or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wargame… Read More Review: Twilight Struggle
BGG Ranks #60 and 75 – 2/16/2017 Question: What does the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle have in common with a generic cluster of suburban sprawl? a) Both have been featured as the setting for multiple Pixar movies. b) There’s a really popular T.G.I. Friday’s at Neuschwanstein. c) Suburban architecture is heavily inspired by the works of composer Richard… Read More Review: Suburbia AND Castles of Mad King Ludwig!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! My saga to play and review the entire BGG Top 100 is coming along steadily. I’ve already reviewed eight games since the start of the year, and am excited to publish a double-feature review by the end of the week to bring me up to 10. Ten percent of the way done! If… Read More Prepping for the Cold War
BGG Rank #97 – 2/10/2017 This week we’re taking a trip back in the past, to look at what is easily the oldest game in the current BGG Top 100. Go is believed to have been invented by a Chinese emperor (or a member of the royal court) more than 4,000 years ago. But as I’ve noted… Read More Review: Go
This week I’m publishing my review of Go, which is easily the oldest game in the current BGG Top 100. Go is believed to have been invented by a Chinese emperor (or a member of the royal court) more than 4,000 years ago. In anticipation of that review, I’ve reconstructed what the best board game rankings would have… Read More Top Ten Ancient Board Games
BGG Rank #32 – 2/3/2017 7 Wonders deserves a lot of credit for its contribution to board games, as the game that popularized the ‘pick and pass’ card drafting mechanic. In a world where so many games can be described as “a mix of ____ and ____”, I have great respect for games that are… Read More Review: 7 Wonders
In January, I wrote reviews of 6 games out of the BGG Top 100. I also played two other games from the current Top 100 list (those writeups are pending), and two others which I expect to break into the Top 100 by year end. Of all the games I played in January, here are the top 5… Read More January Recap
It’s been one month now since I began my journey to review the top 100 games. So far I’ve posted six reviews of Top 100 games, and a seventh (7 Wonders, fittingly enough) is currently in progress. I’ve updated my BGG ranking tracker list, which hopefully is now slightly more visually appealing and informative. I’ve provided the “New… Read More Rankings Updated! Feb 2017