Elizabeth Krah

[Note: I have no experience with the iOS port of the original Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, and cannot personally speak to changes in the game first implemented in that port.] Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy series has produced some of the best music in video games, a fact which they capitalized on (as well as the 25th anniversary […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Fluxx is like your favorite collared shirt.  It’s a comfortable but enjoyable card game that allows you to multi-task, whether that means catching up with friends, playing a round while babysitting, or passing the time in the airport.  It’s the kind of game that doesn’t require much thought because it’s such a good fit.  Fluxx […]

  Brian Balduzzi

My boyfriend and I went searching for a two-player board game last weekend.  We were fine with a game that catered to more players, but we wanted to be sure that we could entertain just the two of us for each round lasting between 30 minutes to 1 hour.  We stumbled across Eureka! in Coolidge […]

  Joseph Woodward

If you’ve ever played another Telltale Games title, you already know what you’re in for with The Walking Dead Season Two: Amid the Ruins. What’s on the menu is an amazing penultimate episode with some amazing storytelling that tugs on the heartstrings of players and builds up to the story’s ultimate ending episode. Playing through […]

  Elizabeth Krah

Tomodachi Life is a 3DS life/social simulator game, released in North America this past June.  It is a sequel to the DS title Tomodachi Collection, which was never retailed outside of Japan.  In retrospect, that is unsurprising, as even the localized game comes off as a bit oddball, and very, very Japanese.  I would hazard […]

  Zach Drummer

If television shows and video games could be paired in the same manner that cheese and wines can be paired – and who even said that’s a thing – I’m fairly certain that I stumbled into an apex pairing of these two disparate entertainment forms. It would seem that True Detective goes quite nicely with […]

  Leeman Kessler

So one of the casualties of my new-found fatherhood has been my ability to easily round folks up to play games. People tend to like to congregate in the evening right around the time babies insist on going to bed. To make matters worse, I now have all this extra free time to read about […]

  Leeman Kessler

With babygeddon almost upon me, I have found it increasingly difficult to find the time to gather people and play games. There are just too many trips to Babies Я Us that need to take place and so I am left looking at a wall of board games and trying to figure out which ones will provide […]

  Leeman Kessler

Dear Nine year old Leeman, shut up, put down those Battle Beasts for five minutes and heed my tidings from the future.  No, I’m not here to give you stock tips nor do I possess a dog-eared sports almanac but I do have wonders to share.  You know that board game you inherited from your […]

  Leeman Kessler

“Mommy Mommy!” “What is it, little Andreas?” “I want to play a game!” “What kind of game, my darling?” “One where I can help develop the postal infrastructure of 16th century Bavaria!” “…” While such a conversation may or may not have taken place in the Seyfarth household, it should have because the end result […]

  Leeman Kessler

Since Bill Watterson coined the term “Calvinball” it has acted as a remarkable reference point for chaotic games where the rules constantly change and the players are kept on their toes.  I have played a handful of games where planning was impossible and flexibility was the key to victory although the victory itself seemed so […]

  Leeman Kessler

I have a confession to make:  I killed Neil Gaiman.  Well, technically a robot killed Neil Gaiman with a giant laser but I still feel largely responsible.  The whole affair has me really shaken up.  I mean, it wasn’t just Colonel Gaiman; I lost Captain Pratchett, Lieutenant McMaster-Bujold, and my top Marksman, HP Lovecraft.  They […]

  David McClelland

It’s a muggy summer night in Kentucky. The darkened farmhouse on the hill recedes into the blackness, and while hurrying down the gravel path to the road below, the sounds of singing frogs and hooting owls are slowly drowned out by a bluegrass band playing on the porch of a nearby farm. I stop for a moment […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

I did not want to play this game when I heard about it. I am still fairly new to the gaming community, so a game that touts itself as being extremely difficult did not excite me. After watching my far more experienced roommate die repeatedly, in what appeared to be an utterly futile adventure, I […]

  David McClelland

As a rule, video games don’t age well. The mechanics become clunky when compared to modern titles, graphics start to look muddy, and budget voice actors sound even cheesier. All of these criticisms apply to 2000’s Deus Ex, and yet the game remains oddly compelling: there’s a popular meme that states that every time you […]

  Tom Farndon

When I was a kid, I used to love watching Blade Runner on my old VHS player. I’d come home from school, work on a Gundam model, and immerse myself in 2 hours of sci-fi bliss. The dystopian noir future of mankind was bleak, but hey, it had Harrison Ford, which was enough for me. […]