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I have been meaning to ask for some recommendations on this very topic actually.
Not really having anyone to boardgame with outside of the rare times I get to visit you guys is a bummer, for all that it does make visiting super fucking awesome.
I think I can handle that. But rather then lame it out by doing it in a comment response, how about I talk (in-brief, there are a lot of these things) about all of the boardgame ports on my iPhone?
Sorry, sorry! My reviews/first impressions continue to get a bit held up for various reasons. So, in the meanwhile, how about we editorialize a bit?
Board games on digital platforms. This is a thing. I know it seems a bit weird when you say it, but it really is happening. And it is starting to get a lot more popular. Not to say it hasn’t been around a while. I mean, we’ve had all sorts of community made stuff for ages. Magic the Gathering Online has been trucking for a while. But the whole app craze thing has really seen an explosion of official releases of (popular!) board games onto phones and computers.
So, while Cooperation Month (and then some) may have passed us by, we’re still in a month that emphasizes the spirit of cooperation, sharing, love, and playing with that special someone in your life… Games. GAMES. Playing GAMES with that someone special.
So, I figure it isn’t a bad idea to continue on with discussing games to play with that special someone. Or by yourself, if that’s more your beat. Or hell, with several special someones if you really want. That, and I’ve actually played it a few times (even if I haven’t taken pictures), which means that this is a slightly more informed first impression than normal!
I need a brief breather after Coop Month, so, let’s give some ultra quick impressions of all the new and “new” things that I had time to sample in January between some of my more regular gaming. For a change of pace (and to prove I do still do play some!), some video games as well! Keep in mind, I likely haven’t played much/finished these things due to my hectic (and erratic) schedule.
Arkham Horror was one of the first “real” board games I played. Oh sure, I did the whole Magic: the Gathering (and every other CCG out there) thing, I’d done roleplaying, I’d kicked around Warhammer/40K, but, when it came to board and (non-collectable) games? I still thought of things like Risk, Monopoly, Life, and the […]
So, this has sort of been touched on while I was playing Ghost Stories, but there is another side to cooperative games. A dark, sinister side of which very few are privy to. A side which many should fear to see, for seeing it is a sign that the end of days has arrived.
Okay, maybe I’m being a little overly dramatic.
One of the more interesting things for me over the course of Cooperation Month has been the fact that, honestly, I’m not that big on cooperative board games. I like competitive games. I like competing and beating other people. That isn’t to say I don’t like cooperative gaming. Quite the contrary. I have a love […]