Flashpoint: Fire Rescue
Mar30

Flashpoint: Fire Rescue

To write Flashpoin: Fire Rescue off as a Pandemic clone, or a Forbidden Island clone, is to miss the point. While both of those games and this share elements – controlling the environment through movement of pieces around a board while trying to get to the endgame – all three differ significantly enough to be fun. But what each has, in spades, is theme. Pandemic – essentially Outbreak: The Game – is probably...

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Teriyaki steak jam
Feb10

Teriyaki steak jam

There comes a point in every gamer’s life when he must admit he has too many games he hasn’t played in his collection.Well, not every gamer’s life. Take Tom Vasel for instance. Tabletop gaming evangelist and owner of The Dice Tower network, Tom collects games in the same manner Scrooge McDuck accumulates wealth. The wall of game boxes visible in the background of his Dice Tower videos is but a tiny fraction of his full collection,...

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Thank Crunchie It’s Friday
Feb06

Thank Crunchie It’s Friday

Friday is from Friedemann Friese’s Freitag Project, a series of games loosely linked with the theme of Friday. No it doesn’t make much sense to me either, but Friedemann does have green hair so it probably makes perfect sense to him. You’re Man Friday, helping Robinson Crusoe escape from the island where his ship has capsized and stranded him. You must train Robinson up so that he can overcome the various perils of...

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