Monthly Archives: February 2011

Continuing with Arkham…

Here is the first of what I assume will be a few previews FFG will release for the new big box Arkham Horror expansion: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=2016 Advertisements

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Dice: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Randomness

When people think of any type of table top game one thing is almost always a constant: dice.  Dice have been the goto random outcome generation tool since before recorded human history (they literally are an ancient Chinese secret).  Today … Continue reading

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Monopo-suck.

This is a really good article on Monopoly and the perceptions around Boardgames in general: http://m.wired.com/geekdad/2011/02/geekdad-rant-mono-puh-leeze/

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A New Expansion Announced for Arkham Horror!

Drink it in kiddies, the latest big box expansion for one of the best games ever made is on its way! Arkham Horror – Miskatonic Horror Expansion!

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The Art of Developing a Strategy

Most hobby board games are a player vs. player competitive affair.  In order to win a game against another person you must develop a strategy based on what you know about the game and what you know about your opponent.  … Continue reading

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The Loser

Light post today. Enjoy this humorous yet true look at gamers when they lose:   http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/2/14/

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The Overlord Mechanic

I was reading about the release of the upcoming Fantasy Flight Games title Mansions of Madness and it got me wondering.  The game is going to be utilizing a mechanic known as the the “Overlord” player.  This is a system … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Anti-Climactic Finale

Hobby board games have a lot going on.  There are multiple rules and mechanics, several player abilities, cards, dice, tokens, counters, and on and on and on.  All of these things often lead to a deep and rich experience.  Throughout … Continue reading

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Gaming blog 2: Electric Boogaloo

Hey there blogverse, I have returned and I have brought with me some changes. During my long break away from this blog I have learned that I am not a comfortable blogger.  I have a tendency to be overly self … Continue reading

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