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Cardboard Children – Witness

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Do you like leaning really close to a person and whispering in their ear? So close to them that the heat from your breath makes the fine hair on their neck prickle? Do you like whispering secrets? Do you like it when your lips brush an earlobe and you hear a small catch in someone’s throat? Almost a gasp. Almost a sigh.

Then Witness might be the game for you.

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Cardboard Children – Specter Ops

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As we run up towards the release of what will probably be the greatest video game of all time, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, I thought we should maybe take a look at a recent release that tries to capture that MGS feel. It’s a game called Specter Ops, and it’s about an agent sneaking into a facility to complete some objectives while avoiding a group of bad guy weirdos. Sounds about right, yeah? But is it?

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Cardboard Children – Gen Con News

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Gen Con Gen Con Gen Con. Gen Con Gen Con Gen Con. As any fool knows, Gencon is the world famous game convention thing, with the Con in Gen Con standing for “Convention” and the Gen in Gen Con standing for I don’t know what. Today I want to tell you the stuff from Gen Con that IN MY OPINION is of interest to board game fans.

But first!

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Cardboard Children – Giallo

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A few weeks back I asked for indie game designers to get in touch, so that I could try to bring some smaller, more interesting games to your attention. Board games are booming right now, but I always feel that one of the best ways to support a scene is to get right down around the foundations of it and scratch around for little nuggets of gold. This week I want to tell you about a little indie card game called Giallo.

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Cardboard Children – July Board Game News

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First of all, thanks for the lovely comments after last week’s column. You’re a lovely bunch. It was very much appreciated. Second of all, it’s time for the July board game news. We’re in the middle of the BIG BOOM of board gaming, and there’s a lot to cover. I’ve chosen some of the most interesting stuff to tell you about today. Dig in, and get your wallets ready!

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Cardboard Children – Return to Port Blacksand

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My ma died on Friday night just past, but instead of curling up into a ball and rolling into a hole at the bottom of my garden I’m going to talk to you all a little bit about games, because I love to do that. The death of a parent is a difficult thing to process, but I find that it helps to keep talking and reminiscing. And we’ve done a lot of reminiscing in this column over the years, so I’d like to do a little bit more of that today, while I’m among friends. I appreciate your patience.

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Cardboard Children – Legendary: Marvel

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When I reviewed Legendary Encounters, the Alien deckbuilding game, I was aware that the game system was already well-established as Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game. I liked Legendary Encounters a lot – so much that I called it my game of the year – and promised myself that I would try out the main Legendary line as soon as I could. Well, you know – seasons come and go, and life intrudes, and selfish game designers just won’t stop designing new games, so it’s taken until now for me to get to Marvel Legendary itself. The upside is that I look at the game in a form that is well-expanded, well-supported, with mountains of content.

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Cardboard Children – Sadness: Into The Rays

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“Sadness: Into The Rays” is an indie board game, with an intended print run of 10. I’m lucky enough to have a copy, and I’d love to show you some pictures of it – but I can’t. Right there in the manual, on page three, it says this – “The designer asks that you do not share any images from this game. Your personal copy is yours, and yours alone. You may talk about Sadness, and relate your experiences with Sadness. But please do not share any images of Sadness with anyone else.”

Needless to say, Sadness: Into The Rays is a solitaire game. I review it here today.

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Cardboard Children – Expansions Round-Up

Okay, so next week I have a MAJOR REVIEW of a very important indie game. It’s not a new release, but it’s a historically important one, I think. And before we head off into better coverage of indie/small-print releases, I think it’s one we have to cover. Before THAT though, we need to clear the decks a little bit. I realise that there are a number of expansions that I’ve not covered yet, and they’re worth highlighting here. All of them are strong. Very strong.

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Cardboard Children – June Board Game News

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It’s time for the June board game news. And it’s summer! It’s actually the summer! I can tell it’s the summer because here in Glasgow it has been grey and rainy for weeks. It is absolutely glorious! But at least it’s perfect weather for staying indoors to play board games. Or the perfect weather for staying in to, I dunno, whatever it was that Leatherface was doing at the start of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, before those teenagers turned up.

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Cardboard Children: Theseus – The Dark Orbit

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You move in a circle, and you can only move as far as you can manage. You can lay plans for the future, but you might never get the opportunity to enact them. Your plans will be changed on you. You’ll stumble into traps and dead ends that you never knew existed. You will lose, and the loss will often be sudden – everything will collapse in on top of you.

But enough about life. Today we talk about a wonderful board game.

THESEUS: THE DARK ORBIT

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Cardboard Children – Warhammer 40K: Conquest

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I promise that this will be the last Warhammer or Warhammer 40K related game I cover for a little while. For some reason it feels like there’s a Warhammer everything these days. Warhammer board games, Warhammer lunch boxes, a Warhammer lingerie line at Ann Summers. I don’t want to fatigue you with all this Warhammer talk, so I’ll make sure to cover something a little less Warhammery next week. But what’s a guy supposed to do when Warhammers of every shape and size keep flying through his door? ONLY WARHAMMER.

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Cardboard Children – Super Fantasy

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Do you have any appetite left for another dungeon crawl game? Yeah, I know. It’s – yeah. I know. But wait – this one is called SUPER FANTASY: NIGHT OF THE BADLY DEAD. And that suggests a little bit of humour at least, right? It might be something a little bit different at least, huh? We should probably take a look, I suppose. I mean, that’s why we’re here. I don’t mean “that’s why we’re here” in any true existential sense, I suppose. Do board games even matter at all? Does anything really matter?

Oh god.

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