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MattDPMattDP   July 10, 2017   1197  
Dungeon crawling is the most overworked, over-produced genre in all board gaming. Even more so than impressive Renaissance nobles. It was a surprise, then, to find one mentioned over and over when I cast about for the most innovative games around. What could Vast: The Crystal Caverns possibly do to revitalise the most moribund group of games at all? The answer came as quite a shock, because it's not only new for dungeon games but for board games in general. Vast essentially makes each player play by a different...
Trash Culture
engineer Alengineer Al   July 05, 2017   1059  
Stanislaw Lem made me fall in love.
Five Second Reviews
Black BarneyBlack Barney   July 04, 2017   360  
As average as average gets. My 6-yr old, Emily, really liked it and wants to see it again. So the movie is a success on that front, but I'll let her grandmother take her the second time, I don't think I want to go through that again. This is my first foray into the Cars franchise (probably because i have no boys), so maybe I would have warmed up to the movie had I been previously exposed to these characters before. I don't think it would make that much of a difference. So...
Gary SaxGary Sax   July 03, 2017   944  
Ages ago I had a article series where I took games in my collection and thought about them via the one mechanic I think defines them.  Today I’m going back to that with Comanchería from GMT Games.
Boardgame Reviews
MattDPMattDP   June 26, 2017   1170  
One of the most famous magic items in Dungeons and Dragons is the bag of holding. On the outside, a small cloth bag. On the inside, a pocket dimension capable of storing huge amounts of stuff. Pax Renaissance is the closest real-world equivalent that we have. On the outside, a small box, no bigger than a couple of packs of playing cards. On the inside, one of the densest, biggest games we've seen this decade. Your first clue comes from the rulebook, which is uncommonly thick for such a small box and printed in tiny font....
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