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Matt Thrower
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Matt has been writing about tabletop games professional since 2012, blogging since 2006 and playing them since he could talk.

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Matt Thrower
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Articles by Matt Thrower

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October 21, 2019
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Sometimes, you see or hear about a game and it's instantly a must-play. Looking at the rectangular grid or Cartographer's playsheets made it obviou...
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Matt Thrower
October 07, 2019
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Play Matt: Combat Arena Review

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The black box of Combat Arena sucks me in like a starless vacuum, into a space where two techno-primitives duel with whip and sword. Inside there i...
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September 23, 2019
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Play Matt: Wordsy Review

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Word games come with an inherent problem. However much positional and strategic skill designers bake into them, winning is often a matter of vocabu...
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Matt Thrower
September 09, 2019
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Nip and tuck isn't just the preserve of the plastic surgeon but the dungeoneer too. At least that's how it seems as I fold and pop together a littl...
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Matt Thrower
September 03, 2019
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The hunt is always better than the kill. And the hunt for a sensibly priced copy of Avalon Hill's Dune was about the longest of my collecting caree...
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Matt Thrower
August 19, 2019
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Two weeks ago, under the bright lights and loud voices of the social club where the gamers gather, we learned Welcome To. Surprisingly, given the c...
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Matt Thrower
August 03, 2019
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As games scatter from the bag, each winking like rubies in the sunset, there is a gasp of surprise. Every one is still in shrinkwrap. But there's n...
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Matt Thrower
July 22, 2019
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If there's one thing I can't stand in a game, it's faff. And deckbuilders tend to have more than their fair share. But Undaunted: Normandy makes it...
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Matt Thrower
July 08, 2019
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Reaching into the blazing red box, I pull out handfuls of plastic troops and tanks, to a chorus of disinterest. If it's going to be that kind of ga...
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June 24, 2019
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There's an email in my inbox that has made me catch my breath. It says there's going to be a game based on one of those rare books that I never wan...
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