Events Beyond My Control

Events Beyond My Control

A couple of recent gaming experiences have had me thinking about some of my less loved mechanisms. Not too long ago, I played Small World with the Tales and Legends expansion for the first time, and also had a first encounter with the card game Space Beans. Each proved less than enjoyable for me. Here’s why: Small World: … Continue reading

Three Gaming Resolutions for 2013

Three Gaming Resolutions for 2013

No preamble, just ideas: 1. Focus on limited number of games and systems. I’m relatively content about the frequency with which I buy new items: in 2012 I tended to buy a large new game roughly once every three months (making public declarations that I didn’t intend to buy a big new game until, say, … Continue reading

The New Year Hit Parade

The New Year Hit Parade

Hello, hello! It’s New Year, which means I feel inclined to suspend a self-imposed rule against passing off lists as worthwhile material. After all, the first full calendar year of Painted Wooden Cubes has just finished, which means juicy stats to ogle. The most read pieces on the site were all broader articles, rather than game reviews. … Continue reading