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Posts Tagged ‘diplomacy

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 5: #10 – #1

July 7, 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 […]

A Game of Thrones: In the Game of Thrones You Win or You Pay for the Pizza

August 22, 2012

George R.R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” has reached quite a peak of popularity in the last couple years, stemming from the arrival of the HBO television series. For fans of the series like myself, this was great in a number of ways. First, we got to see our favourite book series brought to life […]

Diplomacy: How to Stab Friends and Infuriate People

November 12, 2010

In all forms of art and entertainment, be it film, music, visual art or even board games, there comes along a piece of work which is set high above the rest and stands apart from the usual. Diplomacy is such a piece of work. This gaming masterpiece was released in the late fifties just after […]

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 […]