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House rules and accessibility

The Accessibility of House Rules

Continuining our occasional series of posts about the AXSchat we conducted a few months ago I want to address another of the uniformly great questions asked during the Twitter chat that followed the interview.

Question five:  Being able to select a difficulty level is a well-known accessibility benefit of digital games. …

Telestrations (2009)

What is the thing you enjoy least about tabletop gaming?  No, not the cost.  No, not the logistics of getting people together of evening.  No, not the fact every time you mention it people look at you like you’ve revealed some dark and twisted sexual kink.  God, stop it –…

Tides of Madness (2016)

Do you like the idea of Sushi Go but find it a little too twee?  Does the idea of drafting a delicious meal leave you feeling emotionally malnourished?    Do you still have a bit of room for Lovecraft in your already-diet?   In the buffet of franchises that have been aggressively…

Mindful Jargon

Mindful Jargon

How might you describe your favourite board game?   Mine is Chinatown, and if I was trying to explain what it was I might say something like:

‘Chinatown, right… it’s like… well, imagine… no, wait.  Hang on.  It’s like… a pure negotiation game with economic set collection and tile-based area control, except…