Four years ago I was inspired to identify the top ten games that my wife and I liked to play together. We've played a lot of games since then, and added a lot of games to our collection. So I thought I'd revisit this question. We found it very difficult to narrow the list down to ten; there are a dozen not listed here that we could easily have included instead.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Friday, October 23, 2015
an old State of Games podcast in which Chris Kirkman, Nat Levan, and the Dice Hate Me crew discussed the potential backlash from Nat's whaling-themed game, New Bedford. The discussion addressed why people might have difficulty with a game based on hunting and killing whales. For my part, I'm very fond of the game, and I think its historical setting and the chit-pull mechanic that models the depletion of the whale population lend the proper respect to the topic. In short, it's not a controversial theme for me.
Friday, September 25, 2015
The proliferation of boardgames on Kickstarter is no secret. In preparing the Dice Tower News Kickstarter report, week in and week out, I find countless boardgames and card games that don't fund. Many fail to fund for understandable reasons - many never coming close - but from time to time a campaign that seems to have everything going for it somehow falls short of the mark, goes unfunded, and has to return to the drawing board. I thought it would be interesting to reflect on a few of those "projects that should have funded" as cautionary tales that remind us that nothing on Kickstarter is a sure thing - and perhaps to begin to understand why.
Friday, September 12, 2014
|Susan McKinley Ross|
Monday, October 14, 2013
|Anna Rutledge and Nathaniel Levan |
demonstrate "New Bedford"