Amiibos Big and Small

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February 8, 2016

Dear readers, I, like a few of you, collect Amiibos. They’re DLC that don’t feel like a complete ripoff, are well made, and have taken over my home. Storage has become my latest puzzle, but I didn’t have all the pieces before making a decision on a system. I couldn’t find any reliable information on the size of the toys themselves. The base is standard, sure, and Bowser is the…

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Kickstarter Review – Nightmare Forest: Dead Run

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February 5, 2016

From the moment I got a review copy of Nightmare Forest: Dead Run in the mail, I was impressed. While it wasn’t the final copy, the cards in the game were printed professionally, the custom dice and counters looked amazing, and the manual was well-printed. I didn’t stop being impressed for the whole time I played it. I’m a big fan of “medium-light” board games, with games like guillatine and…

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RNDMMeow’s Best of 2015

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January 16, 2016

Hello dear readers!  I’m late to the party, but I’m almost always late for everything anyway.  Woo, me.  I’m doing my top 5 games from 2015!  Since this is my list, these are my rules: The game came out in 2015 and I loved it Or An iteration or expansion came out in 2015 and I still love it. If I didn’t have that second rule, I wouldn’t really have…

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Kickstarter Interviews: Juul Arthur Ribe Rudihagen of Magination

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December 15, 2015

Here at GFTN, we like to interview Kickstarter creators about their game and their game design process. I had the opportunity to interview Juul Arthur Ribe Rudihagen, CTO of Magination, a new game being funded on Kickstarter. What inspired you to create this game? The idea behind Magination started three years ago with Tobias playing with some coin magnets he got from an online store. Fascinated by the way they…

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Kickstarter Interviews: Daniel Solis of Kodama: The Tree Spirits

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November 9, 2015

Here at GFTN, we like to interview Kickstarter creators about their game and their game design process. I had the opportunity to interview Daniel Solis, game designer for Kodama: The Tree Spirits, a beautiful card game on Kickstarter. What inspired you to create this game?  I love using cards in new ways that you don’t normally see in card games. I was inspired by James Ernest’s Agora and Hisashi Hayashi’s…

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Behind The Streams

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November 2, 2015

Are you a streamer with a story? Want to share your experiences and what got you into streaming? Or do you have something that you believe sets you apart from other streamers? If you answered yes to any of these, then I am looking to interview you! My new series “Behind the Streams” is about sharing the stories and experiences of streamers. It is easy to see someone for the…

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Kickstarter Interviews: Anthony Rotondo – The Forgettable Dungeon

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October 26, 2015

Periodically, we like to interview Kickstarter creators about their game and their game design process. I had the opportunity to interview Anthony Rotondo, creator of The Forgettable Dungeon, an action-rpg/co-op rogue-like. What inspired you to create this game? The original Rogue! The game actually started out as a faithful recreation of the Rogue but with online multiplayer, this as you can imagine was quite complex and hard to balance. If…

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The Game: Hard Bean, Soft Bean

October 21, 2015

Something has infected my family. It has taken over their lives and is the focus of their waking hours. It came from overseas, but it will soon be found in great numbers across North America. It has dragged innocent victims into twisted torture that silences their vocal chords, but also causes them to shout in agony moments later. What is this new evil? It’s called The Game and my family…

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Yoshi’s WW Pictures!

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October 16, 2015

Hello, dear readers!  Yoshi’s Woolly World came out today for the Wii U!  I hope you all got a chance to buy the latest amiibos, Yarn Yoshi in the flavors of melon, strawberry, and blueberry (please don’t lick your Yoshi and expect actual, non-yarn flavor).  Instead of gushing about how absolutely adorable this game is and the toys that tie into it, I decided to take some unboxing images of the…

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Piña Pirata-The Quest for the Golden Pineapple

October 14, 2015

Rawrrr! Avast, ye landlubber…..I can’t do this. I can’t write an entire review of Piña Pirata in the voice of a pirate ship captain who also happens to be an anthropomorphic tiger. You knew what I was doing, right? I thought I made it painfully obvious. Piña Pirata starts out so simply that while reading the rulebook, I was looking to see if I had missed anything important. Play a…

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