Shooting from the hand – A Motion Pictures review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. Motion Pictures is a deckbuilder that hides its genre, by very carefully and precisely paring down everything that’s become accepted about deckbuilders: hand size, shuffling, discards, scoring. It is in a way a haiku … More Shooting from the hand – A Motion Pictures review

Life is like a box of cookies – A review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. Ahh, cookies. Everybody loves cookies. It’s an immutable law of physics: people love cookies. Soft or crumbly. Chocolate or nut. More or less. But have you ever really thought about the care and skill … More Life is like a box of cookies – A review

Insert Obscure Pop Reference Here – A Hein? review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. It’s not always easy to review a game. Sometimes it’s because you’re too dense to figure it out, even after reading the rulebook twenty times. Sometimes it’s because putting the undeniable strengths and the … More Insert Obscure Pop Reference Here – A Hein? review

By Which We Measure Our Pain – An Inspire: Works of Mercy review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. When I stumbled over Inspire: Works of Mercy in my preparation for Spiel 2016 I was intrigued by the hook of the game: you go out to help people in need. Not in a … More By Which We Measure Our Pain – An Inspire: Works of Mercy review

Georgios Draws First Blood – Star Trek: Ascendancy

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. There are many ways for a game to achieve greatness. It can have rules so refined and precise that they seem impossibly simple and effective (Flamme Rouge). Its design can boldly break new ground … More Georgios Draws First Blood – Star Trek: Ascendancy

Eenie Meanie Miney Moe – A Covenant/El Pacto review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. Now that we are about to firmly plant our feet in this post-truth society, we’re reminded of the many tasks that will provide entirely new challenges to us. Like deducing the culprit of a … More Eenie Meanie Miney Moe – A Covenant/El Pacto review

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – A Come to Fishing Village review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. Hello and welcome to our little village by the sea. Thank you for visiting. We have much that is promising here. Like a thriving fishing industry spearheaded by some of our most talented and … More Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – A Come to Fishing Village review

I have a Honshu you will like this game – A review

This review was originally posted on the website of the Perfect Information podcast. It has been reposted here for archival purposes. A few years ago board gaming as we know it, i.e. Western European designs in their various forms and shapes, was subtly but profoundly disrupted by the arrival of a new school of thought in … More I have a Honshu you will like this game – A review