TLDR: A rant, (containing elements of a review, without any claim to objectivity) on why Broken & Beautiful might be the best intro drafting game, or hate-drafting game, or drafting game, or small box game, this- "I love this Broken and Beautiful so much that it is a draft to collect sets game I like," … Continue reading Broken & Beautiful: A Game About Kintsugi
Kitara: A View From Above Area Control
Kitara is a tight, fast, fairly abstract area control game in which the areas you control and your meeples form the core of an engine you build with a tablou of drafted cards. Fair warning; I know Eric Vogel, the designer, and did some playtesting. That's the only reason I could review a game this … Continue reading Kitara: A View From Above Area Control
Let’s Have a Nuanced Discussion About The Implications of Insanity Mechanics in-
No. Stop Playing Board Games With Insanity Mechanics- no, not even on Halloween I clearly don't- I've tried to get through some of the rulebooks. I'm looking for a card game I can play solo. I'm asking you not to. Or more realistically eviscerating you on the assumption you play them. Don't play Mansion of … Continue reading Let’s Have a Nuanced Discussion About The Implications of Insanity Mechanics in-
Terraforming Mars: It’s fine- FINE!
Terraforming Mars is fine- but like the recent hype-machine Wingspan, for which it is often used as a point of comparison, I just can’t understand the enthusiasm. It has grown on me through a series of totally uncoerced plays. Who doesn't like building tableaus of cards? I think this game falls through the floor in … Continue reading Terraforming Mars: It’s fine- FINE!
Kingdomino: A Prince among games
I was sitting around a table b********g about games with gamers instead of gaming, and one of them said that he wished he loved anything like I love Kingdomino. Someone pointed out that he was sitting next to his girlfriend, and she replied that she wished she loved anything like I love Kingdomino, too. I … Continue reading Kingdomino: A Prince among games