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Dicecapades Second Edition: Fun for the entire party!

Dicecapades Second Edition has been released, and quite a bit has changed, it seems from the original Dicecapades. However, this does not mean the game is any less fun; quite the contrary. Dicecapades has evolved from a board game with a lot of dice (over 100 dice in the original!) to a party game with 50 dice and plenty of …

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Q&A with Trevor Harron

It’s not every day we get to enjoy seeing game designer Trevor Harron chime in on Collectors and Capers, and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you share with us about your game Collectors and Capers, without giving away too much? TH: Collectors and Capers™ is a game where you and the other players …

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Guest Review Dark Souls Board Game

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Dark Souls…a name synonymous with several other descriptions of woe such as brutally hard, not for the weak, or several other colorful metaphors that I will leave to your imagination. Very few video games have inspired the absolute rage and love as the Dark Souls franchise. I must admit, I have been a glutton for …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Grognard

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Our previous installment revolved around the meta-gamer.  This installment focuses on the Grognard, the veteran of many table forays.  Since the advent of tabletop roleplaying in 1974 folks have been crowding around the table to roll bones for decades now.  Some, played in high school, a little in college or the military (or all of …

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Shall We Play a Game? [Part 9 of 10]

[Editor’s Note: The following is Jeffrey Webb’s noteworthy college thesis from 2015, written during his time at the American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia, to be reprinted here in its entirety, in ten parts, with the author’s permission, for your reading enjoyment. Footnotes have been extracted from this presentation of Jeffrey Webb’s writings, to enhance this casual reading …

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Q&A Today: Mike Richie

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Mike Richie chime in on ELEMENT and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What is it about your board game ELEMENT that might surprise most folks? MR: An abstract game that really works well with 2, 3, or 4 players is pretty rare. We’ve …

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Reviews You Can Use: Element

Rare is the abstract board game that arrives in today’s marketplace like a breath of fresh air, earth, fire and water. ELEMENT from Rather Dashing Games is a clever concoction with traces of Go, Chess, chaos and law in its DNA. Chaos appears by way of the drawing of different-colored element stones from an opaque bag. Each stone inside the …

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Reviews You Can Use: Rampaging Jotunn

Lost Cog Games (designers Matthias Bonnici and Dave Simpson) have performed an impressive feat of gaming alchemy. Rampaging Jotunn combines the frost giants of Norse mythology with Viking society in a way that’s seldom seen at a gaming table. Welcome to the Saga of the Unnamed Land.  Ymir has awoken from his slumber and the stage is set. 2 players go head-to-head in …