Articles by Michael "Egg Shen" Nadeau

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Mysterium Review - Better Off Dead?
 
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Board Game Reviews ES Egg Shen Updated January 30, 2019 4219   0

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Do you and your friends have what it takes to solve the ghostly riddles of…MYSTERIUM?
The Perfect Campaign
Analysis ES Egg Shen Updated March 01, 2017 7613   0
Ever since the glory days of HeroQuest I’ve always been interested in boardgames that can be played out as a campaign.  That is, you play as the same character over the course of several games, getting new gear/powers to help you overcome evil.  The truth is that even back in the time before work, responsibilities, and internet cat videos I RARELY managed to successfully finish a campaign.  
MIKE’S TOP TEN ANTICIPATED BOARDGAMES OF 2017
Up Your Game ES Egg Shen Updated February 19, 2017 7898   0
So I’ve taken a cursory glance at all of the announced titles that are expected to come out in 2017 and whipped up a Top Ten.  These are the games that make me lose sleep at night because I’m obsessing about them like some love struck teenager.  That gentle cooing and deep sighing you hear is me looking lovingly at a Polaroid of the game in the number one spot.  You creeped out?  Wanna turn back?  Too late, OFF WE GO!
I'm Not Dead
Rants & Raves ES Egg Shen Updated February 06, 2017 5335   0
I'm done writing boardgame reviews.  I know people like hearing about the latest games, but it was never really what I set out to achieve here at the Fort.  My initial vision was to write articles about various different boardgaming topics...and occasionally review something random/obscure that wasn't getting proper exposure.  So I'd like to get back to that, and this article is my first step towards that original direction.  Basically, I'm going to go over where I'm at as a person roughly 12 years into this hobby.  
Top Ten - Horror Movie Hosting Tips
Gamer Culture ES Egg Shen Updated October 26, 2016 2760   0
One of my favorite things to do is have friends over for an evening of socializing.  Whether it’s for a social gathering with copious amounts booze, or a low key game night, I love to play host and let people have a good time.  My specialty is hosting horror movie nights.  Here are my top ten tips for pulling off a successful movie night:
The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse RPG Review
 
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Board Game Reviews ES Egg Shen Updated July 12, 2018 6766   0
OK you’ve read the name, feel free to hum a few bars of the R.E.M. song in your head so that we can get on with the review.  You good?  Alright, let’s move on.  
F:AT Snack Attack 3 - Ecto Cooler Review!
Gamer Culture ES Egg Shen Updated September 21, 2016 4038   0
Welcome back to a very special installment of the F:AT Snack Attack.  In previous articles we’ve looked at Kettle Corn and the world’s tastiest corn taquito chip.  This time I’m going to be covering something very near and dear to my heart.  Something that I’m sure many of you are all familiar with.  Yup, it’s the tasty green concoction which looks like Re-animator serum.  It’s Hi C’s Ecto Cooler!  
Zombicide: Black Plague Review
 
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Board Game Reviews ES Egg Shen Updated January 30, 2019 8227   0

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Like any horror franchise worth its salt, Zombicide is back with another installment. Just like most horror sequels this one has a twist!  Wizards and Warriors are the new flavor du jour.  Chainsaws have become broadswords and uzis are now crossbows.  So besides a stylistic face-lift does this new version improve upon the game in any meaningful way?
The Bloody Inn Review
 
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Board Game Reviews ES Egg Shen Updated January 30, 2019 6248   0

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Sometimes I let my inner Brett Michaels get the best of me.  When it comes to boardgame themes and settings I need a chance just to get away.  I gotta get a break from the same old, same old.  So in my never ending quest, looking for nothing but a good time, I tend to search every nook and cranny for weird games.  Make no mistake, The Bloody Inn is WEIRD.  
Pickomino Review
 
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Board Game Reviews ES Egg Shen Updated January 30, 2019 4783   0

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself the really tough questions?  What does it all mean?  Why are we here?  Do I need a game about chickens eating BBQ worms?  
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