Author: Charlie Theel

Brooding Over Claustrophobia 1643

Clatter, clatter. That familiar tune of bones scrapping across wood and revealing the kiss of lady luck. Four warriors. Three convicted felons sentenced to death in the bowels of hell. Not a metaphor but their reality. The fourth is the Redeemer. He wields light and courage and is a beacon for the hellfire to snuff…

The New Doublemint – A Silver & Gold Review

Phil Walker-Harding is an Australian gentleman known for recent games such as Gizmos, Imhotep, and Bärenpark. Besides an Aussie at the helm, another thing these designs have in common is that I’ve never played them. Silver & Gold is also a PWH joint, but this one is special because it’s one I’ve actually played. And it’s one I want to…

Of Simulation and Drudgery – A UBOOT: The Board Game Review

UBOOT is immensely ambitious. It’s a tabletop cooperative real-time simulation of German World War 2 submarine warfare. It’s equally electronic and analog driven, with much of play off-loaded to a sophisticated app and yet other elements framed around using realistic period technology such as protractors and targeting dials. All of this occurs within the context of…