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Less blood, more bowl.
Coach Kerry Batts has spent the last year in his astro-turfed football laboratory making modifications to Pro Strategy Football, the iOS gridiron sim that we anointed the second-best sports game of 2013, and I like what I'm seeing.PSF 2013 was all about tactical play-calling,...

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Et tu, Monty?
Last week, the board game world was shocked when acclaimed, yet small, publisher Days of Wonder was acquired by French giant, Asmodee. This week, it's the digital realm's jaw that's dropping. Today it was announced that Slitherine has acquired Shenandoah Studio.

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I can tell you from experience: you're not going to get a good seal on that space helmet if you don't trim that beard, son.
In my rush to prepare dinner for Lady F and myself yesterday evening (Owen's famous Coronation Chicken Salad, by the by) it...

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Entrench yourself.
In the Pantheon of New Release Nights, tonight is occupying a decidedly low plinth. The week's notable launch might be the already-available Yardmaster, though PT commenters are giving that one some fairly equivocal praise so far.

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With enough sequels it'll be like a Motel 6 on Fireproof's catalog.
In what can only be the year's least surprising news, Fireproof have announced that The Room 3 is en route. But of course it is.

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Is that an Esocidae in your pocket...?
Initially when I read "Pike and Shot" I assumed we had a Ridiculous Fishing clone on our hands, but then I saw the Slitherine logo on the press release and realized I was a huge idiot.

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I'm your Great Old Huckleberry.
PT reader Mark Sable wrote in to point us in the general direction of Hard West, a currently-Kickstarting tactical game set in what the developers call "the Weird West". I think they mean Portland.

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What a haul.
Yardmaster, the rail-themed card game that was introduced this summer with 2014's most perplexing trailer, has hit the App Store worldwide. The app description is a few freight cars short of informative, but it's a Universal app for 2 to 5 players -- but is...

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"I think my favorite card so far is the Hectic Scribe. I think I see myself when I look at him."
On a couch in a cramped Boston apartment -- one of those glorified cubicles for recent grads where you can just about reach the kitchen sink from...

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I'm not such a bad pilot myself.
Why is it that games where you flit around an open world trading swashbuckling always take place in space? Doesn't anybody want to be a rogue trader on the Spice Road? Or the Roman Mediterranean? Or Cleveland? 11-bit have just...

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