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Interview with Elli Amir, designer of Worldbreakers: Advent of the Khanate – Turn Order

Worldbreakers: Advent of the Khanate is a new 1-2 player tactical card game by Elli Amir. (You can read our review of the game here.) Adopting recognizable language, syntax, and grammar from popular collectible card games (CCG’s)—most notably Magic:...

Worldbreakers: Advent of the Khanate review – Turn Order

In the universe of skirmish-based card games, Magic: The Gathering (MtG) is the big bang; virtually all other collectible and non-collectible card games (CCG’s) released in the thirty years since have Magic stardust in their DNA. That's because MtG...

Bloc by Bloc: Uprising – Power Word Rebellion – Turn Order

Words have power, but by themselves they are not imbued with ethical, moral, or emotional portent. A word’s potential to do good or harm comes from who wields it, and when, how, or why. Words inspire, incite, can be...

Voyages: A Roll-and-Write Odyssey – Turn Order

"Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.” – Herman...

The Best Remote Boardgames (for the remote-averse) – Turn Order

When I wrote about hitting the remote wall after playing online board games with friends and strangers during Our Pandemic Timeline, I found that I wasn’t alone in my boardgame burnout. When players are not in the same room at...

Remote Boardgaming: We Are All Multiplayer Solitaire – Turn Order

Twenty months into the pandemic timeline it hits me: I suffer from remote board gaming fatigue. I’ve caught my limit. I’m out of spoons. Recently I’ve lost my taste for remote, online board gaming. Online gaming wasn't a new concept...

ROVE – Space Logic – Turn Order

ROVE (designed by Dustin Dobson & Milan Zivkovic for Button Shy Games) is an 18-card, abstract, solo, spatial puzzle game. Based on my tastes and strengths, almost every descriptive word in that previous sentence is makes me itchy and...

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop – Turn Order

Abstract games are regarded as either sacred tomes or four-letter words depending on one's tastes. Or you can go full galaxy brain and say "in a way, if you think about it, isn't every board game abstract?" But that's...

Fantasy Realms: A Touch of Magic (the Gathering) – Turn Order

Ask me if I like Magic the Gathering (MtG) and I'll say, "of course." But ask me if I like playing Magic the Gathering and I'll say: "absolutely not." I like the idea of MtG. I appreciate the game's design,...

A Gentle Rain – Solo Gaming as Self-Care

Solo board games are often the cult films of the gaming hobby (whether The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Room, or Clue). Solo games aren’t big box office because as tables for one they are niche by default, so...

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Genderqueer game show host, writer, & performer in New York City. I host a live interactive game show/game night called Game of [BLANKS] which is a mashup of Quiplash + Mad Libs. I write board game memoir and go long on Twitter with board game discourse. She/they.
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Content We Liked: May 22, 2022

Although it’s a big internet out there, the Warhammer digital universe is pretty small and spread out. In Content We...
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