There has been a long standing argument as to whether racing is a sport, I don’t really have a dog in that fight (or a car in that race?) but I might pose another question. Can racing be a board game? The first game that comes to mind is the 1950s classic, Mille Bornes. A French card game in which players compete to travel 1000 km while dealing with hazards along the way. (more…)
Why is Japan the mecca of giant monster attacks? Is it just the astronomical levels of radiation and nuclear testing?—Godzilla paved the way on that theory. Whether its giant lizards, turtles, moths, or gorillas, I’ve always been fascinated with the monster movie genre and it’s culture. (more…)
Dropping quarters in the arcade machine, those were the days. Remember those classic light gun shooters? Pulled through scene after scene looking for aliens, criminals, zombies, and all forms of bad guy. (more…)
Geek & Sundry have taken on an ambitious event, International #TabletopDay. Go to their website and checkout the details. We will definitely be doing our part to promote this event and get things going in our local gaming communities. (more…)
Carcassonne is a city in southern France known for its unique Roman and Medieval structures. As a fortified town, Carcassonne proves to be a great basis for a city development, tile game. (more…)
Remember the good ol’ days of cellphone gaming? Solitaire and Snake. Forget those, Infinity Blade is the cell gaming lobotomy the industry needed. The game marks a revolution in the limitations of technology and whats expected out of mobile game developers. The iOS platform (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) has given a stage for games like this to shine on. Graphics, mechanics, storyline, and hours of gameplay are all attainable in the mobile environment. If you don’t believe me, download Infinity Blade. (more…)
Its the French Revolution and heads are rolling! As if the work day wasn’t hard enough to get through, try clocking in and out as a guillotine operator. Guillotine is a game in which each player plays the role of an executioner, cutting off heads and collecting notoriety. (more…)
Growing up I’ve had a few sketchy moments on the playground during recess. That stereotypical “gimme your lunch money!” interaction never happened to me (we all had free lunch growing up in the Cleveland Public School system), but I’ve definitely had more than my fair share of scuffles. Lunch Money is a game that simulates that unforgettable experience of a playground brawl. (more…)
Stumbled upon this high quality documentary about the production of Board Games. Worth a watch.
“This documentary shows how a board game makes the leap from an idea to your table. You’ll see every aspect of the manufacturing process: the technology and machines, the many detailed steps, and the hundreds of people that are involved in the production of a single game.”
All right Gamer Nerds, we are all analytically geeky enough to love lists right? Well, here is my top 5 iPhone & iPad apps of 2012. The games that make this list have impressed me on many levels. From gameplay, controls, and themes to graphics, soundtrack, and design. Top 5 Mobile Games of 2012 (more…)
Platforming games have been around for as long as I can remember. Whether its Mario, Sonic, Mega Man or the original Donkey Kong, the genre is timeless. Doodle Jump came to us at a time when the mobile gaming world was turned on its head with the popularity of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. For a long time mobile gaming has been limited to Snake and Solitaire — those days are gone, and Doodle Jump was one of the games that ushered in the new wave of mobile games. (more…)
Its hard to believe the zombie genre has come this far since the days of George Romero. In Plants vs. Zombies HD, flesh hungry ghouls have turned into socially conscious vegetarians, and your house is the salad bar.