Author Archives: Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

About Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, boardgamer, writer, Legomaniac, Disneyphile, voted most likely to have the same Christmas wish list at age 44 as he did at age 14

My Top Five Kid Games… A Decade Ago

Back in the first decade of this century (c. 2009), I published a list of my top 100 kid games… and while I’d quibble with some of my choices now, I think the extensive writing I did on the state … Continue reading

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Solo Gaming 2021: The End of the Year Edition

I’ve written a good bit about my solo gaming over the last couple of years, both for the Opinionated Gamers and for my personal blog… …so I decided that I’d continue that trend into 2021 by doing a solo gaming post every four … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2021

For the last decade or so, I’ve intermittently published my Best New (to me!) Games list each year… and, when I missed a year or two, added the missing lists to the most recent post. Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading

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“Transform & Roll Out!” – First Impressions of the Transformers Deck-Building Game

Sadly, I was past the age of childish enjoyment in 1984 to be totally stoked (ha) about the appearance of toy vehicles that transformed into giant robot mechs… and the less said about the visually stunning but utterly vapid Michael … Continue reading

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Scribbling Furiously: A Review of D&D: Dungeon Scrawlers – Heroes of Undermountain

When I (Mark) was a DM (Dungeon Master to those uninitiated in the Deep Magic of role-playing games) – which, let’s be clear, was a very long time ago – I carried around a pad of graph paper in my … Continue reading

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Pinball Wizard, Part Deux: A Review of Super-Skill Pinball: Ramp It Up!

Nobody trusts anyone, or why did they put tilt on a pinball machine? Steve McQueen Almost two years ago, I regaled you (our faithful readers) with tales of old-fashioned arcades and my relative lack of expertise at pinball… and I … Continue reading

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