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Mobile ports of table-top boardgames were a big thing in 2017, and we predict this year will be no different. But what's going to grace our handhelds next? Matt as some ideas on that...

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AGttPK! may have a new back end, but its front still looks squared off. Europa 1912 adds even more variety, and you'll never guess what else! Unless you're good at guessing, in which case it's ideal for you.

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Cards Aren't Cards

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There are many screeds against skeumorphism, the practice of making the digital imitate the physical. Sometimes it provides valuable cues, but there is one particular form which requires attention from both developers and players at this juncture in digital gaming: cards.

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I don’t want to think about the numbers. It’s too scary. But for the sake of journalism, let’s do this. Hearthstone doesn’t track play time, but it does track ranked wins. Making a bunch of fairly conservative estimates of how many games I’ve lost or played unranked, I reckon I’ve played a minimum of 166 hours over the past two years.

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Well, it's May which, for me, means that we can expect temperatures to finally climb into the 50's (that's degrees Fahrenheit, about 10+ degrees C for the SI inclined) and it might stop raining for an hour here and there so my kids can freeze while attempting to play baseball. It also means that April is over, and it's time for us to fill you in on what we've been playing. Onwards!

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It had been one of those slow weeks, without any terribly noteworthy new releases, and we were shuffling around in the writers’ dungeon at Mt. Hexmap, twiddling our thumbs and kicking the dust off of our shackles, when someone said “wait, aren’t there some good games coming out… later? Next week, or next month?”

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Due to a complete lack of organization and talent on my part, our monthly roundup of what we've been playing has been what most folks would call "sporadic". Much to the writers' chagrin, we missed it last month and nearly again this month. They wouldn't have it, and are forcing me to collate their entries into a post, lest they go public with what happened at the Mt. Hexmap holiday bash in December. The attorneys tell me we can't afford to have those photos released, so I'm happy to bring you the March edition of Games of the Month!

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Hi. It’s good to see a friendly face. Me? I’m… it’s not important who I am. I don’t even know if I’m really here. Are you? Are you here? It doesn’t matter. The important thing is that I keep having this dream. Every night. It keeps changing, it stays the same, if you’ve had this dream you know what I mean. It always starts the same way, I’m alone in a dark space, and as my eyes adjust, I see The Forks. That’s what I call it, The Forks, because it’s all narrow branching passages, twisty little passages, and it’s one decision after another, which way to go. Does it matter?

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