Games: Ca$h ‘n Gun$

3 06 2011

Have you ever seen Reservoir Dogs? Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 modern gangster flick is a classic of the genre – mostly because of he classic stand-off sequence. You just can’t beat the pure iconic imagery of it: guys in suits aiming guns at each other in a stalemate.

Well, the fun thing with board games is that you can do a lot of things with it – and one of them is to simulate that stand off. That’s where Ca$h ‘n Gun$  comes in.

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On The Shelf: Twilight Struggle

3 06 2011

“Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle…”
– John F. Kennedy

The Cold War’s long behind us, yet it still resonates in global culture. Comprising near half-a-century, it seems like it would be impossible to simulate into a board game. However, it’s been done and done well. Let me introduce Twilight Struggle!

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