Get Bit

March 19, 2013

“Let’s go for a swim,” he said.

“We’re robots, we’ll rust,” I said.

“It’ll be fun,” he said.

“But, there’s sharks in the water,” I said.

“Like you said, we’re robots, what can a shark do to us,” he said.

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Dixit

March 14, 2013

Dixit

Looking at the box, it seems as if the game Dixit will transport players into some kind of fantastic storybook land. In fact, it’s actually up to the players to define the different magical worlds represented by the 84 evocative, …

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Tsuro: The Game of the Path

March 12, 2013

Tsuro: The Game of the Path

Tsuro: The Game of the Path is a game for 2-8 players that will usually finish in under an hour. That alone makes it worth investigating, but the fact that this is an engaging game of strategy and tactics makes …

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Whatever Happened to Avalon Hill?

January 22, 2013

At the Board Game Barrister, we often get requests for games by specific game publishers. One of the most common requests is for Avalon Hill games.

Technically, Avalon Hill closed its doors in 1998. Yet, we still have Avalon Hill …

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Dungeon! The Board Game

November 12, 2012

Older Dungeons & Dragons players* might remember a board game published by TSR in 1975 calledDungeon! The game simulated some aspects of the D&D roleplaying game which was released a year earlier. It’s been out of print since …

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What are Precision Dice?

September 20, 2012

What are Precision Dice?

Precision dice have sharp edges. They come in opaque or gem (translucent) plastic with a variety of colors to choose from. Many people (myself included) love the look of the gem colors because they look like precious stones.

Lou Zocchi …

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Dungeons & Dragons Fortune Cards

August 28, 2012

Dungeons & Dragons Fortune Cards

Fortune Cards allow players to enhance their D&D characters without adding undue complexity to the game. So why not give them a try?

Dungeons and Dragons has always been a game about rolling dice. In February 2011 this changed a …

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Dungeons & Dragons: Games within the Game

Dungeons & Dragons: Games within the Game

D&D characters seem to spend a lot of time in taverns; talking, drinking and playing tavern games. Now imagine how much cooler it would be to actually play a tavern game instead of just describing it. Over the years, Wizards …

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Why are there so many different versions of Axis & Allies?

August 12, 2012

Why are there so many different versions of Axis & Allies?

What’s up with all these new versions of Axis & Allies? We’ve got two new versions of the game which arrived a couple weeks ago, and two additional new versions coming next month. What’s the difference between them all?  Here …

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Dungeon Command

July 16, 2012

Dungeon Command

Do you miss D&D minis? After taunting fans with an April Fool’s joke about a new line of paper D&D minis, Wizards of the Coast has actually made a new miniatures game. It’s calledDungeon Command and it is a …

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