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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Clubbing – Puerto Rico
Jan31

Clubbing – Puerto Rico

Previously on Board Game Clubbing… I have never played Settlers of Catan. Catan, along with Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne, are understood to be the gatekeepers to the fabulous world of board gaming. Play these board games three to pass through the doorway made of the decaying flesh of the nerdiest-nerds. These rancid nerds scare off the people trying too hard to look cool but those of us who care not about such vanity are...

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