Dealing with Mediocrity – Magic: The Gathering Edition
There’s no reason I should have expected to win my first Magic duels in over a decade. Still, losing at the War of the Spark pre-release taught me plenty about myself.
Eternal Kings infuses a collectible card game into classic chess
A new board game on Kickstarter remixes chess by blending in elements of collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering. It feels both new and familiar, though it likely won’t convert people who don’t like chess or gritty, Lord of the Rings-style fantasy.
Helping people “see each other in new ways:” Ami Baio’s “You Think You Know Me”
Ami Baio’s first card game helps friends and strangers connect on a deeper level at both game tables and out in the real world.
Super Smash Bros. on a tabletop: Tiny Swords SMAAASH!
Brian Wolf bathes the Tiny Swords universe in baby blues and pinks. It’s a style that sticks out against the darker, edgier styles that many strategy board games take. Folks looking at the box might not expect the strategic depth…but maybe that’s part of the point.
When a game teaches you freestyle rap: the story of Vers
We’ve asked the question “Do Black People Play Board Games?” before. Here’s one example of what can happen when a black person makes one. (It’s technically a card game, but whatever.)
When a Civilization’s Fate Rests on Delayed Gratification
Sol: Last Days of a Star requires thoughtfulness and an ability to plan long-term…skills I realize I don’t have quite yet.