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Written by: San Il Defanso
#When I was just beginning to write about board games on a regular basis, I had a conversation with a friend of mine about a particular piece I had written. I expressed my desire to become at least someth...
November 25th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#I noticed long ago that when people who tend to run role-playing games choose to play instead, they always pick wizard characters. Why? It's all about power. If you're used to having the ability to dicta...
November 24th, 2014
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Xenocide, Italian Style
November 20th, 2014
Written by: Patrick Sullivan
#Fun movie laden with super strong performances. It's hard to even spot the edits and cuts, it feels like you're watching an actual Broadway performance since the whole thing is so fluid (I still can't fi...
November 19th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#I got involved in this hobby seven years ago, and I’ve been writing about it pretty steadily for about three, with occasional pieces before that. At some point every board game writer will have to deal...
November 18th, 2014
Written by: Michael Barnes
# Better than it looks..
November 13th, 2014
Written by: Patrick Sullivan
#What a climax! Probably the best one since Zero Dark Thirty, my heart was a-racin'! Hard to believe that a first-time director can give that sense of voyeurism. This was the tenth movie of 2014 I've see...
November 12th, 2014
Written by: MattDP
#Board Games My latest review up on SU&SD is Fire in the Lake. It took me on quite a personal journey, from thinking that Vietnam was the last gasp of traditional regular warfare to the understanding it ...
November 10th, 2014
Written by: Michael Barnes
# Bullet Purgatory.
November 6th, 2014
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Once you have been in the hobby five years, you begin to look at your game shelf and say, “I have too many games.” This doesn’t actually mean you’re going to get rid of any of them or that you wi...
November 4th, 2014
11. Reviews
Written by: MattDP
#There are lots of heavy strategy games that make me feel like a bad player. There are even a few that make me feel like a bad person for decieving and manipulating my way to victory. Five Tribes is the f...
November 3th, 2014
12. Reviews
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Get Xidit.
October 30th, 2014
13. Reviews
Written by: San Il Defanso
#Playing Acquire is a little like meeting a fifty-year-old man who can outrun a bunch of twenty-somethings. Rather than showing its age, Sid Sackson’s classic feels as relevant today as ever. It’s a t...
October 28th, 2014
14. Reviews
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Hyperbolea.
October 23th, 2014
15. Reviews
Written by: San Il Defanso
There is no genre of game with which I have quite the same love-hate relationship as traitor games. Part of this is just plain old burnout, since it’s a popular genre over the last several years and on...
October 21th, 2014
16. Reviews
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Or, The Leather Beard versus The Rubber Hobo
October 16th, 2014
17. Reviews
Written by: San Il Defanso
#The last two designs from Carl Chudyk were both, in their own way, brilliant. Glory to Rome built on the groundwork laid by San Juan to create a nuanced production game, probably one of the best card gam...
October 14th, 2014
18. Reviews
Written by: MattDP
#It's rare that the first thing to strike you about a book is a noise. But here, it was. After being so excited by the Starter Set, I couldn't wait to get into this. So I ignored the cover and opened the ...
October 13th, 2014
19. Reviews
Written by: Michael Barnes
#Don't fear the Reaver(s)
October 9th, 2014
20. Reviews
Written by: Michael Barnes
# Holla for Cathala!
October 2th, 2014
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