How to fix Great Western Trail

How to fix Great Western Trail

Great Western Trail has a pacing problem. The board game developed by Austrian designer Alexander Pfister found an audience, some of whom claim it’s his best work, despite its objectively terrible cover. It came under fire for its inclusion of indigenous North...
Astra (Star-)Charts a New Direction for Mindclash

Astra (Star-)Charts a New Direction for Mindclash

For the past few weeks, i’ve been holding in a juicy secret like a youth group kid with a mouth full of marshmallows trying to say “chubby bunny.” i was approached by Mindclash Games to produce a How to Play video for their latest game, news of which...
500 Miles to Gen Con

500 Miles to Gen Con

When i returned from my first trip to Gen Con, i made no secret of the fact that it was a difficult, busy week in some of the craziest humidity and urban sprawl i’ve ever experienced. But a picture’s worth 1000 words, so here’s a thousand pictures...
5 First Impressions from Baby’s First Gen Con

5 First Impressions from Baby’s First Gen Con

i attended Gen Con, a gigantic board gaming convention in Indianapolis, for the first time this past week. Did i shoot any video? Of course i did. But it’ll take me a while to edit something together, and i wanted to capture my thoughts in inexpensive text,...
Why Return to Monkey Island is a Big Deal

Why Return to Monkey Island is a Big Deal

It was announced earlier this week that Return to Monkey Island was in development and slated to be released this year in 2022. Many of us Olds are rather excited about it, to put it mildly. If you can’t understand what all the fuss is about, i’m here to...
5 Familiar Things About Ryozen (And 1 Surprise)

5 Familiar Things About Ryozen (And 1 Surprise)

Ryozen is a new title from Tabula games on Kickstarter that blends time-tested ideas into something i haven’t seen before. Here is a roundup of five familiar elements the game plucks from the zeitgeist, and one way that i think it will uniquely surprise you. 1....