If you’re anything like me you spend a lot of your time being right about a great many things. Furthermore, if you’re anything like me, you’ll find that trying to improve the lives of others by gently correcting thought-patterns and behaviour is not only rather burdensome, but often goes unappreciated. Some even react negatively to being helped in this way.
A lot of people want to either get into more serious boardgames or get someone else into more serious boardgames. More serious being beyond Monopoly, Scrabble, Apples To Apples and similar ‘gateway games’. There are a few games that are always suggested as entry level games into modern boardgames. Let’s get those out of the way.
Dr. Frankenstein has got it right. He has found the secret to combine body parts successfully and create life. The Creature is born. The Creature becomes the Creature and despises his creator. His creator becomes immortal. He also becomes the king of Promethea. Oh, and he screws things up. Very, very badly, so the country is kind of a Yemen + North Korea type of regime where you can get chopped to pieces and reassembled for no reason. And it is pretty hopeless.
Press release by Iain Lowson Dragonmeet 2011 has been and gone, and many were the revelations! During the event, held once again at the Kensington Town Hall in London, various Dark Harvest – related shenanigans occurred. A new product was being playtested for the first time outside of the developer’s inner circle and, at the […]
The more I play games, the more I realize how much small game companies are overlooked. The mainstream gaming press tends to gravitate toward the behemoths of the industry; the ones with infinite reviewers to send games to, virtually unlimited marketing resources, the ones who have $50,000 booths at game fairs. That’s fine and dandy, but there’s more than that around. Some of the best games are the overlooked gems that you’ve never heard of, or simply didn’t know enough about to pick up a copy.