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Month: August 2016

Interview with David Somerville, co-designer of VAST: The Crystal Caverns

The co-designer of the asymmetric adventure-strategy game VAST: The Crystal Caverns, David Somerville (DS), is riding a wave of attention after the game’s buzz from Gen Con. Even as the game is shipping to Kickstarter backers, he took some time out from his busy schedule to answer a few questions from Controlled…

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Review: The Walled City: Londonderry & Borderlands

City building is sometimes organic, sometimes planned. Many cities from the middle ages didn’t have too much help from official city planning commissions. This game has players planning ones that did. The Walled City: Londonderry & Borderlands (The Walled City) presents players with a game of two distinct stages. The first stage involves players playing…

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Should you pay attention to game ratings?

Over the years of watching game ratings at BoardGameGeek, you start to see some trends. To put it plainly, these trends reveal not only the flaws in the rating system for BoardGameGeek users, but also illustrate flaws in Internet ratings of entertainment products in general. Some of the sources of…

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