Hoth (1982)

Tsukuda Hobby’s Hoth is a 1982 design from Atsutoshi Okada, who was prolific during the heyday of Japanese wargames in the 1980s. Okada designed a host of mech fighting games based on the hit manga TV series Mobile Suit: Gundam. You can check out my brief look at his 1981 …

Fiddler’s Green

I will come clean here. I am a fiddler and I need to stop. And so should you, my fellow fiddlers. What I mean by “fiddling” is the designer’s compulsion to make minor adjustments to a game when it is nearly ready – or much worse – already submitted for …

Risky Business

If there’s anything that recent world events have shown, there is always the chance that some random element is going to come and ruin your day. Life, as they say, is a dangerous business. Some days you wake up and go to work. Other days, the warehouse down at the …

At a Glance: Agricola

Agricola from Hollandspiele Games is a solitaire design from Tom Russell released in 2016 from the fledgling company run by Tom and Mary. I’ve never played a Hollandspiele Game before so I was really excited to get my hands on this one. Agricola lets the player take on the role …

Happy New Year!

  Late last month, I made all the books from 2017 available in a single volume. At first, I was honestly tempted to stop writing the series at this point and just put the offering there for anyone who wanted to read and enjoy the series. Looking back over the …