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 57 as he did at age 7

Six (Possibly) Wonderful Things for the Beginning of August

It’s the middle of GenCon… which, in the world of board games, can be an exciting time as new games are announced and discoveries are made in the labyrinthian halls of the dealer’s rooms. But you don’t have to head … Continue reading

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Return to “Return to Dark Tower” – A OG Re-Review

“…the fact that my son & I played it five times in the first 2 1/2 days ought to tell you something…” What follows is a re-examination of my original review of Restoration Games’ Return to Dark Tower… with 14 … Continue reading

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No Such Thing As Too Many Games…

…when you get to hang out with friends for a weekend. A long weekend. From Wednesday evening to mid-Sunday afternoon, I enjoyed the hospitality of Dale Yu (the grand poobah of the Opinionated Gamers) and enjoyed the company of two … Continue reading

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Through the Hours: A Gaming History (Revisited)

Like I wrote yesterday, some of us here on the OG have been playing games for a long time. Really – a very long time. So, what follows is a historical list of the game I’ve spent the most time … Continue reading

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Through the Years: A Gaming History (Revisited)

Some of us here on the OG have been playing games for a long time. Personally, my history as a gamer pre-dates the release of Terraforming Mars (2016), Dominion (2008), Carcassonne (2000), Catan (1995), Magic: The Gathering (1993), Talisman (1983), … Continue reading

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“Let’s Ride” – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns… A Solo Game Review

There has been a recent trend of pop culture IP (intellectual property) being used as themes for board and card games – and not just the usual re-skins of classic games. (I will admit to being intrigued by the Minions/Despicable … Continue reading

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