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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Contest: Follow me to the Robot!

So, the move is now official to Giant Fire Breathing Robot.  You can see all my posts here.  We'll be giving away a copy of Forbidden Island to one lucky follower.  Here's how to win...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Moving Day Contest


So, as you may have noticed, I've also been posting over at the Giant Fire Breathing Robot (all my posts here).  Starting next week, I plan to post exclusively with their site.  GFBR also has great info on movies, comics, video games, and anime (though I'll be sticking to board games in my posts). 

I'll be keeping my daily post scheudle, you'll just see me on GFBR instead.  But that doesn't mean I'm abandoning my loyal followers.  Nay!  Instead, GFBR is sponsoring a contest to encouorage you to follow me over.  I know that a new blog can be scary and differnet, but a free game might just be the way to do it. 

Full details will appear on this site, as it's last post before indefinite suspension, on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.  It'll describe the game to be won (I'm thinking Forbidden Island.  Any suggestions?), the way to win it (which include a follow to GFBR), and any necessary contest rules. 

I tried to get my wife to enter and conveniently "win" it for me, but she informed me that she had both honesty and integrity.  Oh, now I find out.  After the wedding.  I see how it is... (don't worry, family will be ineligible pursuant to contest rules). 

See you on Tuesday for full contest rules!

Review: Lost Cities - Not all its cracked up to be


As I've mentioned before, I have a special place in my heart for two player games.  When you're looking for a way to pass the time with a single friend they are great.  Perfect for spouses, too.  And they don't eliminate conversation like watching a movie or TV can.  However, not every two player game is sunshine and rainbows.

Lost Cities has a high reputation - and I really tried to like it.  But after numerous plays, it just falls flat for me.  Repeatedly.  What seems like it should be an interesting engagement involving bluffing, luck, and just the right amount of daring, turns into two player solitaire and a math quiz.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Variant: The Over-Rated Game


Last week, we talked about underrated games.  This week, I thought we'd hit the flip-side of the coin.  Occasionally, I'll hear great things about a game.  I'll check out reviews and everyone seems to love it.  I might even hear from real people, whose opinon I trust, that the game is great.  Based on the strength of this information, how can I lose?  I go, I buy the game, and it just falls flat.