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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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Smash Up It’s-Your-Fault expansion – Winners announced!

The winners have been announced, and in a feat of bracket math I apparently do not understand, the winners are: Sharks, Superheroes, Greek Myth, and Dragons This was kind of an upset, because No. 1 Cowboys, which Tom Vasel advocated, … Continue reading

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Smash Up It’s Your Fault expansion voting bracket is up!

The Smash Up It’s Your Fault expansion bracket is up! Vote in the 32-faction round today, come back for the Sweet 16 tomorrow! I had no idea this was going to happen so fast!

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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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Together at Last: Asante and Jambo as a single deck

I was recently reminded by a reader that I had once promised to try the combination of Rüdiger Dorn’s games Asante and Jambo as one game. I indicated that I had read that others had done so to good effect, … 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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