#1 Back to the Future: Cockroachs, Minions and Munchkins

I started this blog 4 years ago, and since then I’ve played a couple hundred more board games. Have my feelings towards the games I’ve played changed? And where do they sit in The List?

Today we’ll be going right back and ranking the first games I reviewed for the site:

  • Cockroach Poker
  • Munchkin
  • Power Grid
  • Hanabi
  • Mechs vs Minions
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Welcome to The List!

All hail Jimmy Neutron. I’ve had a brain blast.

As both a terrible programmer, and board game enthusiast. I like lists. I like big lists, and tiny little baby lists. So what should a list lover do? Maybe create a list?

I’m going to rank my collection of games, on a semi-regular basis. Providing my woefully witty commentary along the way. Each game will be ranked on the day, but then added to a mega-list.

What I love about this idea is that I get away from the concept of board games being good, or bad, or great. As to be honest, most board games I play are good, but if you keep saying games are good you’re not really providing context around how good it is. A list will force me to make hard decisions, while also giving you context around how good I think a game is.

Brilliant, right?

You can see my work so far by going to The Board Game List. Which is also accessible from the navigation bar at the top. And if you’re back to this page, and realise that all the game reviews are missing. That’s because they have been move to their own pages, check them out here:

The Bloody Inn is Hotel California the board game

How good is your Borat impression?

The Bloody Inn, released in 2015, is an engine/murder machine builder that lets you recreate the hotel from Les Miserables.

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A New Years Message From Me To You

Happy Holidays!

I just finished shaving off my holiday hair, and setting my alarm for the first time in two and a half weeks. Demoralizing!

I hope (if you celebrate it) you had a good Christmas, and a great new year! What are your board game related resolutions?

For me, it’s to stop buying so much, learn and play the games I own, and get rid of the guff! A lot harder than it sounds.

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Kick Destiny in the Teeth with Dice Forge

Have you ever played dungeons and dragons and wanted to change the odds of your next roll? Instead of rolling a 20-sided die, roll a die with 20 on all sides?

Well come into my dark alleyway, because I have the game for you.

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Enter my mind to find thoughts on Cerebria

The first thing you think of when someone describes Cerebria is the movie Inside Out. They both take place in someone’s brain, and both have cute personifications of emotions. But that’s where the comparison stops, because one is targeted at young people and families, and the other is Cerebria.

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Flesh and Blood – A FABulous new TCG

Flesh and Blood is a lot like wrestling.

Not the type with pompous introductions or the ridiculous larger than life characters. It’s Olympic wrestling. Two people using their brute strength to grapple and pin each other. Using everything to gain a slight advantage but one slip in technique, or a loss in concentration is all it takes to lose.

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Boardgame News?? – 02/11/2019

If you’ve thought me absentminded over the last three weeks you’d be right. Between the Rugby World Cup, and the League of Legends World Championship I’ve been drained. It also didn’t help that all the teams I’ve been following got knocked out early.

So, I haven’t been following the board game news too closely.

Until today.

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