Posts Tagged ‘Cardboard Children’

Cardboard Children – Marvel Dicemasters

By Robert Florence on May 27th, 2014.

Hello youse.

I’m taking a short one-week break from my incredible Top 50 list to bring you a REVIEW of a brand new game. Time is of the essence with this game, because the first print run is sold out, and if any of you freaks want it you’ll have to get your orders for the new print sorted out ASAP. And hey – I wouldn’t be interrupting my Top 50 if the game wasn’t worth telling you about. So READ ON.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50: Breakdown 3

By Robert Florence on May 20th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Let’s break down last week’s Top 50 entries. Are you watching my video series? I hope so, for your sake. I’ll kill you is what I’m saying! I’ll actually cut you! I’m enjoying doing the videos. In fact – after the list is done, I might try to do a video every four weeks or so – maybe I’ll focus on one game and dig down into it. We’ll see. Anyway – THE BREAKDOWN!!

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 (30-21): The Video

By Robert Florence on May 13th, 2014.

Top 50 boardgames.

Hello youse!

We’re at 30-21 on my list of the BEST BOARD GAMES EVER. Watch the reveal video! And then, next week, I’ll dig into these games a bit deeper. And then we’ll be into the TOP 20. How exciting is that?

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50: Breakdown 2

By Robert Florence on May 6th, 2014.

Hello youse.

I could have predicted this. I could have predicted that by the time I was a couple of videos into my now-legendary Top 50 Board Games of ALL TIME list, I’d be starting to have second thoughts about my chosen games. It doesn’t help that I’m playing games all the time, and good ones, and now I’m constantly beating myself up with – “And THIS isn’t on my list? Idiot!”

Anyway, let’s look at my latest entry, in a little bit more detail. I’ll panic next week.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 (40-31): The Video

By Robert Florence on April 29th, 2014.

Hello youse!

It’s the big reveal video of numbers 40-31 on my TOP 50 Boardgames of ALL the TIMES list. I do hope you enjoy it. Next week I’ll dig into the games in a wee bit more detail. For now – go see what’s made the list!

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50: BREAKDOWN 1

By Robert Florence on April 22nd, 2014.

Hello youse.

Never let it be said that I don’t listen to feedback. After the first part of my Top 50 list last week, quite a few people asked that I go into a little bit more detail on the games I selected. So, here’s the plan – the week after each part, I’ll do an analysis piece talking about the games that are in the list. That means that this week I’ll be revisiting last week’s video to look at my choices. Next week – the next part of the list. The week after – analysis of THAT part. The video will be for the reveal and the light description, and the follow-up piece will be for more talk about the games. You dig?

Also, I don’t need to be all PG-friendly in these in-between columns, because my wee lassie ain’t directing them. BOOM!

HEY, IT WAS YOUR IDEA.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 (50-41): The Video

By Robert Florence on April 15th, 2014.

Hey youse.

Please enjoy the first bit of my Top 50 Boardgames of All Time video. I tried to keep it as brief as possible. 50-41 this week. My 7 year old daughter directed it. Please enjoy.

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Cardboard Children – Rab’s Top 50 INTRO

By Robert Florence on April 8th, 2014.

Hello youse.

Before the column goes VIDEO HEAVY over the next few weeks, I wanted to glide into it with a little chat about how I went through the process of deciding my TOP 50 BOARD GAMES OF ALL TIME. It was really hard, and I’m still unsure of myself, and I want to give you all an opportunity to remind me of any great games I might have missed, because I’m in a panic about it. Let’s talk.

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Cardboard Children – Splendor

By Robert Florence on April 1st, 2014.

Hello youse.

Sometimes a wee game comes along that just feels nice. It drops a board game reviewer in a difficult spot, because saying a game feels nice doesn’t actually tell anyone anything. Through the words below I will try to explain why Splendor works so well.

But it does feel nice. Honestly.

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Cardboard Children – NEWS

By Robert Florence on March 25th, 2014.

Roll a die.

On a 5-6, you have scored a success, and may read the rest of this board game news column.

If you fail, close the browser.

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Cardboard Children – Robinson Crusoe

By Robert Florence on March 18th, 2014.

NOTE: This column was started a few weeks ago, long before the disappearance of the Malaysian flight MH370. While there is no reference to air disasters in the column (only my irrational fear of flying) I wanted to assure readers that this column wasn’t written in the wake of that incident. I’m sure everyone would join me in hoping for the best possible outcome for the families of the crew and passengers of MH370.

Hello youse.

Why have I waited so long to talk about Robinson Crusoe? Let me tell you why. Sometimes I worry that in the discussion of board games we dig too far down into the detail of the mechanics of these things. You do THIS and then you do THIS and then you do THAT. I constantly worry about how we talk about games, because I’m that kind of guy. A worrier and an idiot. Great games never really feel like a string of IF and THEN commands. They feel like a living story, a true experience. So I did something different with Robinson Crusoe. I played it and then I gave it some distance. Some months later, stranded across an expanse of time, I’m ready to tell you about it.
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Cardboard Children – Cardboard Souls

By Robert Florence on March 11th, 2014.

Hello youse.

In the video game world, this is a big week. A BIG week. Dark Souls 2 is on its way, and it’ll be heading towards your PC not too long after. I’m such a huge fan of From Software’s work with King’s Field and Demon’s/Dark Souls. I think the games stand alone – they feel like truly unique experiences. I’ve been trying to come up with a board game design that captures the feel of these games for quite some time. But more of that later. AT THE MOMENT I thought it might be interesting to talk about some games that Dark Souls fans might enjoy. I’m talking dark, atmospheric, tough, mysterious board games that tell a great story.

ONWARDS
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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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