Category Archives: Boardgames

The Fallen Canon of Boardgames

This is something I’ve been thinking about and I’m finding it hard to articulate without it just sounding like old man griping (which it may well be). It’s pretty inside baseball stuff, so if you’re not heavily into boardgames, here’s … Continue reading

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I Had That! #44: Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space

(For today’s “I Had That”, I’m reposting part of a blog post from two years ago.) A recent discussion on BGG had me thinking about the oldest game I own. That is, what game have I held on to for … Continue reading

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I Had That! #38: Voice of the Mummy

(For this week’s entry I’m reposting something from a while back.) When I was a wee lad, my family had this awesome game called Voice of the Mummy. Honestly, I can’t remember a lot about the actual playing of the … Continue reading

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Kickstarted to the Curb

On Friday I backed Eminent Domain: Microcosm on Kickstarter. I’m not a fan of Eminent Domain, but this isn’t an expansion, it’s a separate game set in the same “universe”. A copy is only $10, and it looked like it … Continue reading

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I Had That! #27: Dark Tower

Last week’s edition of “I Had That!” was pre-empted for Gen Con, a huge boardgaming convention. I’ve been playing boardgames for almost all of my life, and this is a good time to talk about two notable ones. The first … Continue reading

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Marrying Mr. Darcy

Despite playing a lot of boardgames, I have only Kickstarted a handful. For a long time I didn’t see much reason to Kickstart any, as I already have a ton of games, and more to choose from to purchase, all … Continue reading

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Illuminati: Is Controlling the World Just a Thing of the Past?

This weekend, out of the blue, I found myself wanting to play Illuminati, a card game from 1987 (this edition, that is) published by Steve Jackson Games. I hadn’t played it in years, and it’s been decades since I played … Continue reading

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Because I NEED to Get on a Plane and Go to a Different Time Zone to Play Boardgames, I Guess

It’s called “The Best Four Days in Gaming” and I like some gaming, so why have I never been to GenCon? Partly because I always assumed it was more role-playing gaming than board gaming, and it is, but there’s a … Continue reading

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