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The Critical Boardgamer
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The Critical Boardgamer is a site devoted to being critical of boardgames. It seeks to find what works, and more importantly what doesn't work, in board game design.
The Critical Boardgamer is a site devoted to being critical of boardgames. It seeks to find what works, and more importantly what doesn't work, in board game design.

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I know it's been a while, but I wrote another review.  This time for Augustus.  It's pretty good?

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A song about Race for the Galaxy?  Yes please!  Saw this at PAX East, and thankfully someone recorded it.

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Anyone else burn out on gaming every once in a while?

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Some first impressions of games I've played in March.  I talk about Hapsburg Eclipse, Suburbia, Hanabi and The Agents.

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Been working on this article a long time.  Here is my review of Agricola.  I can't think of a game I went from "hate it" to "love it" quite as extremely.

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I've been really trying to focus on completing the 10x10x12 Challenge.  I completely ignored it in January.  However working on it in February has really made me realize a few things about how I approach games.

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My rule is I play a game at least 10 times before I review it.  It took me a few months to accomplish that with No Retreat: The Russian Front, but it's done.  Gladly done at that.  Here is my review.

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Man, I sure played a lot of solitaire wargames this month.  Here are a bunch of first impressions of RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940, D-Day at Omaha Beach, The Hunters and Hornet Leader

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I'm slowly catching up on reviewing all the Kickstarter games I received in December.  This week its Guts of Glory.  A very uniquely themed drafting game which is set during a post apocalyptic eating contest.

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I read recently that historical wargames are like "Paper Time Machines".  Truer words were never spoken.
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