Yo Joe! – A G.I. Joe Deck-Building Game Review

“G.I. Joe is the codename for American’s daring, highly trained special mission force. Its purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world.” You feel that? Yeah, you’re thinking about Duke laying a Saturday morning beat-down on Destro, or perhaps a fuzzy memory of rolling over Storm Shadow…

It Belongs in a Museum – A Crescent Moon Review

There’s a mystique about Crescent Moon. Some of this is attributable to the Eastern setting, and some to its strategically dense ecosystem. This is an opaque game, one that can be difficult to discern, but it possesses an inviting presence that is deceptive. These are the types of titles I seek, ones I can fall…

Hold on to Your Butts – An Unmatched: Jurassic Park – Dr. Sattler vs T. Rex Review

This is a pretty appealing release. It builds upon the previous Jurassic Park title, InGen vs. Raptors, upping the stakes by including the first large sized Unmatched miniature. In some ways it completes the Jurassic Park setting by filling out the character options and making this property a more robust niche of Unmatched legends. Unfortunately,…

Perishing Slowly in the Ice Age – A Tusk! Review

Gale Force Nine is an interesting company. They produced some of the very best board games of the previous decade, including titles such as Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, and Star Trek: Ascendancy. Then, their all-star design team departed and things changed. I wasn’t overly optimistic that…

We’re All Mad Here – A Wonderland’s War Review

What strikes me about Wonderland’s War is that it’s intensely modern. I say this for several reasons. It’s visually gorgeous and wonderfully tactile. It wraps the game around conflict, but there’s no sense of cruelty or aggression. It checks the box of strong variability with rotational content. It’s also engineered from the souls of others,…

The Multiverse of Miniatures Games – A Marvel HeroClix: Marvel Studios’ What If…? Miniatures Game Review

I’m still chuckling at the absurd length of both the game’s and this article’s title. However, it fits with the way the MCU has slammed together sequels and crossovers with reckless abandon. I’ve written at length of my own personal Marvel cinematic renaissance. Since then, I’ve kept up with most of the ongoing films and…

The Predatory Culture of Crowdfunding

In 1993 Richard Garfield hit it big. He had the ingenious – and parasitical – idea of taking the collectible sports card model and applying it to a game. Magic: The Gathering was the genesis of something culturally significant. It has spawned millions of dollars for Wizards of the Coast, as well as thousands of…