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Peter Putnam

Written by: Peter Putnam
#As promised last month, Chris Pramas agreed to do an interview for F:AT.  Chris Pramas worked with Wizads of Coast. His work for Dungeons & Dragon include: Slavers, Guild to Hell, Apocalyse Stone, ...
September 18th, 2012
Written by: KingPut
# If you're at Gencon, an Area Control game means controlling the odors and smells in your game area. Here's the BGG definition of Area Control / Area Influence: Area Control mechanic typically awards c...
October 11th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
#Three's a crowd, Three's company but some times it's hard to find a good three player game.  With 2 players I can always play a war game.  There are tons of great games for 4 - 6 players.  And with ...
October 10th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
#1997 Phil Eklund and Sierra Madre came out with American Megafauna a game about the evolution of reptiles, dinosaurs and mammals.   In 2007 he came out with Origins how we became Human.  B...
July 28th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
#Ok, I know it's only March and I should wait until December to place my vote but it's not very often I get excited about a game to play with my kids.   I don't give a Trash Jr. Award out very often, pr...
March 20th, 2010
Written by: KingPut
# Back in 1994-95 two very influential board games came out on the market.   In Europe, Klaus Teuber designed Settlers of Catan and in the United States, Mark Herman designed We the People for Av...
March 15th, 2010
Written by: KingPut
# The majority of games I play are with 2 - 5 players, but every once in while I'm in a situation where we have 8 or more people who want to play a game together.  Sometimes this is at cons or when p...
March 9th, 2010
Written by: Megafuna Dan
# Hearts and Minds (new from Worthington Games) might just be the holy grail strategic Viet Nam game I've always wanted. Because it's card-based, there's loads of chrome and history throughout... but beca...
February 23th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
On January 29, 2010, I went to my first hard core card driven war game convention "WAM" or the Winter Activation Meeting in Maryland.   The website about the tournament seemed inviting.  The co...
January 30th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
# Napoleon's War: The 100 Days Napoleon's War from Worthington games becomes the 3rd tactical Napoleon War game to be released this year.  The other two are Command & Colors Napoleonics and Battles of Na...
January 20th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
#40 years after the original summer of love we are now witnessing the Fortress: Ameritrash Year of Love,  evidenced by all the new spawns popping up here at F:AT.  That's kind of why you're reading a cr...
January 12th, 2010
Written by: Peter Putnam
This is a reprint from something I wrote recently on BGG.  I'm posting it here for 2 reasons.  First I'm tired of looking at my last Blog with Howard picture  on the Front page and second ...
December 30th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
# Over the last couple of months I’ve been playing a lot of war games.  About 60% of my gaming time has dedicated to war games.   I’m looking back at the games I’ve played and games I’ve bought...
December 23th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
# Ok, I know there’s already been all kinds of arguments and crap about Runebound in Trashdome so I don’t want to open up old arguments.  But with the latest Trashdome comparing Sci-Fi to Fantasy, I...
December 15th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
#As a kid I grew up a good part of my life in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Not only did we live 20 minutes from about 30 free museums but within a 50 mile radius there were dozens of Civil War battlefie...
November 29th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
# I've been kicking around this idea ever since I played Middle Earth Quest and Barnes reviewed the game.  One of the things I wrote was that MEQ was a great game but many people would be disappointe...
November 5th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
#Last week I was at a gaming party and there was a number people playing Endeavor.  For some reason I took one look at the game and I was repulsed by the awful look of the game.  This reaction s...
October 26th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
#  Dear F:AT, My name is KingPut and I admit I am one of  Fantasy Flight's biggest Fan Boys.  No Fantasy Flight didn't send me suitcases of games and money to write reviews for the ...
August 28th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
#I spent last weekend visiting Uba and family.  We didn't have time to play very many games except for Mythgardia and a quick game of Snowtails.   I guess I was too busy with tubing, tennis ...
July 21th, 2009
Written by: Peter Putnam
I know I’m going to totally date myself with  this blog submission, oh well.   When I listen to music, especially from bands that I’ve scene in play live, I can immediatel...
May 14th, 2009
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