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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 4)

A few more game nights, a few more snapshots. With a year under our belt, let’s take a brief look at the highs and lows of 2017. I’ve now played 63 titles from 2017. Of those, I rate eight of … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2019 (Part 2)

We’re well into our Essen Review weekend now, where there are no clocks in the room nor windows to the outside world, only windows into our souls. And our souls here are saying if you want to consistently play good … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2019 (Part 1)

This year [2018] I played 721 games in 311 titles, 187 of which were new to me (beating my previous record of 150). Slightly over 60%. The big hitters were:Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (55)Gloomhaven (35)Mystic Vale (33) … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 19)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 19) {Editor’s note – we are sticking with the new numbering system which we finally started to use in November – Next year, we’ll do it right and start with 2019, Part 1.} Now that I’ve finished managing my most recent election, it’s back to real life. Meaning games! These actually managed to get done in the odd spare times between bouts of democracy wielding, … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 18)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots –2018 (Part 18) Have I mentioned recently how much love Gloomhaven generates around here. It’s still going strong. Replay on Pulsar 2849 has confirmed my liking, and my Thursday night crew have declared it the best … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – 2018 (Part 16) (Let’s move to a new naming convention for this ongoing series so we can move articles around the calendar without hassling about title changes. World-changing, I know.) We happened to pull out … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – September 2018 (Part 1)

This month has featured a bunch of play-testing on a trick-taking game I’ve designed. It feels close now and I’m really happy with it. It’s certainly feels publishable, and I’ll probably start bandying it around after blind-playtesting is done. It … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 2)

  Gloomhaven continues to rule the roost (we’ve just hit prosperity level 4), but Spirit Island is giving it a run for its money, racking up 11 plays in just a few months with no sign of interest abating in … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 1)

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – August 2018 (Part 1) Gloomhaven and Pandemic Legacy Season 2 continue apace, unfazed by any competition that new games might throw up. Spirit Island continues to hit the table – I’ve played all bar one … Continue reading

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Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – July 2017

Patrick Brennan: Game Snapshots – July 2017 Our sojourn into the Pathfinders: Wrath of the Righteous campaign is facing imminent abandonment. In the same way that each turn feels the same as the previous turn (flip a card and roll … Continue reading

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