2012 Article Index

This is an index of all the Mechanics & Meeples articles from 2012, followed by an index of all my RPGnet reviews from the same year.


Index LogoDesign

The US Elections as Bad Game Design

Expansions:

Alea Treasures #2: Witch’s Brew
Alea Treasures #3: Puerto Rico
Alea Treasures #4: The Princes of Florence


Design, by Game Type

Computer Games:

Developing Web of Power Card Game: The Duel

Deckbuilding Games:

Deckbuilding Interviews: Alf Seegert & Fantastiqa
A Deckbuilding Look at Eaten by Zombies
A Deckbuilding Look at Eminent Domain
A Deckbuilding Look at A Few Acres of Snow
A Deckbuilding Look at Penny Arcade
A Deckbuilding Look at Pergamemnon
Dissecting Dominion, Part One: The Original Game


Philosophy

Life Lessons from Board Games
The Tao of Board Gaming III


Rants

The Problem with Naked Aggression


Mini-Reviews

Alea Analysis:

Part One: Ra (#1), Chinatown (#2), Taj Mahal (#3)
Part Two: Princes of Florence (#4), Adel Verpflichtet (#5), Traders of Genoa (#6)

Alea Treasures:

Alea Treasures #2: Witch’s Brew
Alea Treasures #3: Puerto Rico
Alea Treasures #4: The Princes of Florence

Five & Dimes:

My Fives & Dimes: 2011

Gift Guides:

Shannon’s Christmas ’12 Gift-Giving Guide

Recent Games:

New to Me: Winter & Spring 2012
New to Me: Summer 2012


Major Designer Discussions

Cichoski, Ben:

A Deckbuilding Look at Penny Arcade

Donais, Mike:

A Deckbuilding Look at Penny Arcade

Dorn, Rüdiger:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Traders of Genoa

Eisenstein, Bernd:

A Deckbuilding Look at Pergamemnon

Hartwig, Karsten:

Alea Analysis, Part One: Chinatown

Holliday, Max:

A Deckbuilding Look at Eaten by Zombies

Jaffee, Seth:

A Deckbuilding Look at Eminent Domain

Knizia, Reiner:

Alea Analysis, Part One: Ra
Alea Analysis, Part One: Taj Mahal

Kramer, Wolfgang:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Princes of Florence
Alea Treasures #4: The Princes of Florence

Moon, Alan:

Gift Giving Mechanics in Games

Pelikan, Andreas:

Alea Treasures #2: Witch’s Brew

Schacht, Michael:

Developing Web of Power Card Game: The Duel

Seegert, Alf:

Deckbuilding Interviews: Alf Seegert & Fantastiqa

Seyfarth, Andreas:

Alea Treasures #3: Puerto Rico

Sottosanti, Paul:

A Deckbuilding Look at Penny Arcade

Teuber, Klaus:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Adel Verpflichtet
Gift Giving Mechanics in Games

Ulrich, Richard:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Princes of Florence
Alea Treasures #4: The Princes of Florence

Vaccarino, Donald X.:

Dissecting Dominion, Part One: The Original Game

Wallace, Martin:

A Deckbuilding Look at A Few Acres of Snow

Weissblum, Aaron:

Gift Giving Mechanics in Games


Major Game Mentions

Adel Verpflichtet:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Adel Verpflichtet

Chinatown:

Alea Analysis, Part One: Chinatown

Dominion:

Dissecting Dominion, Part One: The Original Game

Eaten by Zombies:

A Deckbuilding Look at Eaten by Zombies

Eminent Domain:

A Deckbuilding Look at Eminent Domain

Fantastiqa:

Deckbuilding Interviews: Alf Seegert & Fantastiqa

A Few Acres of Snow:

A Deckbuilding Look at A Few Acres of Snow

Oasis:

Gift Giving Mechanics in Games

Penny Arcade:

A Deckbuilding Look at Penny Arcade

Pergamemnon:

A Deckbuilding Look at Pergamemnon

Princes of Florence:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Princes of Florence
Alea Treasures #4: The Princes of Florence

Puerto Rico:

Alea Treasures #3: Puerto Rico

Ra:

Alea Analysis, Part One: Ra

Richelieu:

Developing Web of Power Card Game: The Duel

The Settlers of Catan:

Gift Giving Mechanics in Games

Taj Mahal:

Alea Analysis, Part One: Taj Mahal

Traders of Genoa:

Alea Analysis, Part Two: Traders of Genoa

Witch’s Brew:

Alea Treasures #2: Witch’s Brew


RPGnet Reviews by Designer

Amos, Ryan:

Catacombs (A-)

Assadourian, Erik:

Catan Scenarios: Oil Springs (A-)

Baker, Keith:

Cthulhu Fluxx (B)

Baraf, Eduardo:

Murder of Crows (C+)

Denmark, Thomas:

Murder of Crows (C+)

duBarry, Philip:

Kingdom of Solomon (B)

Hansen, Ty:

Catan Scenarios: Oil Springs (A-)

Heberer, David:

Giza: The Great Pyramid (B)

Heinsoo, Rob:

Epic Spell Wars (A)

Hyra, Matt:

Locke & Key: The Game (B)

Kelsey, Marc:

Catacombs (A-)

Keyaerts, Philippe:

Small World Realms (A)

Knizia, Reiner:

Botswana (B+)
Yin Yang (B-)

Manfedini, Dan:

Venture Forth (A)

Moon, Alan:

Ticket to Ride Map Collection 2 (A)

Mund, Ben:

Building an Elder God (D)

Roznai, Larry:

Empire Express (B)

Seater, Robert:

Hot Potato (C)

Sottosanti, Paul:

Penny Arcade: Gamers vs Evil (B)
Penny Arcade: Rumble in R’lyeh (B)

Spurney, James:

Rocket Jockey (C)

Teuber, Klaus:

Catan Family Edition (B)
Catan Junior (B+)
Star Trek Catan (B+)

Tibbetts, Brandon:

Manhattan Project (A)

Vincent, Jan:

Ticket to Ride Map Collection 2 (A)

Wallace, Martin:

Aeroplanes (B)

West, Aron:

Catacombs (A-)


RPGnet Reviews by Name

Aeroplanes (B)
Botswana (B+)
Building an Elder God (D)
Catacombs (A-)
Cthulhu Fluxx (B)
Empire Express (B)
Epic Spell Wars (A)
Giza: The Great Pyramid (B)
Hot Potato (C)
Kingdom of Solomon (B)
Locke & Key: The Game (B)
Manhattan Project (A)
Murder of Crows (C+)

Penny Arcade:

Gamers vs Evil (B)
Rumble in R’lyeh (B)

Rocket Jockey (C)

The Settlers of Catan:

Family Edition (B)
Junior (B+)
Oil Springs Scenario (A-)
Star Trek (B+)

Small World Realms (A)
Star Trek Catan (B+)
Ticket to Ride Map Collection 2 (A)
Venture Forth (A)
Yin Yang (B-)

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