The List: #4 – Pieces of Hate
Feb09

The List: #4 – Pieces of Hate

This post forms part of The List. The List is where the worst parts of gaming belong: those errors that designers and publishers repeat, over and over again; those aspects of the hobby, and of the culture surrounding it, which embarrass and shame us. Compiling the whole List would be impossible – no one person could ever hope to detail all that is rotten in the kingdom of board. But we can point to its lowest, most worrying points – a...

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The List: #3 – Downtime
Feb07

The List: #3 – Downtime

This post forms part of The List. The List is where the worst parts of gaming belong: those errors that designers and publishers repeat, over and over again; those aspects of the hobby, and of the culture surrounding it, which embarrass and shame us. Compiling the whole List would be impossible – no one person could ever hope to detail all that is rotten in the kingdom of board. But we can point to its lowest, most worrying points – a...

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The List: #2 – Girls in Games
Feb02

The List: #2 – Girls in Games

This post forms part of The List. The List is where the worst parts of gaming belong: those errors that designers and publishers repeat, over and over again; those aspects of the hobby, and of the culture surrounding it, which embarrass and shame us. Compiling the whole List would be impossible – no one person could ever hope to detail all that is rotten in the kingdom of board. But we can point to its lowest, most worrying points – a...

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The List: #1 – Game Shops
Jan31

The List: #1 – Game Shops

This post forms part of The List. The List is where the worst parts of gaming belong: those errors that designers and publishers repeat, over and over again; those aspects of the hobby, and of the culture surrounding it, which embarrass and shame us. Compiling the whole List would be impossible – no one person could ever hope to detail all that is rotten in the kingdom of board. But we can point to its lowest, most worrying points – a...

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Discworld: Ankh-Morpork, a few months in.
Jan23

Discworld: Ankh-Morpork, a few months in.

What do you want from a board game? Do you want a perfectly balanced system, where every player is on a perfectly equal footing; where nothing more than cunning, guile and politicking will see you through to success; a system of refinement and elegance? Well you won’t find any of that here. What you will find is a light game of area control and hand management, where a bit of planning can go a long way, just so long as the fates...

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