Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 24, 2018 905 0
Pandemic, Matt Leacock's smash hit co-operative game that "launched a thousand flabby imitators," is 10 years. Michael Barnes describe it thusly, "In Z-Man Games blockbuster smash hit Pandemic, players are trying to stop wooden cubes from spreading over a map of the world. The players must band together to end four different strains of the most virulent, insidious infectious disease ever known to mankind- CUBE CONFUSION. Symptoms include a generalized inability to experience fun, an allergy to dice, increased weight gain, and sexual arousal caused by the scent...
Rants & Raves SI san il defanso Updated July 17, 2018 1421 0
Warhammer Diskwars is the sort of game that could only ever fail.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 24, 2018 882 0
I came across the Last Night on Earth 10 Year Anniversary Edition in my FLGS last night, and realized that Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game and this website are almost exactly the same age. It received four positive reviews, several professions of love in the blogs, and one member even posted his own home brew expansion. Michael Barnes was the only outlier declaring "Last Night on Earth Fails to Deliver Zombie Vs. Shark Action." However, even he went on to say "it's a pretty darn good game and probably...
Interviews MB Michael Barnes Updated June 27, 2018 2419 1
A Q&A with one of the most narratively astute designers working in games today.
Analysis J Jackwraith Updated July 08, 2018 1765 0
What makes a block wargame and how to start blocking
Rants & Raves MB Michael Barnes Updated June 25, 2018 1986 1
It’s time to clean house.
Essays X xthexlo Updated June 25, 2018 1100 1
Grithsdane was disposable. That's what made him so much fun.
Interviews MS Mr Skeletor Updated June 26, 2018 8708 1
It's Flashback Friday. Do you still play Agricola? Did you ever play Agricola? Also, for your amusement, this interview with Hanno Girke, originally published January 29, 2008. The Hot Throne: 20 Questions with Hanno! The John the Baptist of the gaming world, Hanno Girke, leaves the comforts of the farm to come have a friendly fireside chinwag with Mr Skeletor and answer 20 questions.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 24, 2018 1076 0
Memoir '44 was hot, hot, hot in 2008...but where is it now?