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Terraforming Mars is the Best Game Ever

I exaggerate. It’s a great game for me an the group I play with but saying it is more than that presumes I know what every other board game player wants in a game and finds in this one. I played with three other people last night. Let’s…

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Playing Well and Still Losing

My daughter could not make it to the game group meeting on Sunday so some of us met on Saturday so she could play. Then the usual Sunday meeting happens but with the same people (less my daughter). A new game arrived and I called Tim and we…

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Computers & Programming, Games

Unity Card Game (Unfair?)

Just to be clear, I am discussing writing a 2D card game based on a board game and I do not have permission to write it or any affiliation with the board game designers or manufacturers. I don’t intend to share or distribute this game to anyone ever….

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Game Night, Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Will and I played 7 Wonders Duel. I won. It was his first time playing it but he picked it up quickly enough (board gamers pick up news games quickly). Then Cameron showed up and we played Terraforming Mars. It’s our game-night go-to game because of the level…

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Board Game Meetup, Sunday March 11, 2018

Tim and I played Terraforming Mars and Antiquity. There was only two of us again (a few long time players seem to have disappeared) but 1-on-1 is a great way to play some of these games. Here’s the play-by-play action from the days game playing: Terraforming Mars I…

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Antiquity

Antiquity is a game by Splotter, a Dutch board game publisher. The game has a bit more depth and breadth than most board games I’ve played. I’ll compare it to some other games in later paragraphs. First, I want to describe the first game of it that I…

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March 7, 2018: Game Night

Tim and I were at the Biltmore as usual. A new player, Eric, showed up early and we headed to the Tahoe Biltmore private dining room (inside the closed-during-the-week Steak House restaurant). We started playing Terraforming Mars, a favorite for me and Tim. After a few generations (rounds),…

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Canals (An Experimental Card Game)

Canals is a card game I invented in my sleep a new nights ago. I awoke slowly from a nonsense card gaming dream to find that one of the “rules” in the dream made sense. Here’s what I cam up with: Two players represent architects who are giving…

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