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Skyline 3000

10 Apr

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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 purpose of this article, though, I’ll focus on one of the other perks of being a CABS member:   the occasional free game giveaway!  These games are, to be honest, very rarely the “top shelf” games from the publishers that send them.  Often, there’s 1 or 2 desirable games, a couple “Oh yeah, I was kind of curious about that one”,  and the rest end up as sweeteners in math trades on Board Game Geek (BGG).

A few weeks ago, a friend, and fellow CABbie, asked me to take a look at one of the games that has been shuffled off to the side.  He mentioned his copy had been sitting, still wrapped, on his game shelf for over two years.  The game is Skyline 3000 by Z-Man Games.  The game has an impressive pedigree, being designed by the team of Alan Moon and Aaron Weissblum.  However, the game’s ranking languishes in the mid-2000s on BGG.  Is Skyline 3000 just a clunker from these two, or is there something more that we’re all missing?  I went to my game shelf, pulled off the still wrapped copy I had sitting there, blew off the dust, broke open the seal, and dove inside.

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Storage Wars – The Game

4 Feb

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Sometimes, a game comes along and it makes you lose faith in humanity.  Storage Wars is one of those games.  From the creepy sneers of the cover art, to the “Based on the A&E Hit” splash icon…everything about this game screams “cheap media tie-in.”  Yet, here I am, with this game in my collection.  I have read the rules, I have even played the game!  And I’m here to tell you, this is not your typical media tie-in game.  Well, actually it is…but there is a glimmer of hope for the game out there that you can’t say about most tie-in games.

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