Wednesday, January 29, 2014
There's something satisfactory in solving a mystery by yourself. It's a challenge that, once you complete it, makes you feel much better at your observation skills. It's something that not many games really offer as the primary component in their games, but for the Phoenix Wright series (with Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies being the latest release), it's right smack in the middle of it. And it feels great.
Posted by Willie at 9:21 AM
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
|Ascension iOS. If Magic and Dominion had a child...|
As a person who doesn't have his own dedicated game-night group, it's hard to gather friends for one night of pure board gaming (And believe me, I've tried). You try to get people excited, pour your heart into rules explanation, and by the time the game really gets going, you've lost their attention. Can I suggest something entirely unconventional?
Play the same board games digitally.
Posted by Willie at 12:41 PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Posted by Willie at 8:00 AM
Friday, January 10, 2014
[What follows is a memory...a bad memory. No actual gameplay rules have been referenced, and the writer doesn't care to.]
About 10 years ago, board games were still a "Monopoloy, Uno, and Jenga" sort of thing to me, and my younger self would find more fun with video games and television. But I was in my mid twenties, and I was already finding myself with less and less time to enjoy the electronic vices. I thirsted for some new medium to satisfy my gaming urges, something that didn't require a power outlet or controller. Something that's full of figures, tokens, and cards. And so it came to be that while at a friend's house, we started to play Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame.
Posted by Willie at 8:26 AM
Monday, January 6, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
What would you say if I told you there were marvelous riches on some forbidden island, and that they were there for the taking if you knew where to look? What if I told you that the island sinks every moment you're on it? Now, what would you say if I drop you off and flew away?
Posted by Willie at 8:11 AM