Category: Opinion

Thoughts on Ultimate, Deluxe, & Collector’s Editions

Back in January 2021, there was a blog post on Boardgame Geek about a new complete set of the “Railroads” game coming this year. This would be the classic Russian Railroads, the German Railroads expansion and the American Railroads expansion. I made a note… Continue Reading “Thoughts on Ultimate, Deluxe, & Collector’s Editions”

Friday Night Shots – Are Boardgame Playthroughs Boring? Or Awesome?

It’s Friday and the vodka is flowing yet again. What does that mean? That my liver will be complaining for a while? That is true, but it also means it’s time for another edition of Friday Night Shots! I wasn’t actually sure what I… Continue Reading “Friday Night Shots – Are Boardgame Playthroughs Boring? Or Awesome?”

Friday Night Shots – Score Sheets for Games

Welcome to the first of what could be a series of posts, or might just be a one-shot. Basically, it’s Friday night, I’ve had a couple of drinks, and maybe it’s time to visit a pressing issue in the boardgame industry. Or maybe I… Continue Reading “Friday Night Shots – Score Sheets for Games”

Async App Plays and Recording Boardgame Stats

Longtime readers of this blog know that I am an avid recorder of my boardgame play stats, using the wonderful Boardgame Stats app. I also love playing boardgame apps or boardgames online asynchronously. A few months ago, I got into a little discussion with… Continue Reading “Async App Plays and Recording Boardgame Stats”

Imbalanced Boardgames – What’s Wrong With These People?

Yesterday, in the midst of watching my blog views go to new heights because of a small bit of Terraforming Mars news, I saw this tweet from Robin David on Twitter: Cold blooded! pic.twitter.com/hAZLBeEjfd — Robin David (@robinwriting) May 27, 2020 This tweet highlighted comments… Continue Reading “Imbalanced Boardgames – What’s Wrong With These People?”

Dice Tower West – Positives & Negatives

(Edit 9/24/21) – Apparently they have changed hotels for the 2022 Dice Tower West convention, so almost all the negatives mentioned below may be gone! I’m not familiar with the Rio, so can’t comment on it. Check out the Dice Tower West web site… Continue Reading “Dice Tower West – Positives & Negatives”

Asmodee North America New Parts Replacement Policy

Let’s say you buy a game from somewhere. Anywhere, really. A friendly local game store, or Amazon, or even from a friend. Then you open up the game and…oh my, there’s a piece missing! Or malformed! Or it broke when you tried to punch… Continue Reading “Asmodee North America New Parts Replacement Policy”

AEG Adjusts its Views on Expansions

I saw an interesting post on the Smash Up Facebook group the other day. It was a link to a post on the AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group) blog by CEO John Zinser regarding their policy on expansions in 2020 and beyond. Last year, AEG made… Continue Reading “AEG Adjusts its Views on Expansions”

Friday Night Shots – Negativity in Response to Reviews

Welcome to the first in what may be a series (or at least a semi-series) of Friday night posts that are at least partially inspired by Canadian Club whiskey (that we tend to drink on Friday nights). Tonight’s topic is the idea of negativity… Continue Reading “Friday Night Shots – Negativity in Response to Reviews”

Why I Won’t be Buying Mobile Terraforming Mars

(Edit 8/5/21): Somebody pointed out that this post is on the first page when you Google “Asmodee Terraforming Mars bugs iOS. Woo! I’ve arrived! And I just realized that I haven’t updated the post in a while, so let me do that here. Notifications… Continue Reading “Why I Won’t be Buying Mobile Terraforming Mars”