Articles by ChristopherMD

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Member Blogs C ChristopherMD Updated January 28, 2015 4389   0
The subject of Civ-lite games has been brought up here many times before so I’m not looking to necessarily cover any new ground here. Really this is just a collection of my thoughts before going to bed after playing another of the completely soulless attempts at the genre recently. I’ve decided what many of these games really lack is that great randomizer of history. Something that neither dice, cards, auctions, nor a fucking rondel can mimic. The human factor. Which as many here already know is often completely absent in modern board game design. However, there are certainly some...
Member Blogs C ChristopherMD Updated January 28, 2015 3056   0
I picked up an iPod Touch recently and thought I'd start giving my impressions on some of the games for it. I'm hoping these blurbs will lead to me writing full-fledged board game reviews later, which I've been unmotivated to do since I came here.   Reiner Knizia's Robot Master (iPhone & iPod Touch):    Straight out let me say that this game really didn’t need to have Knizia’s name attached for me to know it was designed by him. It’s basically a tile-laying game where your lowest total is...
Member Blogs C ChristopherMD Updated January 28, 2015 219   0
In 2008 the classic Risk board game was released with a revised rule set, which among other changes made the game more goal-oriented and significantly shorter to play. Risk Halo Wars is clearly based on that same revised rule set while adding in its own flavor. That’s right; this is not a simple word-for-word reprint of the revised rules as some have speculated it would be. Before I go further I want to point out that I never played much Halo due to never owning an XBOX so I’m not overly familiar with that...
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