Video games, especially of the fantasy RPG variety, have their own internal logic. This doesn’t often make a great deal of sense. Eating or sleeping can somehow heal first degree burns or gaping chest wounds. Your character can carry up to 300lbs of equipment and
There are reasons I don’t tend to play war games, despite having an unhealthy appetite for moving little tanks and soldiers around a miniature world, cackling maniacally to myself while wearing a general’s hat. The main ones are the high entry cost, the assumption that
Once a film is successful it will be remade, rebooted, reimagined, prequelled, sequelled, and trequelled with reckless abandon, often with less than stellar results. The end products tend to be weak imitations of the original; the Star Wars prequels, the fourth Indiana Jones film, the
I want to talk to you about role-playing games. No, not the kinky kind, the ones where a bunch of people get together and pretend to be someone else for an evening, going off having adventures. Not online – though that can be fun –
A while ago I wrote an article about Monopoly, outlining the many reasons I dislike it. But what should you play instead, when the urge to accumulate cash or take it from your friends and family strikes you? I’d recommend the delightful Machi Koro, an
Games with a traitor element are a lot of fun; the mystery, the tension, the cat and mouse. Practicing your lying and deception skills can also come in handy in real-life situations like your job, family gatherings, or explaining where the last chocolate doughnut went.
My first memories of Magic: The Gathering – the most seminal, burgeoning and ubiquitous of Trading Card games – are of walking into my local computer gaming store as an 11-year-old and wondering what all the fuss was at the back. It so happened, it was 1994,
I remember the first game of Monopoly I ever played. I loved it. The colourful board, the little car, dog, and old boot playing pieces. The fact that you had fake money and could buy stuff, that you could win second prize in a beauty