Category: Ken St. Andre

Some of my Favorite Games

I’ve been a bad blogger. I haven’t written anything for this blog since January 15, and here it the last day of March. My sponsor, GMS Magazine, tried to jog me into action a month ago, and it almost worked, but I got busy or lazy or both. It isn’t hard for me to get lazy–I was born that way. And I was working like crazy on Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls in January and February. I’m still working like crazy on that game, but I could have found time to say something about other games I’ve played or liked.

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Comparing Card Games

I proudly admit to being a Gamer Geek. I play all kinds of games: FRPs, board games, card games, word games, puzzles, and various computer-based entertainments. Today I am going to talk about collectible card games, and especially about Shadowfist, the game of Hong Kong action movies.

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Dixit, He said!

Well, he had me at the word “game”. Of course I stayed and tried out Dixit. We had 5 players, and the game can handle up to 12. Five is a good number for a board game, there’s some variety in the players, but not so many that things get confusing.

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House Rules for Games

Are you one who believes in playing the game the way the rules tell you to play it every time, or . . . are you willing to mess with the written rules to get a game that is more fun with just a few tweaks and changes? You know what kind of guy I am. If I were always willing to go along with the original rules, Tunnels and Trolls would never have been created.

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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