• Reaction, Card Game for Chemistry Geeks

    Reaction is a card game from The Idea Corps whose copy speaks for itself: Players take turns drawing cards until they can create molecules from the element cards in hand. When a player can build a...

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  • Board Game Pimping Roundup

    The Deccan Herald pimps board games, all mainstream. ( source ) The Las Vegas Review Journal pimps Mike Patterson, a teacher who uses a lot of board games, who mentions that some of his favorites come...

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  • iPad Review (part 2)

    After completing the first part of my review I realized I ought to at least provide a basic review of the day-to-day functions of the iPad before talking about RPG uses specifically. Thus, I’ve pushed that...

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  • Purple Parlay—The Cost of Things

    Games are getting expensive ! To be fair, a lot of games are rising in quality too. We’re seeing a lot more plastic pieces, and more of them too. We’re seeing better boards, nicer cards, and...

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  • Part 2 of NERD FIGHT! The Rifts Trademark Battle

    Welcome back, one and all. Just a brief recap, for anyone with a short memory or who happened to miss Part 1 of this discussion . In the ongoing legal battle between Palladium Book (publisher of...

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  • Weekly Game Criminal Roundup

    Chicago, IL: One woman shoots and kills another woman over a card game. ( source ) Also, one man shot to death at a dice game. ( source ) Towanda, PA: Two inmates get into a...

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  • The Critical Threshold: A brief debate on the Merits of Extreme Results

    This is not the post that I expected to make this week. I simply ran out of time and could not finish either the article I had intended to post this week or...

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  • NERD FIGHT! The Highlights Of Palladium Vs Trion

    In some ways, when you step back and look at the Palladium Books and Trion Worlds battle over the right to name a game "Rift," it's a little silly. It's a game, after all. Does it...

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  • Heroes of Graxia, YA Deck-Building Game

    Daniel Kroegel and Garry Cox’s Heroes of Graxia , from new-to-the-world-of-analog-games Petroglyph Games, is another deck-building game in the spirit of Dominion and Thunderstone. Heroes is set in the same world as their board game Guardians...

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  • Nintendo’s New Cards

    If you read my post on  Hanafuda Cards , you’ll know that Nintendo actually got their start in gaming by mass producing Hanafuda decks. Now Nintendo is printing some new cards. Standard poker decks with 8-bit,...

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