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

Warp’s Edge: A Solo Gamer Review

In one of those weird twists of fate, I love board and card games with a science-fiction theme… but I don’t read a lot of science fiction books any more. (Back in high school, I devoured the first three Dune … Continue reading

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Nibbling on the Hand That Has Fed Me (My Musings on Hasbro & the HeroQuest reprint)

I have to come to realize that many of the things I write about board gaming now start with a decent chunk of personal history. This opinion piece (from, no surprise, an Opinionated Gamer) is no exception. Some of that … Continue reading

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Solo Gaming in the Time of Covid-19

I started doing a lot of solo gaming when my oldest son (and chief gamer buddy) left for college in August 2019. Even with him home during this extended time of quarantine, I’ve still been playing solo games. And with … Continue reading

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Unmatched: Battle of Legends: A Game System Review

Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One Plays: 50 Unmatched: Robin Hood vs Bigfoot Plays: 20 Unmatched: Cobble & Fog   Plays: 13 Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors Plays: 12 Unmatched: Bruce Lee Plays: 8 Playtesting Plays: 10 A … Continue reading

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Northgard (First Impressions)

I’m not sure if I’m showing my age and/or my relative immaturity here… but any time I play a game about Vikings, this is what pops into my head. So, let’s just start with a simple statement of truth. The … Continue reading

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Super-Skill Pinball 4-Cade: First Impressions

Designers: Geoff Englestein Publishers: WizKids Players: 1-4 Time: 20-40 minutes Times Played: 5 (with a promo copy published online by WizKids)  I’ve played a decent amount of pinball in my day. (Seriously, I’m 55 years old… I can remember the … Continue reading

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