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Joel Fried
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Top 100 Games (26-50)
26. Nations Like Through the Ages, Nations is an epic civ game that spans millennia. However, Nations is far more tactical than its cousin. For example, it is much cheaper to move workers between different roles, so I end up with very indecisive workers whi...

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Top 100 Games (1-25)
1. Dominion: The game responsible for much of my gaming circle and thousands of played games.  This year has had its issues, but I can now happily play Dominion Online again, so it’s not all bad. 2. Codenames: If you find me on some interstate transportatio...

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Mystery Hunt Write-Up

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Mystery Hunt 2017: The One Built For Us
Last weekend I participated with in Mystery Hunt , an annual giant word puzzle competition hosted by MIT on behalf of the team Left as an Exercise for the Reader.   Despite being much smaller (officially 35, unofficially who knows) than almost every major c...

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Quick Hits: New Games July-Sept
Lots of old
games, but new to me. Peanuts Surprise Slides Games: Now you would think a themed version of snakes and ladders would be a simple game.  That the game has a small paper of folded up rules enhances this impression.  Oh how wrong you are!  Luckily...

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Resistance
I never can tell which gnome is lying It is generally frowned upon to call people lying, traitorous scum in polite society.  Resistance is a pleasant diversion from that norm as you wildly accuse people of being vermin filth.  The game doesn't work well for...
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