Category Archives: Boardgames

On the Table

Boardgames I played last week. After an extended period of just being not too interested in gaming, I think I’m back to really enjoying it again. I’m no longer a slave to hype. I don’t pay attention to what games … Continue reading

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On the Table

Here are the boardgames I played over the long holiday weekend:    Smash Up and 3012 Matt and I tried out two recentish acquisitions of mine. Smash Up is a game in which you create your own deck by picking … Continue reading

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Return to Whatever the World of Neuroshima Hex is Called

I first raved about the boardgame Neuroshima Hex back in 2009. It’s a tactical game of tile placement and warfare set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, designed by Michal Oracz and published by Portal Games. Since then, my attention gravitated more … Continue reading

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10 Years of Boardgames

Every so often someone at Board Game Geek gets his meeples in a twist because he’s worried that some people out there are rating games after only one play. Some games, the argument goes, only reveal their hidden magic after … Continue reading

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San Juan: The Game So Nice I Bought It Thrice

One of my favorite boardgames is actually a card game, San Juan. It’s a card game version of Puerto Rico, a game I don’t have much love for. San Juan, however, is the first game I ever rated a 10 … Continue reading

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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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Top 10 12 New (to Me) Boardgames of 2014

(Previous Notable Games: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.) After swearing last year that I had played too much junk, too many games that weren’t worth playing once, much less twice, and that I’d put an end to it, … 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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