Posts Tagged ‘Cardboard Children’

Cardboard Children – Stream of Cardboard

By Robert Florence on March 4th, 2014.

Hello youse.

If you like board games and you know my column, then you’ll know that it’s been a long time since I went into one of my weird–

SLIPS INTO TRANCE

–stream of consciousness type of columns I say uh oh uh oh here we go!
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Cardboard Children – Discworld: Ankh-Morpork

By Robert Florence on February 25th, 2014.

Hello youse.

I haven’t read any of the Discworld books. Don’t judge me. I’m just – DO NOT JUDGE ME – not that big a fan of fantasy stuff, really. I couldn’t even make it through Lord of the Rings, that stuffy phone book of a thing. I was a horror guy in my youth. Stephen King and James Herbert and HP Lovecraft. Wizards? Nah. Not my bag. So Discworld was something that passed me by. Which makes it VERY INTERESTING that I now review a Discworld board game, because I have no fucking idea what any of the stuff refers to. ONWARDS.
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Cardboard Children – Caverna: Game Of The Year 2013

By Robert Florence on February 18th, 2014.

As I continue my build-up to the announcement of my Game of the Year 2013, I think-

No, actually. Let’s just do it now. Let’s just state my Game of the Year 2013 right now. I feel like there’s been enough build-up. I was going to wait another five or six months, but maybe you’ll forgive me for stating it this early. I’m excited, you see.

I am excited about Caverna.
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Cardboard Children: Cadwallon – City Of Thieves

By Robert Florence on February 13th, 2014.

Hello youse.

As we build up to the announcement of my GAME OF THE YEAR 2013, I think it’s worth taking time out to think about games that get lost in the mix. By “the mix” I mean the mix of hype and excitement and drama that coincides with all these new releases and such. I don’t think this column is of any use at all if I don’t occasionally point you in the direction of good games that I think have been forgotten. And the one we’re talking about today has been forgotten, for sure. It seems that it isn’t very popular at all, and I’m not sure why. Well, I kinda am sure why.

It’s Cadwallon: City of Thieves.

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Cardboard Children – Battlelore 2nd Edition

By Robert Florence on February 4th, 2014.

Hello youse.

As we build up to my historic announcement of the best board game of 2013, I think it’s worth taking a break to talk about an exciting new edition of a great game. I’m really pumped about how good this game is. Are you sitting down? Do you like dice? Do you like games with lots of replayability?

Okay then.
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Cardboard Children – Hotel Tycoon

By Robert Florence on January 28th, 2014.

My Game of the Year? No. No. Next week. No, I am NOT just trying to annoy you all at this point. No. Honestly. But yeah, next week. Next week. *Wink*

This week… a new version of an old FAMILY game. Yeah, we’re moving away from the hardcore hobby stuff this week to try out something that is designed for normal, functioning members of society. Read on.
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Cardboard Children – Eldritch Horror

By Robert Florence on January 21st, 2014.

Hello youse.

Way back in the day, when I first covered Arkham Horror I made it clear that while it was a game I loved, it wasn’t a game I could easily recommend. You can travel back through time by the power of “link-clicking” to find out all about that if you wish. Once you’re done, you can click to read further into this edition of my column, where I’ll recommend a different game to you, and recommend it easily.
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Cardboard Children – The Click

By Robert Florence on January 14th, 2014.

I want to talk about the “click”.

I saw the click just a few days ago, playing a game that the other player hadn’t ever played before. It’s a click you can see, like a switch flipping behind a person’s eyes. What’s better than seeing a person you like finding enjoyment in something? It’s amazing when you see it – really satisfying. Yes, even when that click goes click at a point when the other player is HAMMERING you into the ground. It’s also a click you can feel, and I want to talk about the times I’ve felt it – and I hope you’ll maybe share some of the times you’ve felt the click too.

Click to read on.
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Cardboard Children – RAMPAGE!

By Robert Florence on January 7th, 2014.

Hello youse.

I was all set to give you a Game of the Year video, where I would detail my Game of the Year. The year being last year and the game being the game I liked the best that year, that year being last year – 2013. But then I played a couple of new games, and then all bets were off and I had to have a rethink. What a world, what a world. So the video is coming, but I just need to be sure of my choice first. In the meantime, can I give you a blow-by-blow account of a new game?
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Cardboard Children – Hardcore Shopping

By Robert Florence on December 10th, 2013.

Hello youse.

Today I want to give you some suggestions for Christmas board game gifts for the more hardcore members of your family. By “hardcore” I mean “hardcore geek”. It’s not a sexual thing. A board game would be a terrible gift for a sexually liberated person. It’d be like saying “I thought you might, I dunno… play some board games instead?” I’m not saying that sexually liberated people don’t play board games, by the way. They do! Board games are hugely sexual. Eyes meeting over a table, hands touching hands, feet brushing feet. Damn. Give me a second here.
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Cardboard Children – NEWSNEWSNEWS

By Robert Florence on December 3rd, 2013.

Hello youse.

And hello news! I haven’t done a news update in a while, so before I give you your shopping list next week, let’s take a look at everything that’s shaking down in the great old world of boardgames. I know what you’re thinking. “There can’t possibly be more news! There was news just a couple of months ago!” And there was a time when, yeah, you’d have been right. But we’re in the middle of a- Oh, let’s continue this after you click the thingy to read more of this after the thingy.
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Cardboard Children: Christmas Shopping Part One

By Robert Florence on November 26th, 2013.

Hello youse.

Yes, I KNOW it’s still November, but I want you to get your Christmas shopping done early this year. I’m tired of hearing you complaining about leaving it to the last minute. “Oh, I have everything to do! Oh, I haven’t even bought my mother those ten jars of goose fat she loves to eat!” I am here to get you started early, with some board game Christmas suggestions. I will only be suggesting stuff that you can actually buy. No out-of-print heartbreakers. And I’ll also only be suggesting stuff that you can PLAY WITH YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY. Read on to see what I mean.
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Cardboard Children: The Palaces of Carrara

By Robert Florence on November 19th, 2013.

Hello youse.

Have you ever played one of those Euro-style board games that pretends to have a theme? “You are in deep space! You are trading SPACE-WEAPON STUFF.” And you’re sitting there thinking – “I am swapping a red cube for a blue cube. Kill me.” I don’t like those games. I like Euro-games fine, but when they’re all about the mechanics, they should at least be honest about that.

Let me talk to you about The Palaces of Carrara – a game that gets it right.
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