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When less isn’t more – Review of The Builders: Middle Ages

by 2 months ago

A Kickstarter campaign recently ended successfully for a game that consists of one card. And thus we have reached the lower limit of the microgame. What’s a microgame? The hottest …

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We named a country after him, but… – Review of Amerigo

by 2 months ago

I asked my 13-year-old son who Amerigo Vespucci was. He didn’t know. Darned American public schools. Perhaps in my kid’s mind the variant spelling of the Portuguese cartographer/explorer’s name caused …

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Let’s build a better tomorrow – Urbania

by 2 months ago

I don't know if anyone can drive around a Metropolitan area without thinking at some point: "I could plan this city better..." Maybe it is just my engineering background, but …

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Crazy Eights: Eight questions with Adam Hackett of Metallic Dice Games

by 2 months ago

If you have played any kind of RPG, then rolling dice is a big part of the experience.  There is something about the die roll, waiting for it to land …

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Elemental Magic – Compounded Review

by 3 months ago

Mr. Stott was my High School chemistry teacher. He introduced me to the subtle science behind electrostatic forces, the vastness of the periodic table, and why I should care about …

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Crazy Eights: Eight questions with Connor Milliken on Masters of the Gridiron

by 3 months ago

Ah, the Super Bowl.  The culmination of the previous football season, where the two best teams in each conference battle for supremacy.  Unfortunately, once the game is played, you have …

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Yahtzee 3D? – Review of Blueprints

by 3 months ago

Würfel is the German word for die. Not die as in “die, you gravy-sucking pig,” but as in dice. I also think it sounds funny. Würfel. Whir-full. But all things …

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Arctic Scavengers: hunting for something good in a stack of cards

by 3 months ago

So much for global warming! The earth has suffered cataclysmic climate change plunging it into a new ice age. You are leading a tribe of survivors and your goal is …

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Crazy Eights: Eight questions with Jason Santa Maria about his upcoming card game, CLEVER

by 3 months ago

Recently we sat down with Jason Santa Maria, creator of the recently-funded Kickstarter-fueled card game, CLEVER.  The premise is simple, but the concept is far deeper than the simple artwork …

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Tiny Epic Kingdoms up on Kickstarter now

by 3 months ago

Gamelyn Games is a publisher that I have a great deal of respect for.  While many publishers are trying to prove that bigger is better, they have found the ability …

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IELLO wants your feedback on Zombie 15′

by 3 months ago

Zombies are all the rage right now, and it's not surprising that they are becoming more prevalent in gaming.  From Left 4 Dead, Dead Island, Last Night on Earth, and …

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Crazy Eights (plus one): Nine questions with Mike Selinker about HeroQuest 25th Anniversary Edition

by 3 months ago

While several developers have tried to create projects that commemorate or honor games from the past, they often have found themselves working for nothing because of a cease-and-desist order.  While …

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