Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

After being fired from World Championship Wrestling following a contract dispute, Ric Flair makes his World Wrestling Federation debut on Prime Time Wrestling with the "Big Gold Belt". The 20th Anniversary week of The Price Is Right is celebrated. US and USSR (hah!) officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress. Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1991

Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I used to own this other board game titled King of Tokyo, a game that abstracted kaiju fights by having monsters that were rip-offs of Godzilla and King Kong, the energizer bunny, among others (some of which, to their credit, were original). We all knew we were to imagine that these … Continue reading Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

So I originally had this as a blog post on boardgamegeek.com.  I suspected it would be too hot for it to handle.  Sure enough, before the day was over: "Your blog has been deleted due to multiple severe violations of site rules, including defending sexism and objectification, dismissiveness to concerns about inclusiveness, personal attacks, and … Continue reading What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

Lords of Hellas review

Rated: 5 / 5 I backed this game on kickstarter, and I believe I can say this could turn out to be my favorite kickstarter backed game next to The Lord of the Ice Garden (which also originates from Poland, along with the novel series which that game is based off of, which currently doesn't … Continue reading Lords of Hellas review

Gloom of Kilforth review

Image by Tristan Hall Rated: 3/5 Introduction So after bitching about the censorship of the artwork on one of the cards, and later apologizing for it since it ended up not being censorship at all, finally got a hold of the game and played it, solo. So small controversy aside, how is this "roughly 10 … Continue reading Gloom of Kilforth review

Barbarossa review

Rated: 3/5 Introduction (ie addressing some criticisms of the game) So there are 2 versions of this game. One is the version which has anime chicks in scantily clad outfits doing some implied and ridiculous sexual gesture. The other version is a more historical version with black and white WWII photos. Regarding the latter, where's … Continue reading Barbarossa review

Revisiting the Sensitive Censorship Issue in Board Gaming.

Some of you may remember in an earlier blog post how I was outraged at the alteration of card art for a game I backed on kickstarter.                     Outraged because I was under the impression that the art was changed due to Tristan Hall (the creator … Continue reading Revisiting the Sensitive Censorship Issue in Board Gaming.

Censorship!? Sensitivity!? A rant against both in Gloom of Kilforth

Update This has been revisited and addressed in the following article: Revisiting the Sensitive Censorship Issue in Board Gaming. I have a bit of apologizing to do. Introduction So, background.  Gloom of Kilforth is a fantasy sword & sorcery setting board game designed by Tristan Hall, a project that was successfully funded on September 27, … Continue reading Censorship!? Sensitivity!? A rant against both in Gloom of Kilforth

Risk Classic Board Game Review

Preface Image from http://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/8384/what-exactly-do-objective-and-subjective-mean-in-contemporary-philosophy Objective (adj.): not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased -- Dictionary.com Game (noun): 1.) a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck. -- Google.com 2.) a competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on … Continue reading Risk Classic Board Game Review