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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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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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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Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die & Myth – Article
Jul20

Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die & Myth – Article

With only four days to go the Kickstarter for Cthulhu: Death May Die by Rob Daviau and Eric Lang has blown past its pledge goal by a merger two and half million dollars. While it is no surprise to see these two designers garnering such attention it is surprising that we are watching yet another Cthulhu game hitting the market to an audience with arms wide open. The board game market is littered with Cthulhu themed games; Arkham...

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The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – Written Review
Jul06

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – Written Review

Have you been looking high and low for a game where the tears of your enemies are as valuable as victory points? Have you had fantasies of Wall Street burning to the ground while the Hudson overflows with the bodies of other challenges? Are you the sort of gamer whose only measure of victory is the complete and utter annihilation of your opponents? People, let’s talk about the Godfather: Corleone’s Empire. Designed by Eric M. Lang and...

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Best Holiday Board Games – Written Article
Jul05

Best Holiday Board Games – Written Article

It is the winter holidays for schools and I had the privilege of traveling to a nice resort for a few days with friends. Needless to say, I took a couple of tabletop games with me. I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday games to take with me when heading away. Not all of these may be perfect for your getaway if you are camping or adventuring, but I take them whenever I get the chance. Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and...

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The Grizzled Armistice Edition – News
Jul04

The Grizzled Armistice Edition – News

We first heard about The Grizzled Armistice Edition around a year ago this month. Though art and further press assets are still scarce, we do know the reiteration of hit card game The Grizzled is set to release November 23 (US) with an MSRP of $49.99. The Grizzled: Armistice Edition – now being published by CMON – expands on the original game, with the inclusion of miniatures (well it is a CMON title) and if you look...

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