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When is it okay to criticize a game?

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Top 11 Analog Games of 2015

2015 was a pretty good year for gaming in general. I thought about making a Digital list too, but right now it’d just be Undertale 11 times so I’ll need a bit more distance from that game before I could … Continue reading

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Mario Maker’s great, but it could be amazing. Here’s what it’s missing:

Like many of you, I bought Mario Maker on the day it came out, and it immediately devoured most of my weekend. The playful interface recalls Nintendo’s premier software toy, Mario Paint, both through direct homage (that save screen music? … Continue reading

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Orinoko Gold – An Even Weirder Review

HABA has a knack for publishing games that take simple mechanisms like stacking, balancing, and egg-holding(?) and turn them into fantastic family games. It’s no surprise that these games have taken off with the gamer crowd, as well. The gameplay … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Preview: Ryno Lourens’ “Sultan’s Library”

If I told you we were going to play a game about accumulating knowledge and building the biggest library, you might quickly get an idea in your head about what kind of game that’d be. Browsing shelves of books to … Continue reading

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Flea Market – An Even Weirder Review

Dice are weird, huh? No matter how well you think you know probability, at some point your brain is gonna be yelling “BET ON 12” and despite your better judgment you will, and sometimes, against the odds, it pays off. … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review – Council of Verona + Corruption Expansion

When Council of Verona was released, microgames were already officially a “thing.” It had beenĀ about a year since Love Letter hit, and there were a lot of small-deck games popping up to try to siphon off of some of the … Continue reading

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Why the right answer to “You mean like Monopoly or Risk?” is “Yes.”

Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com is a pretty cool website most often focused on using data-mining to reveal some pretty interesting insights about life the universe and everything, write responsible articles about it, then have those responsibly written articles loaded into a … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review: Lagoon – Land of Druids

One of the things a good game does best is give you the sensation that you’re just barely competent. When you’re staring at the board, and you almost don’t find the move that will save you, but then you do … Continue reading

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An Even Weirder Review: Battle Merchants

Considering how many games have been made about the classic Tolkien-esque fantasy races mercilessly slaughtering each other, and the more-than-a-few games about the dungeon-building villains of those RPG stories, it’s frankly quite surprising we haven’t seen many games that explore … Continue reading

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