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The Case for History and Luck

I bought a nice dice tower a few years back. Not trying to flex, but I bought it because one of the most important components of nearly every game I own is a pair of dice. Now, some people don’t...

Strategic European WW2

Strategic, European, and World War II

Strategic European World War II games have a long history of popularity within our hobby. In fact, the fan base is so passionate for these games, that virtually every system has its zealots who have s...

Normandy 44 final thoughts

Normandy ’44 Final Thoughts

I started playing Normandy ’44 back in June and have slowly worked through the turns in what may constitute the slowest solo-play in history. This week I wrapped up the game and, instead of a re...

6 Questions with Designer Sean Chick

Sean Chick, designer of 28 games and expansions according to BoardGameGeek has just released the fourth installment of the Horse & Musket series with Hollandspiele games. Entitled “Tides of ...

6 Questions: Mike Nagel on Captain’s Sea

Mike Nagel’s first design credit through BoardGameGeek comes with the 2005 release of Sun of York: The War of the Roses 1453-1485 released by GMTGames. That same year, Mike released Flying Color...

The Limitations of Wargame Reviews

The limitations of wargame reviews are manifold. For one, tastes vary. For another thing, many wargame reviews get published after a hasty period spent within the confines of the honeymoon period for ...

6 Reasons to Check Out Captain’s Sea

Mike Nagel is back with an age of sail ship duel boardgame called Captain’s Sea. We’re going to run through 6 reasons to check out Captain’s Sea because…why not? The game is cu...

Now Featuring PC Wargaming

I’m Adding Digital Wargaming Content

I’m adding digital wargaming content. There…I said it. While my first wargame was Avalon Hill’s 1988 release Gettysburg 125th Anniversary Edition, I was already a computer gamer. My ...

Previewing Rulebooks

Quick Thoughts on Previewing Rulebooks

Size matters. Lets face it, we all know about the wildly varying lengths rulebooks that accompany this hobby. However, what we don’t always talk about is how well rulebooks use their girth. Seri...

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