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LCD boardgame

January 4th, 2006 · 1 Comment

LCD boardgames that can detect the position of your counters – well, so much for my grand idea. Having said that, I’m pretty sure that a lot of other people have had the idea of LCD boardgames before.

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Ra!

December 31st, 2005 · 1 Comment

My induction to boardgaming began early in 2004, when I started playing The Settlers of Catan. I’d played plenty of other traditional ‘boardgames’ before that point, such as Monopoly or Risk or the Game of Life, but after Settlers, I quickly realised that these weren’t real boardgames – they were ‘boardgames lite’. They were ‘roll [...]

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2 player games

December 24th, 2005 · No Comments

Games for couples (other than the obvious) – another Ask Metafilter classic about good, non-confrontational two-player boardgames and card games. Most modern boardgames are for about four players…

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Power Play

April 20th, 2004 · No Comments

We had a rather astounding game of The Settlers of Catan tonight. The board setup was basically conventional except for the desert being the centre tile, which I feel stunted the growth of the game quite a bit and also served as a natural barrier. Andrew and I took up positions giving us a lot [...]

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Where’s the Brick?

April 17th, 2004 · No Comments

Almost three months after I bought it, I finally got around to playing the Settlers of Catan with my friends at college this evening. I’ve written about it before and there’s a more detailed description at BoardGameGeek but in brief it’s a very playable four-player strategy building game that features a lot of trading.
The other [...]

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It’s Complicated, It’s Complex!

January 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

(Arrrgghhhh! Safari just crashed on me, right on the verge of finishing a long post, reconstructed below. Let no man give Apple unqualified praise now – they have erred, and they have erred greviously in allowing such a shoddy, slow, pre-beta, crash-prone piece of bug-ridden garbage such as Safari to be released to the general [...]

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