Swing States 2012 Game Review

You have been hired to claim the White House. At your disposal are all the resources you will need, but not unlimited. You have one year to “sell” your nominee to the people of the United States and win them over. There are 25 states in five different regions that are up for grabs and have just become your battlefield. Fight to win and then to keep them as the opposition and the media work against you. Of course, every good political strategist knows that timing is everything, and a scandal or two could always be beneficial in the long run. Just remember that there is no second place and the stakes couldn’t be higher! Continue reading

Corporate America Game Review (prepublished version)

It used to be a dog-eat-dog world. Now dogs are out of the picture and giant corporations dominate the top of the food chain. These huge, international companies only focus on two things: making money and influencing others to make more money. It’s all about maximizing profits and to do that you need to get governments to see things “your way”. Make good business deals, befriend politicians, and change the rules of the game so you will always win. Welcome to Corporate America, the land of the bought and sold. Continue reading

Terra Game Review

Terra is a semi-cooperative card game about saving the world, not from aliens or mutants, but from ourselves. Well, that sounds very touchy-feely and not very exciting, you might say, and you would be right. But, as long as you are not expecting a deep game, it is a good choice for playing with early school age children. Continue reading