2013 Article Index

This is an index of all the Mechanics & Meeples articles from 2013, followed by an index of all my RPGnet reviews from the same year.


Index LogoDesign

 The Dice Rollers of Catan

Psychology:

Loss Aversion


Design, by Game Type

Coooperative Games:

Co-Op Interviews: Bruno Cathala & Serge Laget
Co-Op Interviews: Corey Konieczka
Co-Op Interviews: Matt Leacock

Deckbuilding Games:

A DeckbuildIng Look at 3012
A Deckbuilding Look at Arctic Scavengers
A Deckbuilding Look at Asgard’s Chosen
A Deckbuilding Look at Copycat

Dice Games:

 The Dice Rollers of Catan

Train Games:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part One — Connections
Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Two — Pickup and Delivery
Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Three — Stock Games 


Design, Anatomy of a Game

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part One — Connections
Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Two — Pickup and Delivery
Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Three — Stock Games 


History

The American Board Game Century Begins
The Birth of the Modern Board Game


The Marketplace

 Lords of Waterdeep Meeples


Rants

 Patience Ain’t a Virtue (or: More Carpe-ing!)


Mini-Reviews

Alea Analysis:

Part Three: Wyatt Earp, Royal Turf, Puerto Rico
Part Four: Die Sieben Weisen, Edel, Stein & Reich, Mammoth Hunters

Gift Guides:

Shannon’s Christmas ’13 Gift-Giving Guide

Recent Games:

New to Me: Fall 2012
New to Me: Winter & Spring 2013
New to Me: Summer 2013


Major Designer Discussions

Borg, Richard:

Alea Analysis, Part Three: Wyatt Earp

Cathala, Bruno:

Co-Op Interviews: Bruno Cathala & Serge Laget

Dontanville, Morgan:

A Deckbuilding Look at Asgard’s Chosen

Fitzgerald, Mike:

Alea Analysis, Part Three: Wyatt Earp

Friesse, Friedmann:

A Deckbuilding Look at Copycat

Gabhart, Robert:

A Deckbuilding Look at Arctic Scavengers

Knizia, Reiner:

Alea Analysis, Part Three: Royal Turf

Konieczka, Corey:

Co-Op Interviews: Corey Konieczka

Laget, Serge:

Co-Op Interviews: Bruno Cathala & Serge Laget

Leacock, Matt:

Co-Op Interviews: Matt Leacock

Moon, Alan:

Alea Analysis, Part Four: Mammoth Hunters

Seyfarth, Andreas:

Alea Analysis, Part Three: Puerto Rico

Staupe, Reinard:

Alea Analysis, Part Four: Edel, Stein & Reich

Stockhausen, Reiner:

Alea Analysis, Part Four: Die Sieben Weisen

Teuber, Klaus:

 The Dice Rollers of Catan

Tyson, Charlie:

A DeckbuildIng Look at 3012

Wallace, Martin:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Two — Pickup and Delivery
Patience Ain’t a Virtue (or: More Carpe-ing!)

Weissblum, Aaron:

Alea Analysis, Part Four: Mammoth Hunters


Major Game Mentions

18XX:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Three — Stock Games 

3012:

A DeckbuildIng Look at 3012

Arctic Scavengers:

A Deckbuilding Look at Arctic Scavengers

Age of Steam:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Two — Pickup and Delivery

Asgard’s Chosen:

A Deckbuilding Look at Asgard’s Chosen

Battlestar Galactica:

Co-Op Interviews: Corey Konieczka

Clippers:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part One — Connections

Copycat:

A Deckbuilding Look at Copycat

Credit Mobilier:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Three — Stock Games 

Edel, Stein & Reich:

Alea Analysis, Part Four

Empire Builder:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Two — Pickup and Delivery

Forbidden Desert:

Co-Op Interview: Matt Leacock

Forbidden Island:

Co-Op Interview: Matt Leacock

Lords of Waterdeep:

 Lord of Waterdeep Meeples

Mammoth Hunters:

Alea Analysis, Part Four

Mansions of Madness:

Co-Op Interviews: Corey Konieczka

Metro:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part One — Connections

Pandemic:

Co-Op Interview: Matt Leacock

Puerto Rico:

Alea Analysis, Part Three

Royal Turf:

Alea Analysis, Part Three

Die Sieben Weisen:

Alea Analysis, Part Four

The Settlers of Catan:

 The Dice Rollers of Catan

Shadows over Camelot:

Co-Op Interviews: Bruno Cathala & Serge Laget

Space Hulk: Death Angel — The Card Game:

Co-Op Interviews: Corey Konieczka

Stephenson’s Rocket:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Three — Stock Games 

Ticket to Ride:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part One — Connections

Toledo:

 Patience Ain’t a Virtue (or: More Carpe-ing!)

Union Pacific:

Anatomy of a Game: Train Games, Part Three — Stock Games 

Wyatt Earp:

Alea Analysis, Part Three


RPGnet Reviews by Designer

Borg, Richard:

Warriors (C+)
Warriors Expansions #1: Dragon Hordes (C-)

Brand, Inka & Markus:

Village (A)

Cathala, Bruno:

Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game (B+)

Chudyk, Carl:

Glory to Rome Black Box Edition (A)

Dontanville, Morgan:

Asgard’s Chosen (B)

Dorn, Rudiger:

Il Vecchio (B+)

Dunstan, Matthew:

Relic Runners (B+)

Laget, Serge:

Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game (B+)

Lucian, Simone:

Urbania (B-)

Moon, Alan:

Ticket to Ride Map Collection 3: The Heart of Africa (B+)
Ticket to Ride Map Collection 4: Nederland (B+)
Warriors (C+)
Warriors Expansions #1: Dragon Hordes (C-)

Moyersoen, Frederic:

Whitewater (B)

Rossi, Carlo:

Road Rally USA (C)

Sciarra, Emiliano:

Samurai Sword (A)

Short, David:

Ground Floor (B+)

Steding, Andreas:

Five Points (B-)

Teuber, Benjamin:

Catan Scenarios: Frenemies (A-)

Teuber, Klaus:

Catan: Explorers & Pirates (B+)
Merchants of Europe (A)

Tyson, Charlie:

3012 (B)

Vanaise, H. Jean:

Zen Garden (C+)

Wallace, Martin:

The Witches (B+)

Whitcher, David:

Tahiti (B-)


RPGnet Reviews by Name

3012 (B)
Asgard’s Chosen (B)
Catan: Explorers & Pirates (B+)
Catan Scenarios: Frenemies (A-)
Discworld:

Five Points (B-)
Glory to Rome Black Box Edition (A)
Ground Floor (B+)
Il Vecchio (B+)
Merchants of Europe (A)
Relic Runners (B+)
Road Rally USA (C)
Samurai Sword (A)
The Settlers of Catan:

Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game (B+)
Tahiti (B-)
Ticket to Ride:

Urbania (B-)
Village (A)
Warriors:

Whitewater (B)
The Witches (B+)
Zen Garden (C+)

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