Tag Archives: review

App Review: Mars Needs Mechanics

Mars Needs Mechanics is a boardgame by Ben Rosset that came out from Nevermore Games (by way of Kickstarter) last year. I’ve not played the physical version, but there’s now an iPhone version that its developer, Josh Edwards, was kind … Continue reading

Posted in Boardgames | Tagged ,

Comics for February

I didn’t read as many comics in February as I did in January, but still managed to plow through a fair amount of them. Down. Set. Fight! (Chris Sims, Chad Bowers, Scott Kowalchuk, Oni Press): I care zip about football, … Continue reading

Posted in Comics | Tagged

From Bad to ‘Verse: The Firefly Board Game

I got Firefly: The Board Game for Christmas. I’d asked for it because although I’d heard good things, I wasn’t sure enough about it to just outright buy it. It’s not just that it’s a game based on a licensed … Continue reading

Posted in Boardgames | Tagged ,

Comics for January

I mentioned before that the slight food intake changes I’ve made have already netted some positive effects, one of which is that I can actually read at night again. For a long time there I would take my turns on … Continue reading

Posted in Comics | Tagged

Lining Up to Play Kolejka

Kolejka (“Queue”) is a boardgame produced by the Polish Insititute of National Remembrance. I imagine that institute has a lot of work because Poland has so often been the abused stepchild of Europe. The game, designed by Polish game designer … Continue reading

Posted in Boardgames | Tagged , ,

Lego Space: Building the Future

If I had had a copy of Lego Space: Building the Future when I was 12 years old, I would have read it to pieces. The book, by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard, and published by No Starch Press, is … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Lego | Tagged ,

My Solo Adventures With the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

When I first mentioned the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game I talked about how it had done something no other game had ever done: made me consider buying a copy to play solo. I did that and this weekend I decided … Continue reading

Posted in Boardgames | Tagged ,

Stitches by David Small

I had heard a lot about Stitches, a graphic novel memoir by David Small, and what I heard usually featured words like “harrowing” and “uncomfortable”. Normally I am reluctant to grab the critical darlings of the comics world because they’re … Continue reading

Posted in Comics | Tagged