Posts Tagged ‘Cardboard Children’

Cardboard Children – Goodbye

Goodbye youse.

It’s been six long years since Cardboard Children began here on the world’s best computer games website, and it’s time for the column to come to an end. Yes, I’ve packed my bags, and I’m standing by the RPS door, ready to leave. My hand is on the doorknob. But before I go, I’d like to point you towards some of my favourite pieces during the run, so we can all have a little nostalgia trip together.

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Cardboard Children – The FFG/GW Divorce

The rumours were true. Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop are ending their relationship. It’s a conscious uncoupling that will send shockwaves through the board gaming community, and no wonder. For a blissful period, the two were a match made in heaven. But now it’s over, and everyone is just trying to wrap their heads around what it all means.

As for you? You need to act fast.

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Cardboard Children – Rhino Hero

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Sometimes you play a board game that you know will just be a joy to write about. Rhino Hero is one of those games. It’s not really a board game, of course. It’s actually a card game. But it’s kinda a dexterity game too. And it’s also a kids game, for kids of all ages. If you don’t have kids, buy Rhino Hero anyway. If you feel weird about having a kids game with no kids at home, then this game is worth having some kids for. Go have children immediately.

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Cardboard Children: Games With Buzz

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On the board game scene, there’s always a great deal of buzz. Indeed, the industry depends on buzz – be it the mindless drone-buzz of pre-release hype or the more alluring summer’s day busy-buzz of post-launch word-of-mouth. Buzz is what makes a game hot, while silence is what makes a game not. Today we take a look at a few upcoming games that are making people startle and dash away because they think there might be a wasp in the room.

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Cardboard Children – Are Games Dumbing Down?

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A man called Robert Florence gets on a train to London at 2pm, leaving from Glasgow. If the train is travelling at 80 miles per hour, and the distance to London is 860 miles, how clear is it that Robert doesn’t know how far it is to London? But what I really want to know is: How tall is Robert when he’s on that train, if he’s sitting down? And how tall is he if he’s crawling around on the floor, crying? And are board games dumbing down?

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Cardboard Children – Rum & Bones

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I have no idea what a MOBA is.* I’m not even joking.** I’ve never played one. I think I dabbled with one of the PC ones for an hour or so once, but that was it. What does MOBA even stand for? I know what MMORPG means, and I know what an FPS is. But a MOBA? About the only thing I know about the MOBA is that people who play them play them for about a million hours, and that baddies move in pre-set channels, in lanes, in one direction. Or something. Maybe. Anyway, it was all the talk about Rum & Bones being like a MOBA that put me off it. That was a very silly of me.

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Cardboard Children – August Board Game News

Hello youse.

It’s safe to say that some of the news I’m about to share with you is the most exciting news that I’ve shared on this site in a long, long time. If you’re deep into board gaming, you’ll probably know most of this news already, but have you heard my incisive analysis? No. If you’re only casually into board games, all this exciting news might just drag you much deeper into our cardboard world. And if you don’t care about board games at all, some of this might change your mind.

Take a few minutes of your day to read more.

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