Author: roman

Is Kickstarter Over-Saturated?

Is Kickstarter over-saturated?  I was going to blog about something else entirely, but this topic has heated up in my mind to where it’s overflowing like a volcanic island. By over-saturated, I mean simply:  Have we reached the point of saturation of games coming out on Kickstarter to where a finite gaming community can’t take …

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Board Game Roundup: Best Worker Placement Games

Worker placement games are some of the most fun types of games I’ve played, and one good thing about it is that it’s a pretty distinct genre, and pretty much any semi-serious gamer knows the meaning of “worker placement”.  I’ve played a lot of them, but certainly not all.  For me, these rise to the …

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Board Game Design Diary: 3 Key Lessons Learned

If I did what was practical, Cage Match would never be a game.  I was working on another game entirely, one that I was sure would go nowhere, when the idea for Cage Match came through, and it’s a good lesson to learn:  If you want to design board games, Always. Be. Designing.  Like Alec …

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Board Game Roundup: Best 5-player games

5 can be an awkward number as many games can only play up to 4, or work best with an even number of players.  But 5 is the perfect number for many great games: Colt Express (2014) First off, Colt Express is a great game.  It’s a fun, quick (under 1 hour) little romp where …

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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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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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