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Old-School Gamers Rejoice!! Colossal Cave Review

by 5 months ago

From the present perspective, summiting yet another peak among the vast range of ever-more fantastic achievements in the digital age, I stop and survey the landscape. On the horizon, merely …

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Perfect Zen or Perfect Flop: Zen Garden Review

by 5 months ago

The night is cool. A soft breeze pushes the fragrance of the flowers up into your room. Stepping out onto the balcony, you find yourself looking out over your garden. …

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Playing Global Mogul is work

by 5 months ago

Most people play games to escape from work. Whether that means being a knight, a spaceship captain or an Italian merchant, being something else and making decisions like someone else …

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The Spiel on the Spiel des Jahres 2012 – Kingdom Builder

by 5 months ago

Game awards tend to be an exercise in pretentious favoritism, where the flashier products of the big names tend to get the most visibility like Hasbro/WOTC or Hans im Gluck. …

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Plaid Hat reinvents the co-op genre with Dead of Winter

by 5 months ago

Ever get the feeling that players in co-operative games are too willing to "take one for the team"? Do you worry that in a real zombie apocalypse, your fellow survivors …

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One does not simply walk into Vesuvius – The Downfall of Pompeii (2nd Ed.)

by 5 months ago

From the designer of Carcassone, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, comes this meeple-placement/tile-placement game set in the doomed Roman city of Pompeii. At first, you move as many Citizens (and their Relatives) into the …

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The Golden Spike of deckbuilding and railroad games – review of Trains

by 6 months ago

At a friendly, local, game store outside Osaka, Japan, board game night had one rule: First game fully set up on the big table got played. Hisashi swore his Dominion—every …

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Get off my ship! – Walk the Plank

by 6 months ago

The Captain is angry. Angry enough that he has put all of you out on the plank. He wants everyone sent off to Davy Jones' Locker! Right before he slams …

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If they mean to have a War, let it begin here! – 1775: Rebellion

by 6 months ago

Back in the day, you may recall from history class, some dudes got tired of the King's laws and started a turf war over in Massachusetts. They may have known, …

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Race down raging river rapids in the game Whitewater

by 6 months ago

One of the more thrilling things you can do when you're not playing board games is go whitewater rafting. Actually that last sentence is now false. You can enjoy the …

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Rabble and Ballots — Five Points Gangs of New York Review

by 6 months ago

The theme of Five Points: Gangs of New York appeals to people like me who are interested in American history. If you watched the Scorsese film, “Gangs of New York,” …

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