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Blaseball: Wild Cards – Taking Back Sportsball – Turn Order

There are two types of reviews one can write for the Blaseball: Wild Cards tactical card game (released by Wayfinder Games and co-designed by Rain Watt & Michael Fox). One is for those familiar with Blaseball, the free, low-fi, online...

PAX Unplugged 2022 (It’s Kind of a Fun Story) – Turn Order

I was in Penn Station waiting for the Amtrak’s Keystone Service train to take me ninety miles to PAX Unplugged, a three-day board game and tabletop gaming convention which takes place each December. It was easy to spot who...

No Such Thing as a Free Sandwich – Surrealist Sandwich Art – Turn Order

The adage “there's no such thing as a free lunch” emerged in the 1930’s through the regular practice of bars and saloons offering patrons a complimentary lunch with their drink purchases. Customers generally stayed longer and drank more (and...

Dungeons, Dice & Danger: Roll & Write Survival

Once upon a time, board game critic Dan Thurot tweeted and lightly admonished a sliver of the Board Game Discourse thusly: “Are board games Just Math? Sure. In exactly the same way that books are Just Words, movies are...

Berried Treasure – A Sweet and Savory Treat

The folks at Restoration Games are ludo-archaeologists. They recover beloved, out-of-print board games, retcon and restore them (natch), then re-release them for the modern game player’s sensibilities. Some Restoration discoveries are as mythic as the Holy Grail – as in...

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...

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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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Secure the High Value Players: Interviews with the Top Five Players from the Australian Infinity Nationals 2023

Cancon, an Australian gaming convention held in Canberra (Canberra-Convention, Cancon…yeah, I dunno how they come up with these amazing...
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