Tracing Board Game Box Art? – Video
Aug14

Tracing Board Game Box Art? – Video

One of our other writers noticed some striking similarities between one of her favourite TV shows and a new board game. The TV show in question is Mad Men and the new game, Ticket to Ride: New York. This wasn’t the first time she’d noticed striking similarities between board game art and TV characters, but this one was so obvious that when overlayed, some of the images almost matched perfectly. Take a look at the Don...

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Machi Koro Legacy announced – News
Aug06

Machi Koro Legacy announced – News

Was this Gen Con’s most controversial announcement? Machi Koro, the fast-paced dice rolling city building game will be the latest addition to the Legacy System. This brought a slew of comments from the broader community many of whom believed this to be a joke. Some commented on the game’s lack of story elements and being too light for such a system. The official statement from the publishers was as follows: When we first...

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Spatial Mixed Reality Gaming – Kickstarter
Aug03

Spatial Mixed Reality Gaming – Kickstarter

We’re always interested in the idea of tech meets cardboard. Games like Dropmix last year gave us a hint as to how the meeting of NFC and card games might look and this year it looks like faux holographic projections are hitting the table. Spatial is a “mixed reality gaming company that creates face-to-face entertainment through holographic projection”. It’s set to hit Kickstarter August 14. Spatial’s system...

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Catan: The Core Mechanic – Video
Jul31

Catan: The Core Mechanic – Video

Dave and Ricky are back in season 4 of The Core Mechanic. They are looking at the board games on Mike Selinker’s list of [“100 Games You Absolutely, Positively, Must Know How To Play”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnzBhWwx1nI&t=3012s). They kick off the season with a look at Settlers of Catan now simply known as Catan. One of the biggest board games in modern times.

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The Functions of Myth in Game Design – Written Article
Jul27

The Functions of Myth in Game Design – Written Article

Dream time stories, fables, legends, folklore, sagas, creation stories, and parables are some of the ways that mythology has been formed and transmitted down generations since we first could tell stories. In a modern context myth is transmitted through novels, comics, movies, and internet memes. I think one place worth considering is the role of board games in engaging us with myth. Last week I dropped some heavy words on you in how...

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Top 5 Role Selection Games – Video
Jul26

Top 5 Role Selection Games – Video

After a great evening of gaming, Dave pulled out the classic Bruno Faidutti game, Citadels and it got him thinking, just what are the best role-selection games? Games like Mission Red Planet, Cyclades and Planet Steam. Dave takes a look at 5 of his favourite role selections games, just what will make it? Watch the video to find out.

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Azul Spiel des Jahres winning game for 2018 – Written Article
Jul24

Azul Spiel des Jahres winning game for 2018 – Written Article

Congratulations to Azul, winner of the 2018 Spiel des Jahres. Azul is a drafting and tile laying game designed by Michael Kiesling and published by Plan B Games. This is not the first win for designer Michael Kiesling who has won twice before with co-designer Wolfgang Kramer on Torres and Tikal in successive years. Azul is another feather in the hate for Plan B Games that seem to be producing hit after hit and proving they are a force...

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