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Posts tagged ‘board games’

We can try to understand

February 27th, 2020

The Kid loves boardgames, but it’s a love tempered by a short attention span and dislike of complicated rules. Once an explanation pushes past a single paragraph or half-minute of explanation, her eyes glaze over and she abruptly changes the subject. Part of it is typical teen bullshit and part of it stems from her […]

That feudal feeling

November 21st, 2017

The North Woburn apartment where I lived as a kid was cramped, but it didn’t lack bookshelf space. Nearly every room — with the exception of the bathroom — had at some place set aside for the large number of books my family owned. The enclosed back porch which doubled as a laundry area and […]

While the licensed toy comics of the 1980s could technically qualify as “advertainment, allergist ” the mechanics of that marketing relationship ran inverse to the how such works are commonly understood. It wasn’t a matter of a popular medium promoting playthings as it was popular playthings being used to help prop up an industry suffering […]

Losers and losers

January 24th, 2012

Hey, disease kids! Are you ready for the pointless distraction that’s sweeping a paralyzed nation? It’s Lobby, the legislative boardgame that’s fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Based on the zany antics of our real-life legislators, Lobby lets players choose a role from a variety of congressional roles! Which will YOU be? The vacillating center-leftist […]

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