Timing the Tableau

I love tableau building games. I find the idea of growing my own little creation from next to nothing to a sprawling interstellar empire, a city, or a whole civilization absolutely irresistible. This love is probably why I suffer through hardships I would otherwise find insufferable.

The Rituals

Last week Andrei wrote about his first ever Dungeons & Dragons game, and about how board games and role playing games are not direct competitors. The story of his first role playing adventure reminded me of the times when I used to play RPG on a more regular basis – and of something that is… Read More The Rituals

Dungeons & Dragons or why board games and RPGs are not in direct competition

My friends and pretty much all the people who know me are aware – and sometimes make fun – of the fact that I am the “mechanics guy”. I care a lot more about how the game plays and about the interactions between game pieces than about the theme of the game. I would often… Read More Dungeons & Dragons or why board games and RPGs are not in direct competition