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Review: Warlords & Sellswords

Written by on March 12, 2015 in

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Last September I attended the second annual Boston FIG. While there I met the folks at Nasty Dragon Games, an independent board game developer local to New England. Nasty Dragon Games was showing off their game, Warlords & Sellswords, which at the time was just about to wrap up its Kickstarter. Unfortunately, the Kickstarter was… Read More »


Review: Pleasant Dreams

Written by on March 10, 2015 in

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What do you dream about? This fairly innocuous question is asked among friends, partners, and even medical professionals. The dream state is still a mystery for many of us. What induces nightmares? What causes us to snap awake in a cold sweat through fear? How can we avoid these traumatic episodes? How can we enjoy… Read More »


Review: The Counting Kingdom

Written by on January 21, 2015 in , ,

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As a parent I’m always on the lookout for games my children find interesting that offer something beneficial to them (in my eyes). Games like Minecraft, for example, are incredible examples of fun activities that cultivate the creative spirit in all of us. Many parents who let their children play Minecraft report that it has… Read More »


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Thanksgiving TableTop: Breaking Bread and Playing Games

Written by (@nightskyre) on December 1, 2014 in Features

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It’s that time of year again – the time we welcome our friends and family around the table, break bread, and argue about who gets the gravy first. It’s a time to give thanks, and a time to remember that we all have friends and family that we never spend enough time with. As my… Read More »


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GameWright Games: Over/Under, Qwixx, and Sushi Go! Reviews

Written by (@nightskyre) on September 5, 2014 in Reviews

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I have long been a fan of GameWright games. Even before my children were old enough to game I owned a copy of Forbidden Island and would play with my wife and friends. As my children grew to gaming ages (where by “gaming ages” I literally mean two years old) I began to look for… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Untame on Mushroom 11

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 8, 2014 in PAX East 2014

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  Inevitably at PAX East every year I find a game that makes me stop in my tracks, stare at the gameplay, and look for whoever I can find to shake their hand in appreciation for a job well done. This year, Mushroom 11 was that game. Mushroom 11 is a post-apocalyptic puzzle-platformer with unique… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Kevin Teich on Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 7, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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When Puzzle Quest burst onto the scene in 2007 it forever changed the face of match-3 game play. In a genre that was characterized by an ever-growing points total, there didn’t appear to be any room for stories, or enough complexity to transform the casual game type to something more immersive. The introduction of spells,… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Ash Monif on Dragon Fin Soup

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 7, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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On the heels of their incredibly successful KickStarter, Grimm Bros LLC attended PAX East 2014 proudly displaying the banners of their upcoming game, Dragon Fin Soup. We were fortunate enough to sit down with Ash Monif, CEO of Grimm Bros LLC, to talk about Dragon Fin Soup, its origins, and what to expect from the… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Adam Winkels on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 6, 2014 in PAX East 2014

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a couch co-op game I saw at PAX East 2014. As a married gamer, I am overjoyed when I see opportunities for my wife and I to sit side by side and play through a game co-operatively. I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with one of… Read More »


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Bits and Pieces of PAX East: Epic Arena

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 25, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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Travian Games is a company that is already well known in the browser game space, having been working in this particular industry niche for nearly ten years. Bringing their publishing expertise to bear and working with the fresh-faced and excitable talent of small independent developer ShadowMasters, this team has created Epic Arena, a new deck-based… Read More »