A new twist for Lords of Waterdeep

As you know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, my wife and I have played Lords of Waterdeep A LOT. Hundreds of games, not to mention the thousand or so I’ve played on my iPad. We’ve already added quite a few house rules, but recently we took it a step further, adding a whole new wrinkle that will hopefully add some more longevity to the game.

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Public Knowledge in games

I thought I’d take a quick look at a fairly new concept in games, public knowledge. Well the concept isn’t new, but the term is and it’s something that’s talked about and thought about a lot more. What even is public knowledge in games and why is it important? Read on to find out!

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The Hare and the Tortoise

Did you hear the Tortoise and the Hare had a rematch? And that the Wolf, the Lamb, and the Fox joined them in their race? Well they did and now you can recreate that race and determine the winner by playing the board game version of it.

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Star Realms strategy – red (Machine Cult faction)

Howdy, how are things? We’re back with another installation in the Star Realms series, this time looking at the Machine Cult faction, AKA the reds. One of the mid-tier colors (along with yellow), it’s very viable and probably the color I play the most, due to it having one of my favorite abilities in deckbuilding games.

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Star Realms strategy – blue (Trade Federation faction)

Hi! It’s been quite a while since I posted. We bought a house in April and it’s been a very busy summer so I’ve been slacking on the blog. We’re going to get back into it by looking at Star Realms some more, a game I talked about in the last couple posts. This time we’re going to look at the Trade Federation, or the blues as I call them.

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Star Realms strategy – green (Blob faction)

In the last post I talked about the differences in power between the various colors/factions of Star Realms. Now I’d like to go into a little more depth with the colors, starting with the big daddy, green.

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Star Realms strategy discussion

Real life has put a serious dent in my time lately, but I’m back with a look at a game I’ve been playing a lot whenever I get a chance. I reviewed Star Realms in an earlier post, and now that I’ve had a chance to play it some more (especially since I purchased the app and have played the computer a zillion times) I’d like to delve into it a little more and talk about a little strategy and the different factions (colors) in the game.

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Set Cubed

Set Cubed is a board game version of Set, which is a card game where you try to find cards that make sets before your opponent does. What exactly is a set? How is the board game different than the card game? Read on to find out!

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The Fox in the Forest

The Fox in the Forest is a card game that tries to be something that’s always been very elusive: a good, interesting 2-player trick-taking game. If you’ve played and enjoyed trick-taking games like pinochle, spades, hearts, bridge, etc., you know that 2-player versions of those types of games are rarely any fun. They present a specific set of problems that TFITF sets out to overcome.

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App versions of board games

With board games and smart phones being two of the most popular diversions around nowadays, it’s inevitable the two will meet. I thought I’d look at a few of the app versions of of board games I’ve played. I won’t talk too much about the game itself; I want to focus on how good the app adaption (appaption?) is.

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