Beat Detroit

Beat Detroit is supposed to be a 1972 parody game by Antler Productions.  After playing once, I had to ask if it was actually designed by the Marquis de Sade.  Beat Detroit is basically a version of The Game of Life where nearly everything that happens to you throughout the game is negative.  The goal…

Skyline 3000

I’ve been a member of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) for over 7 years now.  CABS has given me a lot in my time there.  Most of my friends I see outside of work are in that group and I get to play games with these friends almost every week of the year.  For…

The Spiel Presents: Made for Play DVDs

  Last year, my friends over at The Spiel podcast made a documentary about the process of making board games.  The movie is freely available to watch on Youtube and Vimeo now, but they have made DVDs available for purchase to help out the show and their plans to slowly take over the world (that’s…

Blazing Aces! by Reiner Knizia

Today, I delve into my bookshelf to talk about a book of games.  Reiner Knizia’s 1995 book (reprinted in English by Convivium Publications, and distributed by Fred Distribution in 2007) Blazing Aces! is not just a collection of rules in book form… that would be too easy.  Instead, Blazing Aces! tries to tell an actual story which occasionally breaks…