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Ice castles, lasers, and the race to sparkly gems: The Cool Aunt plays Robot Turtles

. “There are those who would say that 7 AM on Sunday is not the time for turtles with lasers. This is only because they lack conviction.” – Jean d’Arc, 1430 CE I stumbled out of the guest room at … Continue reading

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To Pimp or Not to Pimp: Upgrading Games vs Buying More of Them

I’ve certainly put nicer, sometimes more thematically-appropriate, dice in games to make them more appealing, but so far, I haven’t done anything big to pimp out, as the kids would say, my games. (We won’t talk about the hours spent … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Games, Returned: Some exciting reprints for 2015

In the past month, there have been some really exciting developments in the realm of board game reprints. Some titles have been out of print for a year, some for a number of years. Some were pretty predictable, and at … Continue reading

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International Table Top Day 2015, or, Christmas for Nerds

As a kid, I lay awake at night on Christmas Eve, breathless with excitement about Christmas morning. Now, I lie awake at night on International Table Top Day Eve. I’m not kidding. I had my t-shirt picked out a week … Continue reading

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Sound off! Run over to AEG now to submit suggestions for the Smash Up: It’s Your Fault expansion!

I’ve seen tons of fantastic ideas for Smash Up factions on the forums, as well as great fan-made factions, and it’s always been a little sad knowing I’d never get to play with them. Well, it seems AEG has taken … Continue reading

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Tell Me, Are There Camels in Istanbul?: Spiel des Jahres 2014 Results Are In!

Well, I don’t imagine too many monocles were dropped in surprise this morning when we learned that Camel Up has been awarded the 2014 Spiel des Jahres, and Istanbul the 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres. In my readings of blogs and … Continue reading

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Sacrifices Made, a Mystery Solved: A Rapa Nui Review

My first exposure to Rapa Nui, by designer Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, of Carcassonne fame, was on the online board gaming site Yucata. I had never heard of it before, and I saw it among the listings, and decided to have a … Continue reading

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