Matt Drake

    (He/Him)

Associate Board Game Reviewer

Author of the Drake's Flames blog, where I write crassly opinionated reviews of board games, card games, video games, comics, movies and whatever else crosses my mind. 

   

Articles by Matt Drake

Articles by Matt Drake

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Blood Bowl Team Manager - Card Game
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 4081   0

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So far, 2012 has been the year I had to keep making exceptions about not liking sports games. I still don't want to play a game about soccer or baseball or cricket or professional curling, but I'm considering changing my opinion about sports games in general. There are just too many oddball sports games out there that I wind up liking. Hell, a while back, I even liked one about hockey (though in my defense, that was just barely about hockey).
Thunderstone Advanced Review
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 4064   0

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It's time for another Thunderstone review, and that means it's time for another review from my dad.  
Tips for Surviving Disasters
Rants & Raves I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 3415   0
The continuing nightmare saga that started with my son lighting my house on fire is coming to a close, and has allowed me to come up with a few tips for potential disaster victims that I would like to share. Hopefully most of you will never have any need of these little tips, because hopefully none of you will have something terrible happen to your house that forces you to live in a crappy rent house owned by an Armenian immigrant who thinks 'slumlord' is a term of endearment.
Mice and Mystics - Preview
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 6043   0

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I am one lucky son of a bitch, and you are not. Unless you recently won the lottery or nailed Jessica Alba or something, and then you might also be lucky. Or if the woman you love just agreed to marry you, and you said, 'I'm the luckiest man in the world!', which is not actually true because the same thing happens to guys all over the world, like, every day. Come to think of it, there are a lot of reasons someone might be a lucky bastard. Many of you might be lucky. Heck, you might not have...
Zombies! Run for Your Lives! - Card Game Review
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 3544   0

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By now, I think we can all agree that the zombie game phenomenon is getting a little old. Every third game seems to be about either killing the undead, running from the undead, or becoming the undead so you can eat other people. It's an epidemic, and I'm pretty sure people are going to start getting tired of it very soon. Apparently, Russia did not get the memo. Russian Boardgames, a company whose name is only half-way accurate, has been responsible for some really cool card games. They made Potion-Making Practice, which I...
Middle Earth Quest - Boardgame Review
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 4062   0

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Remember right after the Lord of the Rings movies came out, and every fourth board game that came out was all about the movies? And you would use worker placement or roll-and-move or cooperative puzzle games to reenact the adventures of Legolas and Pippin and Gimli and that kid from Goonies. After a while, the trend faded out and was replaced by an unexplainable deluge of zombie games, but I still remember how many times I played yet another Lord of the Rings game and thought, 'why can't I play someone else? Were these people the only ones who...
Redakai - TCG Review
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 4353   0
A reader asked if I would review Radekai, and mentioned that it was available on close-out at Target. Since I love to give people what they want (as long as it involves me talking about games), I went out this morning and bought about 20 bucks worth of this game. I played it, and it was very bad, and so I decided to take my revenge the only way I know how - by saying something bad about it on the Internet.
Souvlaki Wars - Card Game Review
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated January 28, 2015 3375   0
The other day, my wife called me and told me I just got a package from Athens. I thought she meant the Athens that's in Texas, because I live in Texas and couldn't really figure out why I would be getting mail from Greece.
Lords of Waterdeep Boardgame
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 5004   0

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If you were to tell me that Wizards of the Coast was going to make a D&D game about ruling the city of Waterdeep, I would not have been surprised. But if you told me that game was going to be a worker-placement Euro-style game, I would have laughed at you and told you that you were insane. A dry Euro game can't be a D&D game! Euros are only supposed to be about farming and making recipes and delivering the mail! The granddaddy of dungeon crawl games is not supposed to spawn Euros. It's supposed to spawn violent...
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple - Storytelling Game Review
 
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Board Game Reviews I InfinityMax Updated May 25, 2019 3431   0
Lately, I've become fascinated with cooperative storytelling games. I've always had a soft spot for roleplaying, but some part of me has always thought it was not fair that one guy had to do endless hours of work, and everyone else just has to show up and ruin everything that first guy created. Since I'm usually that one guy, and since it's hard to keep coming up with stuff to feed those ungrateful louts who shoot all my bad guys before they destroy all my evil temples, it's great to see games where everyone participates in the game at...
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