Isle of Monsters: Review

Switching things up today, Fairway’s son (age 9) laments that his dad hasn’t reviewed Mayday Games’ Isle of Monsters. So, he takes things into his own hands and writes the following review of this Kickstarter delivery. Presented with very limited editing [ed. how is that different than any other post?].

San Ni Ichi: Review

Hi-ya! For whatever reason, Fairway realized has a real dearth of martial arts games in his collection. That’s why his interest was really piqued when he saw San Ni Ichi. Today, he finds out whether he’s got what it takes to be a ninja master in today’s review. 

Fairway Thoughts: Grove’s Bag Building

Today, Fairway reflects on the very clever “Bag Building” game mechanism used by co-contributors Steven Aramini and Dan Letzring in their upcoming Kickstarter game, Groves. This peculiar variation on the common deck-building or deck-optimization mechanisms results in some fantastic game play. So fantastic, it’s worth exploring in a bit more detail.

Fairway Thoughts: How to get the best possible review

Fairway regularly hangs out in the chat on The Game Crafter. A very common question from new designers is how to get your new game reviewed. It’s a common question on game design groups on Facebook too.  Those discussion often answer the “who” question, which quickly devolves to linking to this list of reviewers. What doesn’t really get answered is: how to get the “best” review of your new game or your upcoming, crowd-funded game. 

The Captain is Dead: Review

Fairway boldly goes where a whole bunch of other people have already gone. However, since AEG recently released a mass produced version of The Captain is Dead, Fairway thought he’d take the time and review The Captain is Dead: TOPOD version.  That is “The Original Print on Demand” version he picked up from The Game Crafter.