Airscape: The Fall of Gravity

October 13, 2015

Last week I had the pleasure to review Airscape: the Fall of Gravity. When I first started playing the game I didn’t know what to expect. I saw a few screenshots and I thought the game was cute, but that was all about it. Little did I know that I was in for a treat. The experience of seeing the beautifully animated welcome screen for the first time is enhanced…


Kickstarter Interviews: IronOaks Games ‘For The King’

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October 4, 2015

I had the opportunity to interview Gordon Moran, the art director for IronOak Games’s new Kickstarter, For The King. For The King is a turn based RPG based off IronOak’s designer Colby Young’s board game. What inspired you to create this game? For The King was inspired by our game designer Colby Young’s board game, The Black Gate.  It’s an homage to traditional RPGs and we wanted to bring back…


Most Glorious Comrade – A Kickstarter Preview

September 30, 2015

  History is not my strong suit, but I did help write and perform in a puppet show about the life and times of Joseph Stalin for a middle school project. It was a weird marriage of light-hearted fun with devastating facts of one of the most ruthless men of all time. I got a B. I have no idea if I stepped over a line, but I do know…


World’s Fair 1893 – A Kickstarter Preview

September 23, 2015

  The World’s Fair reminds me of huge spectacle and incredible innovation. Iconic landmarks and advances in technology have sprung forth at the Fair through the years, from the Eiffel Tower to the Space Needle. But the 1893 World’s Fair stands out above the rest in a big way: it just became a board game. Just ignore all of these other ones.  World’s Fair 1893 from designer J. Alex Kevern and…


Magic The Gathering: How Legendary Cards Change The Game

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September 22, 2015

As a Magic The Gathering player, there are rules that have been around for a long time. These rules are comforting, providing a kind of structure. At the same time, players are always looking for ways to work around these rules. So, when there’s a major rule change, the world of MTG shakes. A few years ago, that happened. In Magic the Gathering there are stories, and some of the stories…


Bang! The Dice Game: Bang Bang, You’re Dead

September 18, 2015

  One of the first college classes I took centered on the study of Westerns in film. The Searchers, Shane, and High Noon filled up the screen and … I fell asleep during most of them. It wasn’t that those movies are boring; on the contrary, those movies are really great. I was just so tired from PARTYING SO HARD, BRO. Those days are behind me, but now I’ve found…


Duels of the Planeswalkers

September 10, 2015

2 souls, in life known as James the Dark and Eric the Amish but that was before names lost meaning. They speak to each other; speak of violence and war. They speak of souls and worlds unborn. Wordless, a swamp of death spawns from the empty space between them. As if by response, a jagged mountain range grows from the south. Two forms, one black, reeking of burnt flesh and…


Coconuts Duo: Flinging Drupe

September 9, 2015

  As a kid, if I ever got a toy armed with spring-loaded missiles, those missiles would soon be lost in target practice against cups and other action figures. It was so cool to knock something over from a distance, even if it took fifty tries to make it happen. The flying projectile and the clatter of plastic brought lots of joy to what would otherwise be boring afternoons. But…


Fallout Monopoly Announced For November 2015

September 3, 2015

  It’s time to rejoice Fallout fans. Earlier this morning Bethesda announced via their Twitter account that the franchise will be getting its own Monopoly collector’s edition. When #Fallout4 monopolizes family time, you can always bust this out (coming soon!) — Fallout (@Fallout) September 3, 2015 The table-top game will be released in November to coincide with the release of Fallout 4. Currently the Fallout Monopoly Collector’s Edition has been announced…


“The Grand Tournament” Hearthstone’s New Expansion and Our First Impressions

August 24, 2015

Today Hearthstone released a free expansion called the “Grand Tournament” containing a whole new set of cards as well as a card ability called inspire. The Grand Tournament expansion is centered on the heroes as the new card ability called “inspire” is activated through the use of hero powers.  So just how well does this new aspect of Hearthstone play into the existing game? In a game as strategic as…