Tag: merchants & marauders

A Vast Space-y Feeling

This old blog post gets at what I was looking for in a space game, and explicitly why current space games like Xia and Firefly the Game fall short.  I was looking for a mix of those 2 games along with Merchants & Marauders, the best pirate board game I’ve played so far.  But, as I …

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Good to great: Do you think about UI in your board game design?

“I think the tables are easy to read, for the most part,” states D in this review of Cage Match! by Board Crazy Games. “And, the results on these tables make a lot of sense to me as well,” adds Will.  “Because of these charts,” he adds a bit later, “This game could have easily been, …

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Board game roundup: Games with high do-something ability

I write about this concept a lot, and want to spell it out with examples of the games that do it best.  There are many different ways to achieve it, here we go: Building Agricola The Uwe Rosenberg worker placement game is sort of my classic do-something game.  Even if you don’t win, who doesn’t …

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