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In addition to a solid writing background, Charlie Theel is a game designer and heavily involved in the hobby. He enjoys talking trash and ridiculing members of his game group despite the fact that he can't win a game to save his life. Besides gaming, he enjoys hockey, film, and heavy metal.

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13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, or, Twilight Struggle in 45 minutes
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated January 31, 2019 6636   0
"If the sun comes up tomorrow, it is only because of men of good will. And that's - that's all there is between us and the devil." - Kenny O'Donnell, or rather, Kevin Costner
Techno Bowl - A Game I Didn't Think I Needed
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated February 04, 2019 6540   0
A look at the upcoming Techno Bowl from Bombshell Games.
Sorry, Charlie: Drama, the Lifeblood of Ameritrash
Articles C charlest Updated June 24, 2015 3665   0
A discussion on drama, tension and why I still love this hobby. The definitions of Ameritrash, thematic, and narrative driven gaming all seem to blend together and coalesce into an obscure creed that is more about espousing a particular attitude than any specific mechanics or structure. Limiting the scope of these terms and trying to box them into discrete informative descriptors is a monumental waste of time in the fusion menu of the current scene. I'm no prophet or...
Sorry, Charlie - Armada, Fief, Eclipse, Greed, and Seekers of a Hidden Light
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest June 02, 2015 3630   0
A look at a mound of games tormenting my table and a brief indulgence of Fury Road.    
Sorry, Charlie - A Post Apocalyptic Ballet Of Carnage; A Look At Neuroshima Hex!
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated January 31, 2019 5301   0
An abstract that stirs emotion and gets the blood pumping. 
Sorry, Charlie - Star Wars, Lucha Libre, And The Best Damn Expansion
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated April 21, 2015 3864   0
Discussion of Force Awakens, X-Wing, Imperial Assault, Luchador!, and more.
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated September 23, 2016 3713   0
Back from the dead?  Discussion of Pictomania, Homeland, Titans, and Imperial Assault.
Sheriff Of Nottingham Board Game Review
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated February 06, 2019 7368   0
A face to face look at 2014's biggest bluffing game.
Two Helpings Of Martin Wallace And A Touch Of Warfighter
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated January 28, 2015 4301   0
Discussion of Onward To Venus, Mythotopia, and the Warfighter expansions.  Also some game of the year discussion for 2013 and 2014.
Tiny Epic Kingdoms - Farming In A Land Of Oxymorons
 
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Board Game Reviews C charlest Updated February 06, 2019 4942   0
A critical look at Gamelyn Games' Tiny Epic Kingdoms.  Can a 4X fantasy game really thrive in a 30 minute playtime and pint-sized package?
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