Monthly Archives: March 2012

Armond White’s Latest Review Disappoints. Read It Anyway.

I have two objectives in this article:  1.  To keep you interested in film critique.  2.  To get you to read Armond White. White is the most universally reviled film critic writing today.  He’s a classically educated critic known for … Continue reading

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Missing the Mark?

Disclaimer:  This is not a formal review of either The Hunger Games books or the movie.  For the record, I LOVED this movie.  It’s first rate popcorn cinema.  I’d go see it again in a heartbeat.  However, my conscience will … Continue reading

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Carcassone: You make the board!

Ah, the simple joy of Carcassonne!  This was a game I was exposed to early on in my NBG career.  It gently introduces you to a few more common NBG concepts:  a customizable board, victory points, and a vaguely medieval … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride: a NBG for everyone

Ticket to Ride pushes the elasticity of the term ‘nerd’.  There’s really nothing objectively nerdy about this game.  It has a familiar theme:  charting railroad routes across the country.  Ticket to Ride is really one of the most casual Eurogames … Continue reading

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Nerdy Board Games – good social fun for the strategist in you

              I’ve broken down my friends’ post-college hobbies into three distinct activities.  With few exceptions, most all of my young adult friends currently participate in at least one of these activities. 1.  Photography – … Continue reading

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