Go Goa is a Roll-and-Write about planning a vacation in Goa, a coastal state of India. While I didn’t find it particularly challenging, I did think it actually evoked the feeling of a vacation evem though it’s just a hex grid.
Friday, March 31, 2023
Go Goa is vacation planning the R&W
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Network Effect explores AIs bickering like an old married couple and it’s wonderful
I was curious to see where Martha Wells would take the Murderbot Diaries with the fifth book, Network Effect. The first four novellas form an arc that could described as Murderbot Finds a Family.
Monday, March 27, 2023
At the Helm totally clicks
This is just my very first impressions of At the Helm. I have a feeling I will be revisiting the game again, particularly after I try out the first two expansions.
Friday, March 24, 2023
Well, at least Betta has pretty fish
First off, I have to admit that one of Betta’s biggest draws for me was the theme. I like betta fish and we’ve owned more than one over the years. (Not at the same time, of course. The little colorful thugs will literally murder each other)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Six Billion Demons? Now that’s a lot of demons
Kill Six Billion Demons is…
Monday, March 20, 2023
Shifting Stones is very niche but it does its niche well
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 :)
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.
Friday, March 3, 2023
My February Gaming
I feel like February, from a gaming standpoint, was almost housekeeping for me. A good chunk of the games I learned were Roll and Writes that I’d thought about learning during Dicember.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
My February PnP