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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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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Babel card game review – Video
Jul16

Babel card game review – Video

Our man Dave takes a close look at 2000 Hagen Dorgathen, Uwe Rosenberg hand-management / set collection game Babel. Recommended for the 2001 Spiel des Jahres, Babel sees players making best use of members of various tribes of the ancient world. These tribes will build temples, exploit (or exterminate) their opponent’s work force, destroy or steal their opponent’s temples and otherwise do whatever it takes to build the...

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Politics in Board Games – Video Article
Jun29

Politics in Board Games – Video Article

Our man Dave needed a good cup of coffee before trying to engage with this topic. The idea of politics entering into our beloved hobby might seem strange, but politics are a part of everything – whether we like it or not – even tabletop gaming. Dave tries to think it through and voices his thoughts on why we do need to come together despite different political viewpoints. For a bit of fun he also runs through the issues of...

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Istanbul released on digital – News
Jun28

Istanbul released on digital – News

If you haven’t played board game Istanbul, you’re missing out. The game by Rüdiger Dorn released back in 2014 and went on to pick up a slew of game awards, including becoming that years Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner. Istanbul is one of our favorites here at Gameapalooza, so we’re pleased to see it getting a digital iteration, available now for $10.99 on iOS and Android (with cross platform play...

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Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article
Jun13

Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article

Dave looks at 2010 game Lords of Vegas and explores how a game can be good despite randomness. Lords of Vegas is an Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Tile Placement, Trading game from designers James Ernest and Mike Selinker.

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Dave Talks About His Islebound Experience – Video Article
May10

Dave Talks About His Islebound Experience – Video Article

Iselbound board game thoughts and review video: Dave did not expect to have such a bad game of Islebound (how is that even possible? It’s a Red Raven Game… right?), but then something happened that turned things around for him. Whew. You can check out Dave’s thoughts above.

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