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My Top 50 Board Games – Part 4: #20 – #11

July 6, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]

Carcassonne – Abbey & Mayor: Farms? Where we’re going we don’t need farms.

May 23, 2011

Carcassonne’s plethora of expansions each seem to have their own purpose. Inns & Cathedrals was meant to add more risk into the game while Traders & Builders added more rewards for growing and finishing cities. Princess & Dragon added a destructive element to the game while The Tower provided a more combative experience. The purpose […]

Carcassonne – The Tower: Tensions Rise High

November 20, 2010

Hollywood has a number of franchises which are mainstays of the movie industry and continue to come out with new entries; star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond, etc. This also exists in the world of board games, and no franchise is more dominant than the Carcassonne family of games. Carcassonne seems to come out with […]

Carcassonne – Traders and Builders: Now With More Bacon!

October 17, 2010

Bacon has the ability to make almost anything better; put it on a cheeseburger and its better, wrap it around a filet minion and its better, crumble it up and toss it into a Caesar salad and its better. Likewise, the second Carcassonne expansion Traders and Builders, along with its brand new pig-shaped meeples, makes […]

Carcassonne – Inns and Cathedrals: A Textbook Expansion

October 11, 2010

Lately, the movie industry seems to be swamped with sequels. Sequels have become extremely popular among Hollywood execs and almost any movie has the potential for one. The board gaming equivalent to the movie sequel is the board game expansion. And just as sequels seem to have been the rend this decade, so to have […]

Carcassonne – The Princess and the Dragon: Carcassonne Gets Cutthroat

October 5, 2010

Carcassonne has been around for a decade and is one of the most recognizable Eurogames on the market. People love it for its variability and easy-going interactions. Yes there are blocking strategies employed, but its not quite as focused on aggressive competition as a game like Risk. But throw a deadly, meeple-eating dragon into the […]

Carcassonne: A Piece-by-Piece Masterpiece

July 15, 2010

Some people complain about long set-up times for board games. However, with Carcassonne it could be argued that the entire game consists of setting up the board. Carcassonne presents a neat twist on the idea of a board game, as the board is built one tile at a time with each players’ turn consisting of […]

The Ten Greatest Board Games

November 3, 2009

The Ten Greatest Board Games 10. Trivial Pursuit (1981) In 1981, two Canadian magazine editors decided to design their own game and ended up creating a champion medium for all sorts of useless facts and knowledge. The gameplay is decent enough, simple in concept, but the trivia challenge is what made this game a huge […]