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

Descent: The Road To Legend (Again)

I must start this post with an admission about my sordid gaming past: I Was A Teenage Dungeon Master. That’s right… for roughly three years “back in the day” I ran a rag-tag group of adventurers through a variety of … Continue reading

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The Dragon & Flagon (Game Review)

    Designers: Geoff, Brian & Sydney Englestein Publishers: Stronghold Games Players: 2-8 Time: 60-90 minutes Ages: 12+ Times Played:7 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   Hail and well met, young adventurer! Sit, grab a pint and let … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Game Review)

  Designers: Adrian Abela & David Chircop Publishers: Artipia Games & Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 60-90 minutes Ages: 12+ Times Played: 7 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   I’m not sure what fascinates us about “life-building” games. … Continue reading

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Dastardly Dirigibles (Game Review)

  Designers: Justin De Witt Publishers: Fireside Games Players: 2-5 Time: 60 minutes Ages: 8+ Times Played: 6 (with review copy provided by Fireside Games)   OK, let’s get this out of the way: the name of this game always … Continue reading

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Stellar Conflict – Taking Light Speed to Warp Speed (Game Review)

  Designers: James Ernest & Tom Jolly (Light Speed) Anastasios Grigoriadis & Konstantinos Kokkinis (developed Stellar Conflict) Publishers: Artipia Games & Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 10 minutes Ages: 10+ Times Played: 9 (with review copy of provided by Stronghold … Continue reading

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Bear Valley (Game Review)

  Designer: Carl Chudyk Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 2-6 Time: 15-30 minutes Ages: 8+ Times Played: 9 (with review copy of provided by Stronghold Games) Bears, bears, they got no cares Bears don’t drink from a cup Sharp teeth and … Continue reading

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Pandemic Legacy: The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of Games

  [Editor’s note – if you have not yet played the game, you can still read this review in its entirety.  There are no game-related spoilers included in this review, so you can rest assured that your experience of the … Continue reading

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Metro 2033: Breakthrough (Game Review)

Designer: Evegny Nikitin Publisher: Hobby World Players: 2-5 Time: 45 minutes (though I’d say it’s about 15 minutes per player) Ages: 12 Times Played: 4 (with review copy of provided by Hobby World) In my review of Rogue Agent last … Continue reading

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Survive: Space Attack (Game Review)

Designer: Julian Courtland-Smith… reimagined & redesigned by Geoff, Bryan & Sydney Englestein Publisher: Stronghold Games Players: 2-4 Time: 45 minutes Ages: 8+ Times Played: 7 (with review copy of provided by Stronghold Games) A long time ago in a collecting … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Marvel Dice Masters – The Amazing Spider-Man

Designer: Mike Elliott & Eric. M. Lang Publisher: WizKids Games Players: 2 (with more players possible with more starter sets) Time: 30 minutes Ages: 14+ (on the box – but my 10 year old does just fine with it) Times … Continue reading

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