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[Card.Board.Box.] #26: The Voyages of Marco Polo Review

July 6th, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

I love it when a game comes along and surprises me.[...]

[Card.Board.Box.] #25: Taste Them Again for the First Time

June 22nd, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

There are a large number of games released in the last ten years or so that missed their window of opportunity. They were released just a bit too soon, and disappeared before the now vastly increased numbers of board-game playing folks got to experience their wonders.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX.] #24: BEST OF 2014 PT2 - BOARD GAMES

February 2nd, 2015

Published by: Paul Butler

Happy New Year everyone. I hope that you all had a safe and fun holiday season. As we say goodbye to 2014, that means it's time for me to run down the best board game releases of the year. I've already given you my list of Card Games, Role-Playing Games and more which can be found in [Card.Board.Box.] #23.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX.] #23: BEST OF 2014 PT1 - RPGS, CARD GAMES, AND MORE

December 10th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

It's that time again. Time for me to list the best releases of the year over the course of two entries of [Card.Board.Box.] and to pretend that anyone out there cares what I think. 2014 was a banner year on a lot of fronts, with plenty of reasons to be happy about this hobby that we all share. Without further rambling on my part, here's a few of those reasons that I think are really worthy of your notice.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX.] #22: HYPERBOREA REVIEW

October 16th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

It's one of those years. One in which we, as board gamers, are downright spoiled for great games, all being released seemingly right on top of one another. In just the last few weeks we've seen Five Tribes, Abyss, Lords of Xidit and The Battle of Five Armies.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #21: A REQUIEM FOR WARHAMMER FANTASY ROLEPLAY 3E

September 14th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

So it's come to this. As should be a surprise to no one, early in August Fantasy Flight Games announced . . .[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #20: THE DARKENING OF MIRKWOOD (THE ONE RING RPG) REVIEW

May 10th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

When mentioning the greatest Role-Playing Game campaigns of all time, there is usually a pretty short list of commonly agreed upon titles. I'm not talking adventures or single modules mind you, but actual multi-part campaigns.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #19 - THE BEST OF 2013 #2: BOARD GAMES

February 17th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

Alright then. Here's my list of the best board games of the year. (The first part of this article, the not-board game list, can be found here.)[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #18 - BEST OF 2013 Pt1 RPGS, CARD GAMES, and MORE

February 5th, 2014

Published by: Paul Butler

Welcome. It's a new year, 2014. Man, when did we start living in The Futuretm ? Crazy.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #17 - DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: WELL WHERE ARE WE?

December 28th, 2013

Published by: Paul Butler

It's been a over 16 months since I wrote RPG Evolution, back in [Card.Board.Box] #12, wherein I described the lengths to which Games and Stuff was going to expand our RPG department and endeavor to make ourselves the best store for RPGs you've ever seen.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #16: THE BEST OF 2012 - BOARD GAMES

January 7th, 2013

Published by: Paul Butler

Happy New Year! So, just like in years past, here's my rundown of the best board games of the year.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #14 - TOO MANY HOBBITS

October 25th, 2012

Published by: Paul Butler

Houston, we have a problem. We've got too many Hobbits. And no, I'm not talking about the recently announced Middle-Earth menu coming to Denny's.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #12 - RPG EVOLUTION

August 1st, 2012

Published by: Paul Butler

There are those who will tell you that traditional table top Role-Playing Games are dead. More often than not, you will hear this cry from brick-and-mortar retailers.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #11: DESCENT SECOND EDITION REVIEW

July 12th, 2012

Published by: Paul Butler

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[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #10: HATERS GONNA HATE

July 5th, 2012

Published by: Paul Butler

The above quote was overheard while playing a game of LORDS OF WATERDEEP at Balticon 2012 this past May. And it illustrates something that has come to irritate me about us gamers as a group: We love to complain. Particularly if it allows us to complain about the leaders in our industry, especially if those leaders are Wizards of the Coast (WotC) or Games Workshop.[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #9 - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THAT $100 BOARDGAME

May 21st, 2012

Published by: Paul Butler

Hello again. So Card.Board.Box has been MIA for a few months. The store has been busier than ever, and creating original content for the website kinda fell to the bottom of the priority list for a bit. But the good news is that I’ve got a half dozen of these things outlined, so I should be back up and running on a mostly monthly basis. So… onto today’s topic![...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #8 - THE BEST OF 2011 PART 2: BOARD GAMES

January 3rd, 2012

Published by: Paul Butler

Happy New Year everybody! To start things off right, here's the second part of my year end best of list, the board games. If you’re looking for my thoughts on the year’s best role-playing games and other stuff (including the best family board games), check my previous article. So, let’s get to it. First up…[...]

[CARD.BOARD.BOX] #7 - THE BEST OF 2011 PART 1: CARD GAMES, RPGS, AND MORE

December 2nd, 2011

Published by: Paul Butler

It’s that time of year again, when I get up onto my pulpit and declare the best gaming titles of the year. Who am I to do this? What special qualifications do I have to make such pronouncements? Hell if I know. I run a gaming store and I have an online column, so that’s good enough for me. And I did have a lot of people tell me that they missed it last year after I had done one for 2009. So here we go. Board games will, for the most part, be left to the next column, but for now, here’s everything else. If you have yet to add these games to your collection, you’re missing out.[...]

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