Analysis KB Ken B. Updated January 28, 2015 49239 0
Humor me for a moment. Take a look at the following IMDB page, where it details the top 100 films. The Top 250 Films according to IMDB users Done? Okay, now here's a link to one of many video game user database sites, where they track similar ratings. The Top 100 Games according to RF Generation users Notice anything? For the most part, even if you're not a fan of cinema or video games, you've heard of many or most of these titles. Everyone knows who Mario is, or Sonic, or has certainly seen the...
Next of Ken, Volume 40: In the cold depths of Planet Hyboria's Frontier--Reviews of Homesteaders 2nd Edition and Core Worlds! Hot
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 6139 0
Come on in for Next of Ken, where this week I'll be reviewing Homesteaders 2nd Edition and the newest offering from Stronghold Games, Core Worlds. All that, plus thoughts on why "gaming intelligentsia" members should take the time to actually play games before forming opinions--my two reviews today are proof of that. Join us, won't you?
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 8640 0
Come on in for Next of Ken, where this week I'll be talking about Lewis Pulsipher's recent article on depth and variety, along with quick impressions of Strike Dice and War of the Ring's 2nd edition. Yeah, I'll bet you're in suspense on my opinion on that last one....but anyway, join us, won't you?
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 4530 0
Sorry for the short hiatus last week, folks--work was crazy and all that. However, I feel confident that this will keep the "Ken's Back" meme going for at least another solid two or three years. Today's talk--Nightfall: Blood Country, Carnival, and Quarriors! Rise of the Demons. Join us, won't you?
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 4570 0
Want to know what my top five games of 2011 are? Of course you do. If not, well, click anyway, or the ugly dog gets it. Capiche?
Board Game Reviews KB Ken B. Updated January 28, 2015 5043 0
You guys voted and made your voices heard--now, step inside for this year's F:AT Reader's Choice Awards for 2011. It was a great year for games, and a lot of votes were cast; now's the time to see what stood tall as the smoke cleared. Step inside, the nominees are all taking their seats and sweating nervously....
Rants & Raves KB Ken B. Updated January 28, 2015 6862 0
That's right, guys and gals...another year has gone by, and it's time to let YOU the readers weigh in on this year's favorites. This was an incredibly loaded year for great games. How will your faves stack up this year? It's time for you to VOTE!
Gamer Culture KB Ken B. Updated January 28, 2015 4865 0
(The following is a slightly updated reprint of a column that ran last year. George Lucas is my hero; in another five or six Christmases, this column will actually be about "My five favorite sandwiches", and I'll claim that was my vision all along, but sandwich technology wasn't quite ready for that when the column was originally written.) This time of year, you'll find plenty of radio stations who are on a constant 24-hour Christmas music rotation. Most of them start around midnight Thanksgiving and carry straight through Christmas. The idea is to gorge yourself...
Next of Ken, Volume 36: Favorite Christmas Movies, Hopeful Holiday Gaming, and the Merits of "Playing to Win"! Hot
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 4303 0
Welcome to this week's edition of Next of Ken, where I'm talking about must-see Christmas movies, some quickie previews of Lifeboat: Weather Deck and Nightfall: Blood Country, my list of hopeful holiday games to get played, and a discussion about "Playing to Win" as it pertains to some of our favorite games. Join us, won't you?
Staff Blogs KB Ken B. Updated May 24, 2019 4032 0
Come on in for Next of Ken, where today I'm talking Black Friday's madness, impressions of Dungeon Run and Forbidden Island, a second session of Elder Sign ends badly, and I'm reviewing Smallbox Games new expansion Omen: Shattered Aegis. Join us, won't you?