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One day son all this will be yours! [what, the curtains? -ed.]
First impressions are important and not just when meeting your partner's parents, your boss or your new parole officer. Games are no different.

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Uwe Rosenberg’s Patchwork, in cardboard form, sits at rank 46 on BoardGameGeek’s list of the best games of all time, and it’s surpassed by three other Rosenberg designs (two in the top ten!). Head-to-head turn-based Tetris with a theme which makes it easy to get to the table with the...

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You like art in your games? This is it.
When Dave gave me The Daring Mermaid Expedition as my first assignment for Pocket Tactics, it came with an curious warning: if you’ve never tried a Choice of Games book before… well, be ready. They’re a bit different.

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Remo Williams is in this? Awesome!
I have added Button Mash Games to my list of developers whose work I should always check out. Their only other release was 2011’s Forbidden Island, so I might well forget all about them by the time I have the opportunity...

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Review: Space Grunts

09 Feb 2016 0
  • Android
  • iOS

Pascal Bestebroer, the mind behind tiny indie studio OrangePixel is known for tight, finely-balanced action games that actually play well on a smartphone. His Metal Slug-inspired shooter Gunslugs is a better mobile experience than the official ports (and Dot Emu did a great job with those!), and Heroes of Loot...

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I'm not much of a sports guy, but if I had to pick a favorite sport it would be baseball. In fact, up until a few years ago I was rather a hardcore fan, attending many games each season and listening to the local nine on the radio every single day.

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Review: Puzzle Strike

03 Feb 2016 0
  • iOS

The fact that Grave has the same scowl as me is a co-incidence
David Sirlin makes interesting games. They might not be mainstream bestsellers but he manages to produce titles that seem simple on the surface but contain a depth of strategic options.

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Tsuro first came to my attention in my local game shop, as a group of gamers stroked their chins around an arrestingly beautiful abstract. It’s as though Go and Chess had a child. Seeing the game a few years later in Target surprised me--it’s not often that a brain-burning gamer’s...

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What's black and white and red all over?
When I first heard about The Westport Independent, I thought "Great! Lucas Pope's fleshed out that newspaper-editing jam game." It took me a moment to wrap my head around the fact that this wasn't an expanded version of...

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Review: TIS-100P

29 Jan 2016 0
  • iOS

For spoiler avoidance purposes, the code in these screenshots does not solve the problems.
TIS-100P, from developer Zachtronics of SpaceChem fame, offers similarly neuron-stretching puzzles without the overly friendly graphical interface. This game simulates finding an old computer and becoming obsessed with teaching yourself to program in...

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