The Family is All Here!

The Family is All Here!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Blog, Featured Articles, Game News | 1 comment

St. Louis, MO – February 24, 2015. Greater Than Games and Dice Hate Me Games, two respected publishers in the tabletop gaming industry, are proud to announce that, as of Thursday, February 26, they will be coming together as one publishing entity. While the structure of the companies may be changing, the quality of their products and customer service will not be. Greater Than Games has already been warehousing and shipping for both, and coming together as...

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The State of Games, Ep. 76: The One About the Fireside

The State of Games, Ep. 76: The One About the Fireside

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Game News, podcast, Random thoughts, Reviews | 1 comment

So, what to do – it’s the holiday season and we don’t want to be lost in the hubbub of every other podcast talking about games for the family gathered around the Christmas table. Then the bright idea struck – what about all those poor souls who lose power during a snowstorm for the holidays? Yeah, that’s the ticket! And, so, we put our stockinged heads together and came up with some of the best and brightest for when you don’t exactly...

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The 2014 Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide

The 2014 Dice Hate Me Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Media, Random thoughts, Reviews | 2 comments

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, my brain was a-stirring and so I took to my mouse! So my rhymes are not perfect but the season’s just right – these Dice Hate Me holiday gift picks will guide you alright! Ok, ok, enough with the cheesy rhymes; I don’t want all you Dear Readers to run off just yet, as there’s lots of fun in store in the 2014 edition of my favorite holiday tradition! Each year, I present this guide for...

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The State of Games, Episode 75: The One About BGGCon 2014

The State of Games, Episode 75: The One About BGGCon 2014

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Articles of Note, Conventions, Featured Articles, Media, Reviews, State of Games | 8 comments

Conventions are our bread and butter. These gatherings of geeks allow us to not only game and experience things that might pass us by a home, but also allow us to meet and greet an amazing variety of gaming personalities who all share in a similar passion. BGGCon is an amazing thing – a con dedicated solely to those of us who pepper our lives with board games and wish to share that experience with others. It’s a unique venue, and we’re here to share our...

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The State of Games, Episode 72 – The One About Making Good Decisions

The State of Games, Episode 72 – The One About Making Good Decisions

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Game News, State of Games | 3 comments

Making decisions can sometimes be hard, but when you make a really good decision, not much is more satisfying. In boardgames we all make decisions constantly – what to play, how to play, how to react when we get beat. But there are also a lot of decisions that are made outside of the game, during production, design, and publication. This podcast is about all of those decisions – good, bad, and downright ugly. Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:...

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A Sinfully-Delightful Masterpiece: The Road to Canterbury Review

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Featured Articles, Reviews | 8 comments

“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, and the peoeple dyd feast upon the lambs and slothes, and carp and anchovyes, and orangutans and breakfaest cyreals, and fruyt-bats…” - the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, paraphrased   Sometime in the late 14th Century, author, philosopher and alchemist Geoffrey Chaucer – having dutifully observed and soulfully absorbed the full folly and sin of...

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Great Odin’s Goat! A Trollhalla Review

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Articles of Note, Featured Articles, Reviews | 2 comments

Ahh, island life. Sipping coconut cocktails by the shore, dreaming of that cheeseburger in paradise, not a care in the world. The skies are a pearlescent blue, and the sea is cascading against the golden sands, while farther out dolphins frolic in the surf, the mammals a beautiful blur of grey that are suddenly driven away by hulking behemoths of wood and metal, pounding through the drink like drunken golems. And carrying trolls! Trolls, of all things! They’ll soon be...

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Alien Frontiers: The Best of All Worlds

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in Featured Articles, Reviews | 2 comments

As a lover and collector of so many games, it is sometimes difficult to decide whether a game is intriguing or entertaining simply because it offers players something unique. Alien Frontiers is one of those games that transcends doubt. The game is unique, to be sure, but after the first few rounds something rare and magical happens: there is a feeling of exhilaration, followed closely by the growing sense that all the pieces are quickly falling into place. Smiles spread as...

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Dice Hate Me at the Movies

Posted by on Oct 7, 2010 in Blog, Featured Articles | 11 comments

Everyone is familiar with the tired cliché that Hollywood is out of ideas. Many would argue that cliché is upheld magnificently when it comes to movies about licensed properties, particularly games, but every now and then someone gets it right. Video games are a matter wholly unto their own – for every miserable production like Doom and Super Mario Bros., we get a rare gem like Resident Evil. Board games are another matter entirely; with the exception of the...

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Inevitable: First Impressions

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Featured Articles, Reviews | 3 comments

Inevitable, by Jeremy P. Bushnell and Jonathan A. Leistiko, has a strange pedigree for a board game printed in 2010. It does not consist of flashy, over-produced cards, the rules are not distilled down to a 4-page leaflet, and it is filled with many, highly-geeky and often very obscure references to pop culture, cult films, underground comics, sci-fi and black comedies. It is rough around the edges, there is true grit in the crevices, and it almost feels as though it would...

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Alien Frontiers: A New World for Game Publishing

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in Featured Articles, Interviews | 0 comments

One of the biggest challenges for boardgame creators is getting that great idea from their minds to inside the stores so it can be put on the table. Traditionally, options have been limited: shop the game concept around to various large publishers in the hope that they will provide funding or self-publish a very small print run in the hopes of raising enough to support another edition. Recently, however, fledgling designers and publishers have found another alternative...

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The Pros and Cons of Cons

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in Blog, Conventions, Featured Articles | 2 comments

Ah, Summer. Tis the season of spray-on tans, silicon, shiny smiles and sparsely-clad young sprites – all crammed into hundreds of ten-foot cubicles, peddling the geekiest things on the planet. Yes, people, tis the season of the booth babe, and thus the season of the Cons. With Comic-Con kicking off its 40th year of grandiose festivities, I thought it was the perfect time to take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of some of geek culture’s greatest yearly...

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Shenanigans on a Sinking Sub

Shenanigans on a Sinking Sub

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Featured Articles, Reviews | 0 comments

It’s dark and cold on the old sub, and the sides creak from pressure while a bulkhead springs a leak. Fire spreads in the engine room and the crew scrambles, snuffing it as the reactor heats up. Hope seems lost until a hand cranks the emergency release and the sub surges along, peaceful for a moment – and for just a moment, the gnomes on board celebrate. Yes, gnomes. Red November is a delightful, cooperative board game from Fantasy Flight Games that pits you and up to seven...

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