If one can utilize objective criticism for critiquing and/or ranking films and video games (let alone novels), one should be able to do it for board games. The biggest difference between board games and the other stuff just mentioned, is that board games require other human players to play with. That is... if you don't … Continue reading Method for Objectively Determining if a Board Game is Good or Bad
Opinions on board games.
Top 20 Favorite Board Games
aka The Top 20 Greatest Board Games of All Time. It's not like others aren't making board game lists with that title while listing games they enjoy based primarily on subjective reasoning. In typical ball-busting fashion, I'd like to start by stating that 9/10 of those "greatest board games of all time" lists on YouTube … Continue reading Top 20 Favorite Board Games
Super Magic Realm, a fan-made expansion to the 1979 board game
So good Samus would want to play it. This blog post's intended audience is for those who are veterans of the board game Magic Realm, and who have gotten some amount of enjoyment out of it, and are interested in getting something more from it. Everyone else won't really care. Yeah, I know, this is … Continue reading Super Magic Realm, a fan-made expansion to the 1979 board game
Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1992
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV1d79liCMs After undergoing the traditional five-year waiting procedure, Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl officially becomes a US citizen. Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities. US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons. Presidential candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people." Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1992
Narration in Board Games
Well, I've stumbled across something I had forgotten about that discusses an element of board games that many thematic games try to nail down, but often don't succeed without compromising the actual game. Narration. From a response I made in my Gloom of Kilforth review I made on boardgamegeek a long while back. Something I … Continue reading Narration in Board Games
Ideas on creating a board game.
I've dabbled in making board games before. Roughly 3 times or more. 2 of those times were miserable failures. 3rd time was the charm, but not good enough by my standards. Mainly because I want to make something better than a solo playable board game that's a Resident Evil rip-off (I wasn't happy with the … Continue reading Ideas on creating a board game.
Shows and Board Games to be aware of for the early 1990s
I may have missed a detail or two when going through the whole Entertainment Industry Nostalgia series. I may make little corrections here and there when I can. But there's something I have to mention before moving on to the 1992 year. The television shows that premiered prior to the 90s, but still carried over … Continue reading Shows and Board Games to be aware of for the early 1990s
The value of the game and the player
This is an older post of mine that I previously made on BoardGameGeek. Reposting it here on the off-chance my account gets deleted. It could happen. Is it equitable to state that a game would be nothing without the players, just as a player would be nothing without the games? Maybe, in a sense. And … Continue reading The value of the game and the player
The Divine Right of Art
When one thinks of divine right, they may think of the excuse kings and monarchs made for their authority and power. That they have been chosen by God to have these rights as a monarch to rule as they wish. Anyone who questions them questions the will of God. Anyone who defies them defies God … Continue reading The Divine Right of Art
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