Tag: Jacob Fryxelius

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)

With the close of the year 2021, I have actually played 422 games since I really started playing boardgames in 2012. Since my “Top 25 Games Played of All Time” series in 2019 was predicated on my having played almost 300 games, I thought… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)”

Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

What happens when one of your favourite games gets a bit of a revamp where it’s faster and also uses some mechanisms from other games that you like? It’s not the same game streamlined, though. It’s an actually different game that uses some of… Continue Reading “Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition”

New To Me – September 2021

Another month and another “New to Me” games post. This is the 50th! It feels so good to finally be playing some new games. I’m trying to play some of the many games I bought during the worst of the pandemic (so this is… Continue Reading “New To Me – September 2021”

New To Me – August 2021

What’s this, out of the wild? Cue Marlin Perkins! Yes, it’s a “New to Me” games post! For the first time in a few months, I’ve actually played some new games, so I get to tell you about them! Yes, it’s been 4 months… Continue Reading “New To Me – August 2021”

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Coming to Kickstarter

(Edit 2/16/21 – And it’s live! Lots of gameplay descriptions too. Check it out) The other shoe has finally dropped! A couple of weeks ago, I did a post about a “Terraforming Mars-esque” game that noted designer Geoff Engelstein teased on Twitter. And now… Continue Reading “Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Coming to Kickstarter”

Top 5 Games Played in 2020

Most years, I get to play at least 100 unique games, based on conventions and my Sunday game days. Sadly, due to COVID, that didn’t happen in 2020. My wife willingly played a bunch of games with me during our lockdown, so the fact… Continue Reading “Top 5 Games Played in 2020”

App Review – Terraforming Mars – Prelude Expansion

Long-time readers of this blog know that I’ve had a kind of love-hate relationship with the app version of one of my favourite games. While Terraforming Mars is still in my Top 10 games played, the digital version had a bumpy ride after its… Continue Reading “App Review – Terraforming Mars – Prelude Expansion”

Prelude Coming to Terraforming Mars on Steam December 8th

Good news for Terraforming Mars fans, at least those in the digital realm! The boardgame app which has been controversial, derided, had the developer shut down, and now is a fairly decent app, may now be getting even better as of December 8. Asmodee… Continue Reading “Prelude Coming to Terraforming Mars on Steam December 8th”

Boardgame Geek Top 100 – Play or Played – #10-1

It’s been almost 4 weeks since the last post in this series looking at the Top 100 Games ranked on Boardgame Geek. I was riding high, feeling all the love the series was creating and posting something almost every week day. And then I… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 100 – Play or Played – #10-1”

Terraforming Mars Big Box Kickstarter is Live!

After much hullabaloo, and a really nice chat with Stronghold Games President Stephen Buonocore, the Terraforming Mars Big Box Kickstarter is now live! And wow, is there some cool-looking stuff in there. First, I’m very glad to see that there is a pledge level… Continue Reading “Terraforming Mars Big Box Kickstarter is Live!”