Tagged: Games

Mars Needs Mechanics – A Review 1

Mars Needs Mechanics – A Review

I got to meet Ben Rosset when I went to the World Boardgaming Championships this year. I had seen some talk about his game, Mars Needs Mechanics, but I didn’t get a chance to sit down and learn the game. I made sure that at GenCon, I’d give his game a shot. If a guy has a giant rocket to help people find his game, I think it deserves a look. When there’s a really fun backstory for a game, I know it’s something I need to see. I really enjoyed the way the game worked and Ben’s enthusiasm helped show...

WBC – New Games Galore 0

WBC – New Games Galore

After two days at the World Boardgaming Championships, I am happy to say that I played 16 new games and expansions. I got to hang out with some friends, meet some people from Twitter, and tried a lot of games I’ve been aching to learn. There will be a more in-depth post later, and reviews of several of the games, but here are the new games (not expansions) that I got to play over the last two days: Château Roquefort Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War Crows Eruption Fürstenfeld Leaping Lemmings Lost Cities: The Board Game Mammut Revolver:...

World Boardgaming Championships 0

World Boardgaming Championships

It’s short notice, but my I’ll be heading to Lancaster, PA for the World Boardgaming Championships. I’m only going for the last three days of the convention, but I should have enough time to get some games played and reviewed once I return. I know that I’ll be hitting up the Dice Hate Me Games people to try out the new rules for Compounded, learn VivaJava: The Coffee Game from the designer, and hopefully try out Take the Bait and The Great Heartland Hauling Co. which are the next releases. I’m also going to just learn any games I haven’t played or...

Down time – What to do when you’re not gaming 0

Down time – What to do when you’re not gaming

This may come as a shock to some of you, but I don’t actually sit down and game every waking hour. There are times where I’ll go days without playing a board game. But there are things to do when you aren’t playing board games that can still help scratch that itch. I’ve listed some of my favorites below, but feel free to add your own in the comments.

Grudges 3


I try to keep this site’s focus on positive things, but sometimes the bad needs to be faced. I recently tweeted that there are three boardgame companies that I have personal issues with: Mayday Games, Tasty Minstrel Games, and Valley Games. I’ve been asked by several people for the stories concerning each company, so I figure I’ll explain publicly. If you have questions or comments after reading my views, please feel free to comment. Just because I have an issue with a company doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t. Also note that for some of these stories, it’s been some time,...

Supporting the industry 0

Supporting the industry

If you happen to be a regular to the site, you’ll notice there’s now an advertisement on the right hand side of the frontpage. I was approached by Clever Mojo Games about putting up the ad for their Kickstarter project of releasing Alien Frontiers on the iPad. With Alien Frontiers being one of my highest rated games and Clever Mojo Games coming out with more and more awesome looking products, I wholeheartedly agreed. I’ll be putting up a review of Alien Frontiers soon, and my review of Compounded is waiting on approval from the designer. After that, I’m planning on...