Author: Charlie Theel

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…

Come out to Play-ay The Warriors

Listen up, boppers. We have a new cut from that cool crew called Prospero Hall. A slick hit for our friends in the mass market. It only takes a smooth 45, but we gonna play this one all night long. You hear me, babies? All night long. It’s still on. And we’re playing. Now, everybody…