Limes might seem like Martyn F did a mashup of Take It Easy and Carcassonne. Which isn’t actually the case. It’s a refinement of his earlier mashup of Take It Easy and Carcassonne, Cities. :D
Monday, August 30, 2021
Limes takes Cities and makes it better
Friday, August 27, 2021
Railroads and Dungeon Crawls
Now, I don’t mean a dungeon crawl set on a train, although what limited knowledge I have of the cartoon Infinity Train makes me think that might be what that is.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Wow, was Grimtooth’s traps its own thing
I decided to take a virtual trip back to an earlier age in RPGs and look at the original Grimtooth’s Traps from 1981. It is certainly a look back at a time when RPG philosophy was very different.
Monday, August 23, 2021
The Count of Nine is a fun nine cards
If you’re even just casually into PnP games (which, since I’m a lazy PnPer, is really where I’m at), you’ve heard of Count of Nine. It’s a Euro in just nine cards. No dice or cubes involved.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Pokethulhu is a cute idea wrapped in a meta package
After I learned that Pokethulhu was actually a thing, I had to find it and read it. Neither one of those things was that hard once I actually knew it existed.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Nearing the middle of Cozy Grove
As I wrote a couple months ago, we started playing Cozy Grove. It’s a video game about being gently helping unhappy ghosts let go and pass on. And we’ve made it to about the halfway point.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Okay, Tom Baker was great. I admit it.
I keep going back and forth when it comes to Tom Baker.
Friday, August 13, 2021
Flipword - my new go to pocket word game
Flipword is the most recent nine-card word game I’ve looked at. It’s not a huge field but I’ve seen at least five of them so there’s an interest there, at least for designers. And, to be honest, it is the best one I’ve found in case you don’t read anything but the opening paragraph.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
My biggest takeaway from Coco
As I am perpetually years behind watching even kids movies (and I have a kid so those are usually the only movies I watch!), it was only a month or so ago I finally saw Coco. It only took me four years.
Monday, August 9, 2021
A Rusty Throne is a war game for folks who don’t know war games
I am both the perfect audience and the worst commentator for A Rusty Throne. It’s a solitaire war game that feels like it was designed for those of us who don’t know much about war games. (My war game days were back in high school and that was a…while back)
Friday, August 6, 2021
A war I never heard of in nine cards
One of the things that I enjoy about print and play is that you get to see some very experimental designs. I don’t know if Charles versus Peter is actually that experimental. However, since I really don’t play war games, playing it counted as an experiment for me.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Arthur C. Clarke can be funny?
Every few years, I find myself rereading Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke. After reading The Travel Tales of Mister Joseph Jorkens, I felt almost obligated to revisit the book.
Monday, August 2, 2021
My July R&W
At some point, I’m not going to have learned enough Roll and Writes to justify a monthly commentary. I really expected to hit that point before now. But, nope, not yet.