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Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘war games


September 2, 2017

Sometimes you just need to beat up on your friends. In board games form I mean. Sometimes you just want to set the strategy engines and efficient gameplay aside for a moment and just attack, attack, attack! And this is why we have games like Kemet. Kemet, set in a mythological Egyptian setting, takes the […]

Memoir ’44: History in a Box

December 31, 2011

To honour the 60th anniversary of D-Day in 2004, Days of Wonder released a game called Memoir ’44. The purpose was to give players a sense of the history behind the battles in France at that time while also being accessible to anyone who wanted to play. Mission accomplished. Memoir ’44 as a wargame manages […]

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 […]