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familyatomicsI believe that one of the most satisfying things we, as Ameritrash Gamers, can possibly experience in this hobby is the thrill of  nuking the living crap out of our friends and peers.   It's a critical feature that's really missing from pretty much every Euro ever made.  I'm confident PUERTO RICO would be a better game if you could build an IPBM (Interplantationary Ballistic Missile) silo hidden in your corn fields and use it to blow the shit out of your slavedriving competition.

The funny thing is that nukes in most games are a really crappy strategic option because their use usually means everybody at the table decides to kill you.  But who cares, I know there's been more than one occasion where I've dropped the bomb for no other reason than to say I did it.  So what's to stop world leaders from engaging in the same sort of behavior?  Human lives?  The biosphere?   Ha!

So this week's Cracked LCD features a couple of my picks for great games that feature nuclear weapons.  Have a look, and come back and let's gab about it.

There Will Be Games

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of and as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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