Shifting Stones is a puzzle game where, if you’re playing it right, the puzzle will be constantly evolving. Of course, if you make poor moves, you create a snarled mess :)
A Gnome's Ponderings
Monday, March 20, 2023
Shifting Stones is very niche but it does its niche well
Friday, March 17, 2023
Hydroracers disappoints me
I’ve been poking around board Game Arena for quick little distractions lately. (At some point, I should find the time to learn some more complex games there) And some of the games have been pretty nifty.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Dorrington, forgotten deconstructed detective
Arthur Morrison is one of those forgotten authors who was a fairly big deal in their day. While he’s most famous for writing poverty novels, it’s his mystery work that I’ve actually looked at.
Monday, March 13, 2023
Convenience versus quality
Have mixed feelings about Potato Tomato Carrot. On the one hand, I know it’s a bland little game that doesn’t do anything new. On the other hand, I found it terribly convenient.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Spell Write: a game of teeny tiny words
Earlier this year, I played inTENse from Q4ia and I found it disappointing. Now I’ve tried another game I got from Q4ia, Spell Write.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Hatchet:a book about how much luck it takes to not die
I had been told that Hatchet by Gary Paulsen had helped get kids into reading. I’d never heard of it myself but I see it won a Newberry Honor in 1988. Which, looking up how the Newberry award works, means it was actually the runner-up. Still, good show.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Could Baby Dinosaur Rescue fire Candy Land?
Baby Dinosaur Rescue is a game that is clearly designed for a pre-literate audience.