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

Hot Takes: Mark, Ted and John’s Weekend O’Games!

For the last couple of years, I’ve had the privilege of traveling across a couple of states to join game designer Ted Cheatham (City Square Off, Captain Clueless) and John Palaygi in a 4 day gaming weekend. The last two … Continue reading

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Procrastination Corner: A Plethora of Mini-Reviews from Mark “Fluff Daddy” Jackson

Jefe: We have many beautiful piñatas for your birthday celebration, each one filled with little surprises! El Guapo: How many piñatas? Jefe: Many piñatas, many! El Guapo: Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of piñatas? Jefe: A what? … Continue reading

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Burning Down The (Forest): Reviewing Hotshots

  Designer: Justin de Witt Publishers: Fireside Games Players: 1-4 Time: 60 minutes (I think this is long… our games last 30-45 minutes) Ages: 10+ Games Played: 14 (with a review copy provided by Fireside Games)   I grew up … Continue reading

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Fast Forward from Friedemann Friese – A Triple Review

  Designer: Friedemann Friese Publishers: 2F and Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 (Fear), 2-4 (Fortress), 1-4 (Flee) Time: 15 minutes (Fear & Fortress), 75-90 minutes (Flee) Ages: 12+ Games Played: 7 (Fear), 4 (Fortress), 3 (Flee)… all with review copies provided … Continue reading

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Flamme Rouge

Designer: Asger Harding Granerud Publishers: Lautapelit.fi & Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 8+ Games Played: 9 (with a review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   My ability to speak French is nicht sehr guht. Yes, I know … Continue reading

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Delve – Here’s a Game… Let’s Review It

  Designer: Richard Launius & Pete Shirey Publishers: Indie Board & Card Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45-60 minutes Ages: 14+ (my 12 year old does just fine) Games Played: 4 (with a review copy provided by Indie Board & Card … Continue reading

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10 Questions + 1 About Jump Drive

  Designer: Tom Lehmann Publishers: Rio Grande Games Players: 2-4 Time: 10-30 minutes (if this is taking you 30 minutes, you’re playing it wrong) Ages: 13+ (10+ is a better guess) Games Played: 19   People have questions about Tom … Continue reading

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Mole Rats in Space (Game Review)

          Designer: Matt Leacock         Publishers: Peaceable Kingdom         Players: 2-4         Time: 10-30 minutes (if this is taking you 30 minutes, you’re playing it wrong)         Ages: 7+         Games Played: 8 (with a review copy provided by Peaceable Kingdom) I could only assume/guess/surmise … Continue reading

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Best New (to me!) Games of 2016

Top ten lists are difficult – especially when I don’t get to play some of the “big new games” for 6 months to a year after they’re released… so a few years back, I listed my Best New (to me!) Games … Continue reading

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5 Questions About Fields of Green (Game Review)

Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis Publishers: Artipia Games/Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes Ages: 12+ Games Played: 5 (with a review copy)   Q: Farming? Again?! Yes, farming. At least it’s not zombies and/or a nearly themeless business engine-building game. (I’m … Continue reading

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