Author: roman

Board game roundup: Games with high do-something ability

I write about this concept a lot, and want to spell it out with examples of the games that do it best.  There are many different ways to achieve it, here we go: Building Agricola The Uwe Rosenberg worker placement game is sort of my classic do-something game.  Even if you don’t win, who doesn’t …

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Terraforming Mars Championship at GenCon Aug 2-4

If you’re going to GenCon this year from Aug 2-5, there’s still time to get in on the Terraforming Mars Championship, officially sanctioned by Stronghold Games! Sign up now! If you’re thinking of going to GenCon, it’s not too late to get tickets. Get a badge! Join the wait list at hotels — things typically will …

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Battle of the Underground: Caverna Cave vs. Cave review

I covered the best 2-player board games a while back, and tweeted it out.  Mountaintop Games in Madison, WI (@mtntopgames) replied with “Caverna: Cave vs. Cave!” and I finally got a chance to give this one a try.  Now that I’ve played it, I can review it, and it belongs right in there with all the …

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Solo: A Star Wars story and Epic Duels

You might have heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie out in theaters.  Every new film has brought us new characters worthy of representation in Epic Duels, and this one is no exception. WARNING:  Light spoilers ahead. I’m not giving too much away when I say that not all of the characters are who …

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And all the hotness: Gloomhaven Review

While members of our group have been dabbling in Gloomhaven for a while now, we finally took on all the hotness from Boardgamegeek as a group to see for ourselves.  It may not quite have been up to such hype, but it delivered as a game and is probably the best fantasy adventure board game …

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Rob’s new games: Rob Daviau Interview Part 4 of 5

After seeing a recent surge of interest in Epic Duels here and on the Wiki, I contacted Rob Daviau , the original creator of Star Wars Epic Duels, and requested an interview.  He agreed, and we met in person at the NYC Toy Fair in February.  This is the fourth part of our 10-minute conversation. Roman:  There was going to be a …

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Just a Difference of 12 Cards: Rob Daviau Interview Part 3 of 5

After seeing a recent surge of interest in Epic Duels here and on the Wiki, I contacted Rob Daviau , the original creator of Star Wars Epic Duels, and requested an interview.  He agreed, and we met in person at the NYC Toy Fair in February.  This is the third part of our 10-minute conversation: Rob (continuing):  That was a fun time.  …

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What’s in a Duel? Rob Daviau Interview Part 2 of 5

After seeing a recent surge of interest in Epic Duels here and on the Wiki, I contacted Rob Daviau , the original creator of Star Wars Epic Duels, and requested an interview.  He agreed, and we met in person at the NYC Toy Fair in February.  This is the second part of our 10-minute conversation: Roman:  I feel like that [Yoda] deck, …

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