Chits and Upgrades: The Game Crafter and Meeple Source review

This post pertains to both upgrading your favorite game components, replacing lost components, and creating your own games.  If you or someone you care about loves the games Agricola, Orléans, Stone Age, Tzolk’in, Colt Express or others, you’re about to find out how to make those games even better! Upgrading your games This might be …

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Modular Wargaming Terrain: A Low Cost How-to DIY

An important but often overlooked part of miniature wargaming is the terrain. If you spend countless hours painting and perfecting your models, why not spend at least a fraction of that time on the board on which you will be playing? Well, cost would be a big reason. If you are a Warhammer or Warhammer 40K player, …

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Board Game Roundup: Best 3-player games

Sometimes, 3 can be a crowd.  Others call it an odd number.  But, it can be the perfect number to play a number of different board games: Glory to Rome (2005) If you haven’t played this classic, you are missing out on a game that works really well for 3, 4 or 5 players, and …

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GenCon 2018 Review: The Games

To remind you, last year was all about Adrenaline, Evolution and Viral and there were several great games this year, too, though I’m not sure if there are any I liked quite as much as the above.  I also found our group weirdly ill-prepared for some of the group sizes we had, lacking Glory to Rome …

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Every year is different, every year is awesome: GenCon 2018 review

The 1670 crew had another great GenCon in 2018, with 7 of us winning tournaments, running tournaments, demoing games, meeting some of the best known game designers, and generally having a ton of fun in the best 4 days of gaming. If you consider yourself a serious gamer and haven’t been to GenCon, let me …

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Do Complex Games Need a Quick or EZ Mode?

I’ve been working on Cage Match (new site!) for nearly a year now, and the game is great, but one piece of feedback I’ve gotten is that there’s a lot going on.  More than one person suggested that it would be nice if there was an easy or quick mode to the game. The thing is, …

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