Kickstarter Curmudgeon: August

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We’re in the dog days of August, and I guess that seasonal malaise affects board game marketing, because there were a surprising absence of interesting Kickstarter campaigns going on when I checked earlier today. But I dredged the depths and … Continued

Podcast Episode 37: VlaadaCast!

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How’d we get through 36 episodes without doing a deep-dive into the oeuvre of our favorite designer? This oversight has now been fixed, as Marc and Matt talk about every single game Vlaada Chvatil has ever made. 5:20 – Arena: … Continued

What I’ve Been Up To

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Hello, all! I realize it’s been a little while since I last posted anything here (10 days by my count–yikes!), so I wanted to make sure you all know that I’m still around. Some of you may know that I … Continued

Burning Rome First Impression

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Burning Rome is a game I’ve had a very difficult time contextualizing. It comes in this saturated blood-red box with the subtitle “Rome’s Nightmare”. The cards have attractive, but realistic depictions of Roman, Carthaginian, Celtic, and Gaelic soldiers on them. … Continued

Podcast Episode 36: Ameritrash

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Marc, Orion, and Bubba talk about that most peculiarly-named genre of game: Ameritrash. We talk dice rolling, card pulling, combat-focsed narrative games. What makes some of them some of our favorite games of all time, and what makes others frustrating to … Continued

Carthage Review

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Did you know that there’s a segment of the Gladiator film score that Hans Zimmer apparently turned into the main theme for Pirates of the Caribbean? I know this because we decided to put on the Gladiator film score to … Continued

Kickstarter Curmudgeon: July

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Oh how time flies! It seems like only last week that I was grouching at a host of Kickstarter campaigns, though to be honest a number of them looked like they could be pretty good games. Still, by and large … Continued