A Month of Son

I used to write on the internet a lot, posting daily on my blog defective yeti and serving as a contributing editor for The Morning News.  I wrote about whatever interested me — books, movies, politics, board games — but my site was most often classified a "humor blog". It was crucial to Pigeonhole All Weblogs back then, so you'd know the Bloggy Awards

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Games: Dungeon Roll

playtested: Let’s get this out of the way: Dungeon Roll is a solitaire game ... But as solitaire game, it shines. I'm friends with Chris Darden, the designer of Dungeon Roll, so declined to review it myself for Playtest. This instead comes from Sandor Weisz, a.k.a. The Puzzler. When Sandy describes Dungeon Roll as a "solitaire game", it's not criticism in the same way

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Lord of the Rings

My son loves the playground. I sometimes joke that he enjoys monkey bars even more than I enjoy human bars. Actually, it’s truer to say that he loves playground equipment, regardless of where it’s found. When we installed a pull-up bar in our last home, it quickly became his favorite hangout, so to speak. Given a choice of activities, “hang

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PAX Impressions

Some brief thoughts on the games I learned at PAX. Alien Frontiers: I’ve heard a few raves about this worker-placement game, and jumped at the chance to give it a whirl during PAX. It is one of a number of newer worker-placement games that use dice as the workers, with the values determining what can be done with them. Along

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