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City of Mist Uses Familiar Characters to Tell Its Own Story

There’s a tabletop game for every genre, for nearly any kind of story, but I’ve rarely found any that introduce story elements that feel original to the system and setting itself. Enter “City of Mist.” My group found this in...

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...

You’ve got Holiday Cash, We’ve Got 3 New Board Games to Check Out

Ah the holidays. Friends, fellowship, families gathering around the table for food and fun. I hope that everyone had the bonanza of their wildest dreams. I know, however, that many folks head into the New Year with a gift...

Gaming with Houseguests – Turn Order

I have a gaming family and I have gaming friends and even participate in a gaming group every now and again. But certain times of year I end up with a houseful of people who, while not game-haters, don’t...

Travel Friendly Games for the Holiday Season – Turn Order

It’s that time of year again! Family gatherings, airports, lots of food, and lots of awkward conversation when all the catching up and family gossip is done. So what do you do with your time outside of football games,...

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...

Ave, True to Caesar: A Turn Order Review of Caesar’s Empire

Ancient Rome is one of my favorite periods of history, and is a surefire way to make me interested in any product you’re producing. I actually own more games set in ancient Rome than I do any other setting,...

Gaming In the Dark…With Kids! A Shadows in the Forest Review

Playing tabletop games in the dark is usually pretty difficult. It's one of the sacrifices we make for the joy of analog gaming. However, thanks to the inclusion of a tiny little lantern, Shadows in the Dark uses light as...

How to Host a Halloween RPG Session

Halloween is the one time of year where you can be a total nerd in public and nobody is allowed to say anything- or whatever they said in Mean Girls. Whether you play regularly or have a hard time organizing...