Once upon a time, I was in love with Terra Mystica. I still might be. It’s hard to say since I haven’t played it in over a year. Regardless, the origins of my infatuation are tied to the game’s seven action choices. To me, the game felt like a puzzle or some kind of clockwork mechanism […]
In this edition of Cardboard Addiction, we examine the classic stock market/real estate sim Acquire.
by Sam Desatoff It’s a new year, and with it comes a wave of new games. Because being an adult is a massive crock of shit, it is nearly impossible to play all the new releases seeking to ravage your wallet in 2016. But it is possible to guide your gaming year. By managing my […]
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 […]
by Sam Desatoff Deciding which game to buy is one of the most agonizing decisions we as grown adults can make. I mean, do you go for another worker placement game, or should you branch out into the exhilarating world of economic engines? This choice sits atop the list of agonizing decisions we are forced […]
By Sam Desatoff Halloween is this Friday, and, unlike me, you’ve probably been invited to some kind of social gathering. Gathering everyone around for a zombie flick or silently listening to the Monster Mash on loop for hours is all well and good, but if you’re looking for a fun way to get everyone chatting […]
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; […]