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The only good human is a dead human, that's what I always say. Wait...
Previous installments in the Anomaly series reversed typical tower defense conventions by casting players as the attacking troops, commanding the units that crawl down tower-guarded paths.

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"Get away from me, you lazy-eyed psycho!"
My grandmother is a Gin Rummy player, and by "player" here, I mean something rather less innocent and more ruthlessly predatory than the association with "play" might suggest.

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Rome, Rome on the Range.
Rexopax Software might not win any awards for flashiness with this awkwardly-titled turn-based barbarian simulator, but like a similarly subtle Legion of the Damned, Strategy Rome In Flames has it where it counts.

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Yes, I'm yellow. Yes, I just lost 15 pieces of my ship to meteors. Yes, I'll have another drink.
Vlaada Chvátil has always been a designer known for taking risks. Look no farther than his tabletop magnum opus, Through the Ages, for proof of that.

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Review: Back to Bed

24 Sep 2014 0
  • iOS

I used to share a room with a sleepwalker. It wasn't quite like this.
If a game is also a piece of surrealist art, can its shoddy controls and weak design be treated as an intentional part of its message? “It’s a commentary on the futility...

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God is dud.
Please welcome new reviewer Alex Connolly, a Nippon-based writer and illustrator who is condemned to the PT writers' dungeon for sins committed in a(t least one) past life. Follow Alex on Twitter and peruse his excellent blog -- after you've read this review, of course.

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This puzzle was more fun when I was matching swords.
My first thought, upon hearing the pitch for Matchstick Memories, was that it had great potential to remedy a serious problem with classic interactive fiction: as I read most IF games, I'm basically playing Spock (Leonard...

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I hear that train a comin', it's rollin' round the bend
Tabletop publisher Crash Games is a newcomer to the digital world, and Yardmaster is their first card game port for mobile devices.

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Review: Spymaster

15 Sep 2014 0
  • iOS

Disavow all knowledge.
There was a time, I'm sure, early in Spymaster's development when it was a fun game to play. I can just see the fun down there, buried underneath all the strata of free-to-play crap that's been layered on top of it.

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Review: Etherlords

10 Sep 2014 0
  • iOS

The Al Bundy Rule: It’s not a good sign when the rolling and tumbling starts and you just want to get it over with.
Carcassonne meets Pokemon is a hell of an awesome premise.

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