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Posts Tagged ‘classic games

Cosmic Encounter: Intergalactic Excellence

August 27, 2011

Some games are great because they have interesting and airtight mechanics. Some games are great because their components and artwork is top notch. But the best games are the ones which can provide a great social experience. These are the games which are remembered by the longest, the ones which provide the most fun, produce […]

Scotland Yard: The Thrill of the Chase

April 30, 2011

Board games are great, though sometimes they can all start to feel the same. There are some games, however, which can rise above this and give a unique texture to your gaming experience. Scotland Yard is such a game. Scotland Yard adds the element of a tense, thrilling chase to your gaming group,. Even though […]

Backgammon: Famous Yet Unknown

January 9, 2011

It’s hard for me not to relate Backgammon to chess. After all, both are games which exist in the public domain, both have been around for centuries, and both are included among the most fundamental and historic of all board games. However despite backgammon’s fame and notoriety, I feel like very few people are actually […]

Battleship: Going Off the Grid

December 4, 2010

Battleship is a classic game which some people consider a hit while many other think of it as a miss. Many critics of Battleship argue that the game is pointless, since its really just a pen and pencil game. They argue that the grid system which is the basis of the game’s makeup could be […]

Acquire: The Forgotten Classic

November 13, 2010

There are many classic boards which are beloved in the memories of almost all who played them in the past; games which are passed down from generation to generation and whose names live in the lexicon of popular culture. Most of these games were released decades ago and have only grown in stature since then […]