Games



First Game of Dread

Last week, I ran a one-shot game of the horror RPG, Dread.  Dread is a light system with very few rules, no stats and no dice.  In place of dice, the game uses a Jenga tower for skill…







First Impressions: Rex

Last night, I finally got Rex: Final Days of an Empire to the table.  We played a six player game, so every faction was used and the game was reasonably busy.  This was a game…



Starting a Board Game Collection: Part 1

Like any niche hobby, getting started in board gaming can be a daunting prospect. There are so many differing opinions on what makes a good game, or what makes an appropriate game for someone new…


The Beauty of Asymmetry

A lot of the board games that are considered mainstream family games (Monopoly, Cluedo, Uno et al) are what we might call symmetrical games. By this I mean that in these games all players begin…


Sabin Suplexes a Train

Final Fantasy VI is a total classic.  It has one of the best stories of any game in the series, and has beautiful pixel art. In the game, there is a character called Sabin.  In…


Droll and Move

I’ve bitched and moaned about the roll and move mechanism extensively in my previous posts and, although I generally consider it lazy design, it’s not always as bad as I make it out to be….


Getting a Clue

As I suggested in a previous post, we really are in a Golden Age of board games just now, and it pains me to see so many people sticking to old-fashioned, creaky games when there…