Sunday, January 15, 2012

Unpub 2 Recap

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Yesterday myself and many others trekked out to Dover, Delaware for John Moller of Cartrunk Entertainment's Unpub 2; a convention featuring unpublished board games presented by the designers.

As a designer, it was a day to get feedback for my own game.. but as a board game fan, it was a day to try out new things. Some that I've been reading all about online recently (VivaJava, Princes of the Dragon Throne), and others to discover for the very first time (Wartime, Fat, Pond Farr).

Click through the jump for my full recap of the days events.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten Games of 2011

I bought a lot of games in 2011. There are killer games that are obviously missing from my list and I either: own them and haven't played them yet (Yomi, Ascending Empires, Discworld: Ankh Morpork), want them, but haven't seen them at retail (A Few Acres of Snow, Food Fighters, Flash Point: Fire Rescue), or I just don't know anything about them at all (is Eclipse some kind of Twilight game?).

But instead of those games, these are the top  2011 games that I played and loved. For some reason, these kept coming back to the table. Some were due to the amazing concept behind the game, and others were for the quality of the design and components. And in the end, all of them were a lot of fun.

Here are my top 10 board games of 2011.