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

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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Castle Panic: Engines of War (expansion review)

Designer: Justin De Witt Publisher: Fireside Games Players: 1-6 Ages: 12+ Playing Time: 60 minutes Review by Mark Jackson on a review copy provided by Fireside Games (4 plays with Engines of War, 5 plays with The Dark Titan, 13 plays … Continue reading

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La Granja: No Siesta! (Game Review)

  Designers: Andreas “ode” Odendahl Publishers: Stronghold Games Players: 1-4 Time: 30-45 minutes Ages: 10+ Times Played:5 (with review copy provided by Stronghold Games)   I wanted to start this review by making some kind of sweeping pronouncement about the … Continue reading

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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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