Posts Tagged ‘Epic Slant’

No Thank You Evil: Story Please!

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Creativity and the Busy Adult I love playing games with my child. One of our favorites is No Thank You Evil. But, as an RPG, there’s a lot of overhead, if I want to do it well. I enjoy creating … Continue reading

Game Review – Box of Challenge

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Box of Challenge Review: Every once in a while, you need a break from your normal library of games. This usually entails the shopping of a new game online or at some brick and mortar store. Twelve hours of researching … Continue reading

Too Many Games?

Posted on May 13th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Keeping Up Recently, the Dice Tower podcast has been discussing the notion that there are too many games to possibly play, review, or even process the flood of games coming at consumers and reviewers from all sides. There’s an uncertainty in … Continue reading

Game Review – Total Party Kill Handbook

Posted on May 4th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Total Party Kill Handbook Review: Anybody with and experience as a dungeon master can identify with the common problem of creativity. There are a lot of resources out there for D&D, but some people just aren’t great story tellers. This … Continue reading

Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters

Posted on April 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Kids’ Stuff As my kids age into the territory where games become a viable pastime with them, and I begin to explore the options that are out there, kids’ games are going to become more of a staple with me. … Continue reading

Game Review – BaRPiG

Posted on April 6th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

BaRPiG Review Pigs are not people, but if they were, I’m sure they’d love to party. That’s the circumstances you’ll find yourself when you play BaRPiG (RPG, get it?). Developed by Jonathan Franklin and Phillip Melchers, this card game is … Continue reading

Quick Takes: The Game and After the Virus

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Something for Everyone! I have two games I would like to review, and they couldn’t be more different, except for the fact that they have relatively simple premises that won’t take up a whole post! Otherwise both are quite different. … Continue reading

Game Review – Texas Hold’em with ZOMBIES

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Texas Hold’em has always been an iconic game throughout the years. Whether it is in a western saloon or a high stakes casino, this timeless game has always been about playing your opponent rather than playing your hand. That is, … Continue reading

Game Review – OK Play

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

OK Play Review: While I recently published a review of Big Potato’s The Chameleon, there’s a more portable ace up this game company’s sleeve: OK Play. This simple yet versatile game enhances the best aspects of Connect Four and broadens … Continue reading

Game Review – The Chameleon

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The Chameleon Review: Big Potato is at it again with one of their newest party installments: The Chameleon. When was the last time you played a party game requiring quit wit, creativity, and customization? The Chameleon brings all three of … Continue reading

Cosmic Run Rapid Fire Review

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The Game’s Afoot In Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire from Dr. Finn Games, you and up to one other player are trying to colonize brave, new worlds! But there’s no such thing as the Prime Directive, prohibiting you from meddling in the natural … Continue reading

Game Review – Cobra Paw

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Cobra Paw Review: I love the use of dominoes in a game. Mexican Train was always a staple in my family, so when Bananagrams reached out to us regarding Cobra Paw, needless to say I was excited. This unassuming domino/dice … Continue reading

Game of the Year 2017

Posted on December 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Method to the Madness Board Game Geekery It’s that time of year again, when I look back over the good, bad, and ugly in gaming, and take stock of where I’ve been. Initially, I was thinking that this would … Continue reading

PyroFrog’s Game of the Year – 2017 Edition

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

As I look around my office and review the list of games I’ve played this year, I was honestly surprised to see that the vast majority of things I’ve gotten to the table were from 2016 and a few from … Continue reading

Meercat’s Game of the Year

Posted on December 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Game of the Year 2017 I was able to play a lot of games in 2017. Because I’m prone to enjoy beer & pretzel games more, most of my top games might look completely different than that of the other … Continue reading

Game Review – Bears vs. Babies

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Bears vs. Babies Review: From the same people who brought to us the glory of Exploding Kittens, comes a new installment that pushes the boundaries of family appropriate filler games…Bears vs. Babies! For those of you not familiar with Exploding … Continue reading

Game Review – Brew Dice and Sports Dice – Baseball

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Brew Dice and Sports Dice – Baseball: Everyone is a fan of filler games. Even alpha gamers will play filler games between turns of their more intense gaming sessions. They are typically easy to learn, appeal to a wide audience, … Continue reading

Grail Games

Posted on November 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Grail Games A grail game is that game you must have, and possibly experience some difficulty getting (because it’s out of print, or a foreign import, or expensive). For you, it takes on mythic proportions, such that you both desire … Continue reading

PAX Unplugged – a Message from Meercat

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The debut of PAX Unplugged is this weekend and there is an enormous amount of buzz going around. This will be my first time going a convention of this size. My hope is to cover as much of the event … Continue reading

Videocasting and its Impact on Board-gaming

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Who Needs Rules? I enjoy Rodney Smith’s channel. It’s quite methodical and takes you step-by-step through the game that you are wondering about. There are three ways that I have used the channel: to find out about a game, to … Continue reading

3rd Blog-iversary: Trends I see in Gaming

Posted on October 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

3 Years On… I was looking through my Facebook memories, as one does, and I saw that October 14th, 2014 marked the start of my tenure with Epic Slant Press. My initial post marked my move to cooperative games, and … Continue reading

Solitary Confinement: My Thoughts on Quantic Foundry’s Analysis of Solo Boardgamers

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The New 1% The 1% is usually a reference to a global elite of wealthy people, who control much of the political and social trends by virtue of their wealth. If there were an equivalent in the board game world, … Continue reading

Game Session for the Week of 9/29/17

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

What I’m Playing Hey, all. Dave here, checking in with this week’s batch of games that have hit my table. Triplock Triplock is the abstract brainchild of Chip Theory Games, and will be available in wide release in November 2017. … Continue reading