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Posts tagged “Cardboard Children”

Feature: (The Red Planet is Mars)

Cardboard Children – Mission: Red Planet (2nd Edition)

Hello youse.It's the month of May. And if I may (get it) talk to you for a bit about board games I may (get it?) be able to tell you about a cool board game. That should maybe have been a “might” there, instead of a “may”. I may be mistaken, though. Or might be mistaken. No idea. Anyway, Mission: Red Planet. Second Edition. Yep.…

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Feature: More heels than an overworked cobbler

Cardboard Children: WWE – Superstar Showdown

Hello youse.It seems like WWE Superstar Showdown is a board game that hasn't made much of an impression upon release. It's by Gale Force Nine, the team behind the excellent Spartacus and the strong Sons of Anarchy, and it's about wrestling. Yeah, wrestling! The wrasslin'! WWE! The squared circle! It's a board game set inside this very ring, featuring a selection of current WWE Superstars.…

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Feature: Architect Eyes

Cardboard Children: Quadropolis

Hello youse.Quadropolis from Days of Wonder is a board game about building a city. Well, it's not really. It doesn't really feel like building a city at all. It feels like you're laying out buildings, yes, but you're really just meeting conditions, netting points. But that's okay. I'm going to tell you why that's okay.

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Feature: Rebel rebel

Cardboard Children: Star Wars Rebellion Part One

Hello youse.Star Wars: Rebellion is a two-player board game from Fantasy Flight Games, re-telling the story of the original Star Wars trilogy in about four hours. The game can also be played with more players, in teams, but the best way to play seems to be head-to-head. It's the Empire vs The Rebel Alliance, across the entire Star Wars galaxy, and it encompasses strategy, tactics,…

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Cardboard Children: Filming Star Wars Rebellion

Hello youse.In two days time, from publication of this piece, I'll be filming a board game segment for a BBC TV show, and as ever the question is going to be - “how do we best cover board games in video form?” Further than that, the question is going to be - “how do we do it in a 4-minute segment?” Because while board game…

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Feature: A popcorn boardgame

Cardboard Children – Zombicide: Black Plague

Hello youse.ZOMBICIDE has been hangin' around for some time. There's been ZOMBICIDE and ZOMBICIDE: Zombie Biscuits and ZOMBICIDE: Attack of the Zombies and probably one called ZOMBICIDE: Attack of the Biscuit Zombies Part 2. In this Kickstarter-fuelled era of boardgaming, ZOMBICIDE is the poster child. ZOMBICIDE is the one pulling in the big bucks. But where is ZOMBICIDE now? Well, it's in the Middle Ages,…

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Feature: STOP! LOOK! READ!

Cardboard Children: March Boardgame News

Hello youse.My name is Rab Florence, and I am here with your March blast of board game news. There's going to be a lot of news over the next few months, because we're moving into the period of the year when news happens all the time. In fact, I don't remember the last time news stopped happening. Wouldn't it be nice to read about the…

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Feature: Find the gold within.

Cardboard Children – Shadows Of Malice

Hello youse.Shadows of Malice is a bizarre thing. It's like a board game that fell out of time, something that tumbled through a warp rift from the 1970s. But then – no, it's modern enough in places that it can't be something from the past. It's a hybrid, then, of times and styles. But it looks like the kind of thing the kids might have…

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Feature: Cyclades, Sentinels of the Multiverse and ZOMBIE TOWER 3D

Cardboard Children: Boardgame News Roundup

Hello youse.It's February, and it's time for another blast of board game news. Did you have a good Valentine's Day? Did you play some good board games with your beloved? I hope not. I hope you just had sex instead.

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Feature: How do you decide which games to keep?

Cardboard Children: The Cull Part One

Hello youse.Well, the cull is underway. Actually, I'm going to capitalise this... Yes, The Cull is underway. I have too many board games, not enough time to play them all, and not enough room to store them all. So some of them have to go. And I thought it might be interesting to document that process here over the months ahead. As this is primarily…

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Cardboard Children – Best Boardgame Of 2015

Hello youse.In the first few years of doing this column, I would always do a Game of the Year award thing. It's the kind of thing you're supposed to do at the end of a year, right? You look back over the months and follow your heart to the place where everything was magical for you. There was a time when a game would absolutely…

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Feature: A surprising, simple story game

Cardboard Children – T.I.M.E. Stories (Spoiler Free)

Hello youse.We were all sitting at my kitchen table, and I was laughing so much it hurt. I was in physical pain. Sure, I was a little bit drunk. But me and my pal were absolutely roaring with laughter, and it wasn't just the wine – sometimes wine gets us a little bit melancholy. Believe me on that.I can't tell you exactly why we were…

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Feature: Drive yourself mad.

Cardboard Children – Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham

Hello youse.I'd avoided Elder Sign, because I'd heard that it was a weak game. A dice game drawing on HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos (more accurately, a game drawing on Fantasy Flight's other Cthulhu game Arkham Horror), I'd heard that it lacked bite. As much as I love rolling dice, and I DO love rolling dice, I just felt that Elder Sign was a game best…

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Feature: videoGaiden returns in 2016.

Cardboard Children – January 2016 News

Hello youse.Oof, it's 2016. We are all so old. I'm almost 40, and so are you. Even if you're 19, believe me, you're almost 40. Did you have a nice Christmas? Did you get any board games? Are you loved? Are you in control of your life? Well, bully for you, pantywaist. Shall we look ahead into 2016 in the world of board games and…

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Feature: Life.

Cardboard Children – Screwball Scramble

Hello youse, and Merry Christmas! At dinner, just the other night, the TOMY action game Screwball Scramble was brought out as a post-coffee treat. And a treat is exactly what it was. This wasn't a board gamer's house, and everyone in attendance was an adult. I played it while beautiful people watched, and it felt like something very real.

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Feature: Why Talisman should be expanded forever.

Cardboard Children – Talisman Forever

Hello youse.Well, they've announced yet another expansion for one of my favourite board games – Talisman. And I want to just talk on Talisman a little bit today and what's important about games like that – particularly as we're just round the corner from Christmas. Talisman isn't the most popular game with board game fans. It's too “”random”, too “light”, too long. But those who…

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Feature: The Ewok Experience

Cardboard Children – Risk: Star Wars Edition

Hello youse.Today, RISK. Wait, come back! I'm not – Hey, forget I said RISK. Just – can we – hey, come back! Listen, honestly, friend, I just – YES, IT SAYS RISK ON THE BOX. But listen – please, take your coat off. Please. Give me the benefit of the doubt. Will you give me a chance? I just – look, I shouldn't have started…

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Feature: Ideas for Christmas presents

Cardboard Children – Christmas Shakedown

Hello youse!It's been weeks of in-depth board game talk on here, digging down into the specifics and mechanics. I thought it might be nice to have a relaxed pre-Christmas chat about the new games on the shelves on the run-up to the Big Day. So, not really board game news, but more of an overview of what's new and interesting in this beautiful gift-buying season.

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