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So … long time no long, rambling post about board games.  You’ve probably noticed that I have kind of a thing about horror-themed games. Which is odd because I’m not a huge fan of horror in real life. I mean … Continue reading

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I was going to say that this post would be a slightly late, vaguely Halloween themed review of two sort of horror-ish board games, the games in question being Eldritch Horror and London Dread.  But a moment of reflection on … Continue reading

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So last week I wrote a long-arse blog post about T.I.M.E. Stories in which I managed to say an awful lot about the game’s context, structure and place within the wider framework of games that exist and are things, but … Continue reading

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Long time, no random post about board games. Which is appropriate in a way because my topic for today will be Space Cowboys’ “narrative decksploration” game T.I.M.E. Stories. A couple of the games I’ve talked about on this blog come … Continue reading

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So it’s been a while. One of the weird things about doing writing type things in the 21st century is that there’s a lot of peripheral stuff that seems to conflict unhelpfully with the actual writing. Which means I haven’t … Continue reading

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So I took a temporary break from my posts about board games to talk about other stuff. But I’m sorry to say, I’m back. And I’m still talking about board games. Most of the games I’ve talked about recently have … Continue reading

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So, last week I wrote about Antoine Bauza’s flawed but beautiful board game, Takenoko, a game which (I’m not sure if I mentioned this) contains an adorable panda. Something I definitely mentioned is Monsieur Bauza’s slightly peculiar tendency to set … Continue reading

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So today’s post is going to be about a panda because pandas are cute. The game to which this panda-related post is appended is called Takenoko and it’s by a guy named Antoine Bauza. Now, for what it’s worth, Antoine … Continue reading

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This week’s, slightly belated, blog post about board games (yes, I’m still doing this, sorry) is going to be a bit different from the other instalments in that’s a review of, or I suppose set of rambling and incoherent thoughts … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Today I’m going to be talking about two games that use essentially the same mechanic and I mostly want to use them as examples of quite how diverse board gaming can be. The … Continue reading

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