Posts tagged with ‘board games’

  • A hanged man being quartered by his executioner.

    The Hardest Hangman

    15 December, 2013

    What's the hardest possible word to guess in Hangman? Many have wondered, but Dan felt the need to find...

  • Monopoly (British Edition) in its current branding

    What’s Wrong With Monopoly?

    3 April, 2013

    Monopoly enjoys cult status and a massive following the world over, yet it's one of the worst imaginable board...

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    Non-transitive Games

    23 March, 2013

    Dan learns about non-transitive games, writes a program to calculate the probabilities of winning a non-transitive dice game, and...

  • (Veggie) haggis stovie (in a mug), a bowl of oatcakes, and a pint of beer.

    Edinburgh 2012 – Day Four

    22 August, 2012

    Dan, Ruth and JTA trek out to Leith and get very wet. And play disappointing board games. But they...

  • Matthew and Katherine cut the cake in the garden of the Quaker Meeting House.

    Three Parties

    17 August, 2012

    After three consecutive weekends of parties, it's no wonder than Dan's so tired. Andy's birthday, Earth's Summer Party, and...

  • My Very Excellent Liz Just Brought Us Sixteen Pizzas

    11 January, 2012

    Dan saw in the New Year, highly intoxicated, in Macclesfield at the house of his friends Liz and Simon....

  • Instead Of Blogging…

    1 August, 2011

    In a declaration of 'blog bankruptcy', Dan lists all of the topics that he'd hoped to have blogged about...

  • Spirit of the Century

    27 June, 2011

    Dan and the other Earthlings play "Spirit of the Century", a roleplaying game set in the style of the...

  • Apples To Alternative Vote

    4 May, 2011

    The Earthlings invent a new and topical variant on board game Apples To Apples, to commemorate the upcoming Alternative...

  • The Board Games Are Breeding

    1 May, 2011

    While taking a break from coding to pack boxes in anticipation of the Earthlings' upcoming house move, Dan realises...

  • The Game Disbalancer

    5 August, 2010

    Coming to an Arkham Horror game near you… never. Click for large-o-vision. You know, I think that having this...

  • Offshore Oil Strike

    15 July, 2010

    The Metro have a fabulous article about this board game: Yes, it’s a game about drilling for oil using...

  • Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used To Be

    27 March, 2010

    It’s been a bit of a day for nostalgia. It started even before I woke up, when I was...

  • Jimmy, Start Your Engine

    25 February, 2009

    Here’s a photo I took this afternoon especially for Jimmy: It’s a pity he won’t be around this weekend...

  • Board Games Making A Comeback This Christmas

    14 December, 2004

    Board games are making a comeback this Christmas, reports the BBC. That’s interesting news. So go “Have Your Say”...

  • I’m Still In Aber. Yay.

    30 March, 2004

    [this post has been partially damaged during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004, and it has been...

  • Parcel Of Goodies

    1 December, 2003

    [this post was lost during a server failure on Sunday 11th July 2004; it was recovered on 21st March...