The lights hum overhead as they flicker to life, illuminating a sea of grey and blue plastic. Rows of mid-90s Macintosh computers sit upon long tables, quietly promising an hour of uninterrupted game time. Thursdays in grade school mean a class trip to the computer lab, a cherished pastime for young kids such as myself […]
I recently discovered a new favorite board game.
In this edition of Cardboard Addiction, we examine the classic stock market/real estate sim Acquire.
By Sam Desatoff If you’re like me, and I’m so sorry if you are, you’re tired of that little naked monkey darting about your house. It wouldn’t be so bad, except she’s not wearing any clothes. The late night screeching you can handle, and the inordinate amount of airborne feces is tolerable, but damned if […]
Pocket Trains By Sam Desatoff Portability in board games is a strong selling point for me. Games like Jaipur, Sushi Go!, and Star Realms have been finding more play lately thanks to their size. They take up minimal table space, making them ideal for play at parties, restaurants, parties at restaurants, a doll’s table, the […]
By Sam Desatoff The other night, my friends and I were sitting around the dining room table. We were chatting it up, drinking beer, and lamenting the fact that one of us was not a giant world-eating snake. Suddenly, Matt dropped from his chair and began wriggling uncontrollably. At first we paid no attention because […]
By Sam Desatoff The board game world is ripe with games centered on the European Renaissance. From Fresco to Amerigo and dozens more, for one reason or another game designers have a massive love affair with this particular period in time. I’m not sure what exactly about the Renaissance lends itself well to board games; […]