Why it’s Awesome: Fury of Dracula, 3rd Edition

March 5, 2016

FuryofDraculaIf you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I’m a big fan of cooperative games a la Pandemic and Escape: The Curse of the Temple and that I’m into asymmetric games like Netrunner. You’d think that it would

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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is the Choose-your-own-Adventure Story of your Dreams

March 1, 2016

I loved to read when I was a kid, especially mystery stories. I read everything I coSherlockHolmesCDuld get my hands on, from The Hardy Boys to The Three  Investigators. Around the same time, I was also into

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Worst. Year. Ever. My (spoiler-free) impressions of the first month of Pandemic Legacy

February 17, 2016

At long last, it finally happened: I got to play Pandemic Legacy. My copy had been languishing away on the shelf over the holidays, but no more. Cards were drawn from the Legacy deck, compartments were opened, components were

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Why It’s Awesome: Jungle Speed

January 30, 2016

JungleSpeedPiecesI’ll admit it: sometimes I get caught up in games that only appeal to a niche audience. Despite my belief that even the most complicated games can be enjoyed by everyone, I also recognize that not everyone is actually

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Unboxing Pandemic Legacy

January 22, 2016

IMG_1420It’s been just about a month since I picked up my copy of Pandemic Legacy and expressed how excited I was about the game in blog post form. In the meantime, the game has been receiving glowing reviews and

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JJ Reviews: Monarch

January 6, 2016

MonarchArt The current queen has taken ill, and it is only a matter of time before a successor will be needed. In the remaining time, each sister will prove herself by managing the kingdom, taxing its patrons, improving crop harvests, and

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Women in Game Design; a look at Monarch

January 5, 2016


Board Game Barrister recently started carrying a game called Monarch by Mary Flanagan. The game got me excited, not the usual way I’d be about the number of miniatures, game play reviews, or flashy art, but because its designer is …

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Hugh’s Thoughts on Battle Sheep

January 2, 2016

BattleSheepSheep.  A pile of sheep.  Like a really tall pile of sheep.  Angry sheep.  Like, ba-a-a-h-d that things are about to go down.  I couldn’t resist the ba-a-a-h-d pun… I’ll stop now.

I’m talking about Battle Sheep.  It’s a really …

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Game at a Glance: Spyfall

December 26, 2015

spyfallboxA few weeks ago I got to try out a fun, new game called Spyfall.  In Spyfall, one person is a spy.  Like all spies, he (or she) is trying to get information. Now, unlike most spies, this spy isn’t …

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On the Brink of Pandemic Legacy

December 14, 2015

PandemicLegacyTopSecretOne of things we come to expect of board games is that they start over every time we play them. No matter what happened the last time, each new game starts over from scratch. It’s like hitting the reset button …

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