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Board Games With Nathan

  1. Board Games with Nathan #6

    Have no fear. Have no fear. You will be killed right away. - They Might Be Giants Cooperative games are a great way to spend an evening together. Since the entire group wins together or loses together it is a great way to have the fun of a strategic boardgame without the stress or hard feelings of direct competition. They're...
  2. Board Games with Nathan #5

    “You spin me right round baby, right round!” – Dead or Alive One of the most popular genres of boardgame is the worker placement game. In them players assign workers to various game spaces, each of which provides a different result. Some provide resources, some allow you to spend resources for other benefits, some adjust player order, etc. Usually these...
  3. Board Games with Nathan #4

    “Pop quiz, hotshot! What do you do?” – Speed Growing bored of waiting in the ghost house for Pac-Man to show up, Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde decide to play a rousing game of MacGuffin. It’s the last round, and the score stands with Inky at 100, Pinky at 99, Blinky at 75, and Clyde at 60 because Clyde sucks...
  4. Board Game Review with Jay Larsen

    Power Grid is the pinnacle of economic board games. It is my favorite board game. The premise of the game is simple: you are a fledgling power company that is expanding the cities that your company covers. You must expand your power grid into new cities, buy new power plants at auction to power your cities, and buy resources to...
  5. Board Games with Nathan #3

    “All the world will be your enemy, prince with a thousand enemies.” - The Great Frith From 1984 to 1986 Milton Bradley released a series of wargames called The Gamemaster Series. And while all five of these games are worth playing, only one of them was a massive enough hit to not only remain in print for years, but also...
  6. Board Games With Nathan #2

    About the author: Nathan Hoffmann is a host of the Crippled System podcast, judge for Privateer Press, and a Renaissance Man that plays a wide range of games.  He will be contributing a weekly post about board games. "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take...
  7. Board Games with Nathan #1

    Editor: Nathan Hoffmann is a host of the Crippled System podcast, judge for Privateer Press, and a Renaissance Man that plays a wide range of games.  He will be contributing a weekly post about board games. "We lied to each other so much that in nothing we trust" - Megadeth Ever since the days of Nine Men's Morris, Senet, and Tablut...

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