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Geekly Speaking About… “Girl with a Heart Of”

In the ongoing debate on whether or not video games can be art, one of the lynchpins is that art is supposed to have or reflect a statement about the world, pose questions about it, and elicit reactions to it. There are major releases like Heavy Rain which embody this type of marriage between video […]

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Snark Busters: All Revved Up

SNARK BUSTERS: ALL REVVED UP (Alwar Games) Snark: testy or irritable; short. Combination of “snide” and “remark”. Sarcastic comment(s). A fictional animal in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. Who I recommend this for: Casual gamers who like hidden object games. Who should not play this: Anyone who thinks casual games are a plight on the video game industry […]

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 10:30 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Let’s Demo! Hector: Badge of Carnage

Some of you may know my hard-on for Tell Tale Games: they are, in no small part, responsible for the resurgence of adventure games, and their recent announcement that they have the rights to make a new King’s Quest game was one of the few things that have made me squeal with delight. While some people are […]

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 10:00 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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My Weekend with the 3DS

Two things I’ve learned: I am really, really awful at Super Street Fighter IV and the 3DS is, overall, pretty damn awesome. I picked the system up on Friday on a bit of a whim. A local store had pre-orders that hadn’t been picked up in proper time, so I stopped by and snagged one […]

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 10:59 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Back of the Box: Castle Ravenloft

What do you get when you remove the role playing from D&D 4th edition, and include a nifty exploration mechanic, and set it in one of the coolest settings in all of D&D-dom? You get  the newest board game from Wizards of the Coast. Should You Buy This Game?

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 16:42 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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This is How I Roll: Vampire: The Masquerade

I was thinking of a Halloween appropriate RPG to review, something to embody all the macabre of the season. To me, the first thing that came to mind was the World of Darkness setting. From its inception, WoD has captured the dark, angst ridden, heroin chic culture of the 90s. And nothing exemplifies 90’s zeitgeist […]

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 09:24 by Adrienne Ryan · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Back of the Box: Twilight (yes… Twilight)

Twilight exists in many forms: books, movies, posters, blankets… and board games. For a bit of a change, instead of telling you what it’s like to play this game, I will show you: (from This is a video of m brother, his friends, and myself, “playing” the Twilight board game. Let me give you […]

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 17:50 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Back of the Box: Werewolves of Millers Hollow

This is another game that crosses the line between Board Game and Role Playing Game, so I was debating not reviewing it, and leaving it for “This is How I Roll,” but just because it has no board and requires its players to act out roles doesn’t mean it’s wrong for this column either. For […]

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 14:44 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · 2 Comments
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This is How I Roll: Don’t Rest Your Head review

Don’t Rest Your Head Designed by Fred Hicks Published by Evil Hat Productions Gaming accoutrement: a shit ton of D6s (red, white, and black specifically: the sad colors) 2 bowls, one light one dark coins of any denomination a wahmbulance Don’t Rest Your Head, a psychological horror RPG published by Evil Hat Productions, seems 1 […]

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 21:09 by Adrienne Ryan · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Back of the Box: Arkham Horror

H.P. Lovecraft, to me, has always been the Tolkien of horror. He excels at making the perfect mood, with carefully described images that stick in your head… if you can get through the writing. While not nearly as encyclopedic as Tolkien’s books, it’s still very dense. For that reason I lost much geek cred by […]