Posts tagged with ‘games’

  • Players fight a basilisk across a paper RPG map.

    Stones Under Yetzin

    5 June, 2017

    Dan's been running a roleplaying campaign for a few friends, and now that campaign's got it's own blog (not...

  • Steer! An Experimental Canvas/Websocket Game

    28 April, 2017

    Left alone to look after a conference stand, Dan implements a browser-based video game prototype called Steer! in which...

  • Twee2 – Interactive Fiction Authoring for Geeks

    22 October, 2015

    To the complete lack of surprise of anybody who knows him, Dan found a single tiny flaw in a...

  • Post-It Minesweeper

    15 September, 2015

    Dan implements a computer program to help him make a Post-It-based version of a computer program. Then sticks it...

  • 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...

  • Cougar Town characters playing Penny Can.

    Movie Title Mash-Ups

    21 June, 2013

    Dan and Ruth spend the greatest part of an evening playing "Movie Title Mash-Up", the second-silliest social game to...

  • 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...

  • Counterfeit Monkey

    Counterfeit Monkey

    22 January, 2013

    Earlier this year, Dan played Emily Short's latest interactive fiction game, Counterfeit Monkey, and decided that it was among...

  • (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...

  • Bee, by Emily Short


    16 July, 2012

    Dan finally finds time to play Emily Short's new Varytale work, "Bee", and has some heartwarming things to say...

  • Fetch Quest

    27 March, 2012

    Dan muses on the nature of the "fetch quest" in video game RPGs, and how we as a culture...

  • Video Games I Have Been Playing – Part Two

    20 December, 2011

    Following up on his previous video games post, Dan finishes reviewing a handful of the games he's been playing...

  • Video Games I Have Been Playing – Part One

    15 December, 2011

    Having finally found some free time in his life, Dan plays Skrim (completing it in about 85 hours) and...

  • The Play

    25 October, 2011

    Dan posts a short review and recommendation of "The Play", a piece of hypertext interactive fiction entered into IFComp...

  • 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...

  • On This Day In 2004

    31 December, 2010

    Dan looks back to six years ago, when he and Paul argued about the usability of the Steam digital...

  • A Video Game Movie I’d See

    8 November, 2010

    Video game movies are notoriously bad, no matter how awesome the game that inspired them. Wing Commander took a...

  • Ruth & JTA’s Stag/Hen Party Weekend, Part I

    1 November, 2010

    With their wedding just around the corner, Ruth and JTA had a combined stag/hen party weekend, a couple of...

  • Civilization V Release Day

    21 September, 2010

    For those of you in the USA, at least, today is the release day for the much-anticipated Sid Meier’s...

  • Troma Night Adventure

    15 September, 2010

    Because I promised you some Aber-nostalgia. Do you remember the RockMonkey Wiki? Many years ago, Ruth bought the domain...

  • BiCon: The Game

    26 August, 2010

    I shan’t be at BiCon this year, but I thought I’d share with you all something that tickled me...

  • Troma Night 300

    12 April, 2010

    This Friday’s Troma Night will be Troma Night 300! It’s hard to believe how much time I’ve spent at...

  • Easter Egg Hunting, Gravity Hooking, and Geocachers You Might Know

    4 April, 2010

    This afternoon, like last year, we took the opportunity to spend Easter Sunday hiding one another’s Easter eggs in...

  • The 17 Blog Posts That Weren’t

    3 April, 2010

    It may come as a surprise to you that the stuff I write about on my blog – whether...

  • Zero Punctuation Reviews Duke Nukem Forever

    28 May, 2009

    And it’s a work of art. Go watch it.