Tag: bad games

  • Gaming year 2005

    Here’s my traditional year end review. However, I’ve worked the format a bit, hopefully so it’s more interesting for other people to read. I was inspired by Mark Johnson’s post back in 2004, so thanks to Mark! Here’s the deal: first I’ll list the 2005 publications I enjoyed. Then come older games I played for […]

  • Games Saturday with Tommy, Stefu and Robert

    Saturday was the big games day of the weekend, when Tommy and Stefu came all the way from Vantaa/Espoo and were joined by Robert of the local gamers. We started around noon and played almost 12 hours straight. It was pleasant, efficient and very entertaining. Here’s what we played: Flix Mix. I played this with […]

  • Board game club session: Antike, Caylus

    Yesterday’s board game club session — first and last for me this season, unfortunately — was quite nice. Some new folks, some good games. I started with a quick match of Blockster with Laura. It’s a simple game, played with a bunch of rectangular plastic pieces. Players build a tower. Each turn they draw a […]

  • Friday, day three: Games, games, games

    Here’s what happened yesterday: Today was the day! I went downstairs to use the hotel laptop to send my reports, which I did, and then headed back to the room. I glanced towards the dining room, and who did I see? Reiner Knizia, of course, and he was just leaving. As he wasn’t eating, I […]

  • Something to think about

    Joe Gola’s entry A Whole Lot of Nothing from Gone Gaming was an interesting read… However, I think I’ll lean towards how Shannon Appelcline and Doug Orleans comment: the negative comments have their place and finding out the good stuff would be more difficult if only people who like the games would rate them. I’m […]

  • Pimp: The Backhanding

    As I said earlier, I had the unfortunate opportunity to play Pimp: The Backhanding. Had I known what it was all about, I might’ve passed it, as I didn’t quite enjoy it. As a game, Pimp’s virtues are limited. I think it’s fairly typical take that -game. Nothing spectacular here; it’s not the worst game […]

  • Cults Across America

    I wrote a review of Cults Across America (in Finnish). Cults Across America is a light wargame with a Cthulhu theme. Players lead cults, trying to conquer USA. The theme is fun, which is typical for a design this American. First thing you’ll notice: the game’s ugly. The thin cardboard board looks very amateurish and […]

  • Feudo

    I wrote a review of Feudo (in Finnish) after just a single game. That always means the game sucks so bad, I don’t want to play it again. However, as my opinion seems to be in a minority, I thought writing a review might be a good idea. Or then I’m just fishing for GeekGold […]

  • Crime Scene Investigations

    I tried CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Board Game yesterday with Johanna. We both like the show, but have a healthy suspicion towards licensed games. Most of them suck, that’s general knowledge. Unfortunately CSI isn’t one of the good ones. The eight (yeah, just eight) crime stories are good, very much in style of the series. […]

  • Fist of Dragonstones

    Another day, another game review: Fist of Dragonstones. In Finnish, as typical… Tom Vasel has written a very good review in English. Anyway, I consider Fist of Dragonstones to be a pretty good game, even though I dislike it myself. The mechanics are very repetitive and boring, but the game works well socially. The blind […]