Your Game Ratings Suck

Is that new game you bought rated a 7.3 or a 6.97? How much of a difference does a third of a point make anyway? If you think it’s an 8, and like it better than that other game you also rated an 8, shouldn’t you downgrade the inferior one? If there’s a truly fantastic... Continue Reading →


Review: Keep

Keep it secret, Keep it safe... I've acquired a number of games over the years from Small Box Games (SBG), brainchild of one-man-show John Clowdus. I backed his card drafter, Keep, when it was on Kickstarter in 2015, and have played it a bunch in the past year. I'm hit-or-miss on drafting games (usually miss), but... Continue Reading →

Review: Dead Reckoning

...tonight all the dead are here, so bring on your wrecking ball... I was ordering a game from Tiny Battle Publishing, and wanted to throw another item in to save shipping. After some hemming and hawing, I settled on Hermann Luttmann's Dead Reckoning. I didn't know what to expect, but the promise of a diceless,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Battle for Sector 219

Sector 219? I Hardly Know Her 219! I was a Kickstarter backer for Darwin Kastle's The Battle for Sector 219, published by Your Move Games. I've previously played Kastle's The Battle for Hill 218, which is the direct predecessor to this game. They play quite similarly, but with distinct flavors. 219 feels like an updated version... Continue Reading →

Session Report: Ambush!

This is report from the mission "Bloody St. Mick" from the solo WWII wargame "Ambush!" Mission Report: Assault on St. Michaux Road June 1944. They weren’t the best squad I had… they were the only squad I had. If I’d had my druthers, I would have held out for a more experienced team, but there... Continue Reading →

Review: Astra Titanus

It doesn't get happy, it doesn't get sad, it doesn't laugh at your jokes. It Just. Runs. Programs. Astra Titanus is a solo, sci-fi wargame from Chris Taylor and Victory Point Games. It comes in a small Ziploc bag containing 88 thin counters, an unmounted cardstock map and Titan status boards, rules stuff, and a... Continue Reading →

Review: Pergamemnon

A Minotaur in sheep's clothing... Pergamemnon is a strange beast, and like many misunderstood creatures, it gets a bad rap. It was billed as a deckbuilder, which it sort of is, but not really. It's got an unusual turn order mechanism that can rub people the wrong way. And most importantly, it's a harsh game... Continue Reading →

Review: Eindekker

You'll laugh, you'll cry... you'll throw your dice across the room! Eindekker, designed by Bob Flood and published by Minden Games, is a throwback to an older generation of games. On the surface, there are few decisions, tons of dice-chucking, and a lot of time spend referencing tables and charts. It’s old school, but I... Continue Reading →

Review: Lucca Citta

I ordered a copy of Lucca Citta from Coolstuffinc for $4.99, and got a chance to check it out last night. Some posts on here gave it so-so reviews, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the game. The mechanics are pretty basic, and at first it seems as if... Continue Reading →

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