I have seen tne files for a few different versions of Bandada and now I’ve finally played the game. And, having played the game, have kept playing the game over and over :D
Monday, January 30, 2023
Friday, January 27, 2023
I have to admit that this is the third time I’ve tried to write about Artisans of the Tak Mahal.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
If it wasn’t for the fact that the Murderbot Diaries have a very clear and genuine character arc running through them, I would say that the author Martha Wells is being a troll.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Orchard the Nine Card Solitaire was one of those games that was a milestone for me. It still holds out as one of the best nine-card games I’ve seen and the game that proved to me that you can make a tile-laying game out of nine cards that’s actually good.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Last year, I realized that I hadn't read Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo. I'd been waiting until all five books had come out and hadn't noticed that had happened back in 2020. Well, I was pretty distracted into 2020.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Well, Murder Hobo went back on the menu. I just discovered the RPG Hobomancer exists (which sounds like Manly Wade Wellman’s Silvee John stories the RPG (and a tiny bit of research showed that they were a big influence on the game) But, you say the word hobo to your gaming friends and Murder Hobo become the topic at hand.
Monday, January 16, 2023
Sabotage the Raj is so one of those Roll and Writes that’s also a board game that I wouldn’t be surprised if it started out as a straight board game.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Pencils and Powers is a solitaire Roll and Write that's about managing a dungeon crawl. Which is a theme that has been covered so much over the years that it's amazing that it hasn't become a dead horse. There is just something simple and rich about it. Go into a limited area for the purpose of fighting and looting. Thats simple. But the details within that idea? The variety never seems to end.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Last year, I watched my wife play Pokeman Arceus. (Yes, I know the full name is longer than that but I've never heard anyone actually call it anything but Pokeman Arceus) At the time, it struck me as an ambitious experiment. It did a number of interesting things but it fell short in a number of ways. In particular, it clearly started poking at the idea of an open world, sandbox Pokeman game but it didn't make it all the way.
Monday, January 9, 2023
The Blob That Ate The City is a roll and write game is a game where you roll dice to determine a Tetris-style shape that you draw onto a grid and try to cover up map features.
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
At this point, I know I’m supposed to write some sort of year end recap. It’s a social obligation.
Monday, January 2, 2023
My December gaming was largely driven by Dicember, essentially the celebration of dice games.
Timber & Fur
Bank or Bust
White Rabbit Dice Solitaire
The Blob That Ate the City
Paper Pinball: Space Marines Vs Dragons
Grove the Nine Card Solitaire Game
Pencils and Powers
Sabotage the Raj
Invasion: Solo Adventure
Artisans is the Taj Mahal
Super Skill Pinball: Carniball
Yeah, there’s only one non-dice game in the lot, Invasion. And Dicember pushed me to get around to trying a number of games I’d been meaning to learn.
Heck, I achieved the baseline goal of playing fifteen different dice just with games that were new to me. Something I had specifically decided not to do lol. (Buying a bunch of Roll ans Writes at PnPArcade’s Black Friday sale helped)
The best game I learned out of the lot would be Grove. It built on the core concepts of Orchard to give us something with more elbow room. But Bandada is the game I’ve found most bingeable.
2022 was a busy, crazy year and Dicember was a heck of a way to close out my gaming portion of it.
Sunday, January 1, 2023
December ended up being a little more Print and Play crafting heavy than I was expecting. A little of that was due to gifting but a lot of it was crafting a project I’ve been wanting to get around to.