Category Archives: Game reviews

Fear and loathing at the DC Grand Prix

(Here’s the post I wrote earlier this week explaining the basics of Magic. The following post is the story of my trip to the Washington D.C. Grand Prix on June 29, attended by 1,400 competitors and promising up to $4,000 … Continue reading

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What You All Ought to Know About Magic: the Gathering

Friends… subscribers… confused people who found this post after Googling “flabbergasting” out to the fourth page… we are about to embark on a bold journey into the nation’s capitol… into that marble landscape which rose up so intrepidly from the … Continue reading

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The Sims 4 to be released this fall

Fourteen years ago, a generation, unlike any other on earth, was born. They laughed, cried, built careers, cheated in relationships, set fire to their stoves (several times), and died from electrocution. How exactly do we know all this? Because we … Continue reading

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Three Giant Culture Phenomenons That Must Have Looked Pretty Familiar When They First Came Out

There’s nothing new under the stars – our culture is so completely incestuous that we, as Americans and as humans, have almost come to expect it – to the point that the use of “stars” instead of “sun” in the … Continue reading

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The Dice Are Your Enemy, Part III: Defeat, and Other Shenanigans

Through fluke, great luck, and a conservative board strategy I was judged 15th greatest TITAN player in the world this year at the World Board Game Championships, and thus became eligible for the first heat. It’s single elimination, so when … Continue reading

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The Dice Are Your Enemy, Part II: Wins and More Wins

Interesting observation: In the fantasy wargame bloodbath that is TITAN, there are no Ogres or Centaurs or Gargoyles. There are Ogs (pronounced “Oags”), Cents and Gargs. Gorgons are Gorgs. Behemoths are Bemurs or Beehees. Cyclopes are Cycs. Nobody has time for … Continue reading

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The Dice Are Your Enemy, Part I: A Mere Amateur

Some all-purpose advice from Nuffle, the god of luck, on any board game you might play: Your worst enemy is the dice. Avoid dice at all costs, because with dice there comes a chance of failure. My associate and I … Continue reading

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Gamer review on“LittleBigPlanet 2”

Teen takeover writer Jay Yeaple reviews the game “LittleBigPlanet 2.”

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“We Didn’t Playtest This at All”: game review

A review of the game “We Didn’t Playtest This At All.”

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‘Angry Birds’ pigs hunt for treasure in ‘Bad Piggies’

Teen Takeover staff writer Usha Baublitz reviews the game “Bad Piggies.’

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