September 2015

Alphabet of Entertainment: J is for Jam

This week, J! Board Games: Jungle Speed Broadly speaking, I am not a fan of reflex games, but I am willing to make an exception for Jungle Speed.  It plays a lot like snap, with with…



Music Video Monday: Carmen (Stromae)

Stromae’s Carmen, inspired by and drawing heavily on Habanera from Georges Bizet’s Carmen, is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of social media.  In the original, Carmen sings that “Love is a wild bird that no one can tame.”…


Oh, Look… More Munchkin… Super…

I’ve posted at length about it before, and more briefly in the past week, but even if I do sound like a broken record I would like to just have one more quick word about…


Image Dump: Northern Knights Gaming Session 24/09/15

A few pictures from this week’s gaming session.  I played A Game of Thrones and then a quick game of King of New York.  There were also games of Batman and Warhammer 40,000 going on.  There was also some Fanta, FYI….




Is Love Letter the Latest in Tabletop Shovelware?

I have previously suggested that games like Fluxx and Munchkin are, in their many incarnations, the closest we get in tabletop terms to the bland shovelware that we see with alarming regularity on game consoles.  Looking at…




Alphabet of Entertainment: I is for Iron Man

Do we still need these preambles? Let’s not bother today. On to I: Movies: Iron Man I’m sorry, but if you don’t like Iron Man then you can talk to the repulsor, ‘cos the faceplate ain’t listenin’!…




New Contributor at Triple Triad Cards

I’m enjoying recent developments over at TripleTriadCards.com, where I have just added a new contributor who approached me recently to ask if he could join. Jay’s focus thus far seems to be on printable card,…