a bit about Warhammer Fantasy RPG 3rd ed at the end to ...
November 29th, 2013
Written by: Charlie Theel
#  “Two hits, me hitting you, you hitting the floor.” – Emilio Estevez, The Breakfast Club JAB is an eye-gouging, fish-hooking, throw down punch to the gut that knocks the wind out of you while kee...
November 29th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
"Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, but brains saves both." -  Irwin Rommel   When you think of Irwin Rommel, if you think of him at all, you probably think of a dashing warrior whose wits ...
November 24th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
A samurai with no liege is no samurai at all. He is a leaf blown upon the wind. A chip of wood in the rushing waters. He is ronin. In the maze like back alleys of Edo, sits a small hut and it is here tha...
November 15th, 2013
Written by: Jeffrey Luce
# "You want me to do what?" "I want you to go over there and tell that guy I want to see him." "They'll kill me!" "No they won't. You're a likable guy. Why would they kill you?" "Because that's what they ...
November 5th, 2013
Written by: Jur
#Here's the second part of my Essen experiences, consisting of the games I played, so with a little more hard info on the games. Look here for Part 1 and the Polish section is coming up.   ...
November 5th, 2013
Written by: Pete Ruth
[img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9G0W8SnoIo/Um7UliVAxDI/AAAAAAAAByI/OU_QShyUBhw/s400/Thrash1.png[/img] When Dave Killingsworth, the owner of SolarFlare Games and designer of Thrash-Car, asked me to do a p...
October 28th, 2013
Written by: Jur
Yes! This was a good year to be at Spiel in Essen. Even if there wasn't a great game to swoon about, and even if we had a last minute cancelation (with Douwe as a great substitution) and others were exp...
October 27th, 2013
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