2017 Article Index

This is an index of all the Mechanics & Meeples articles from 2017, followed by an index of all my RPGnet reviews from the same year.


Design

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Literary Genres:

What Makes a Real Science-Fiction Game?


Design, by Game Type

Adventure Games:

Return to Pathfinder Adventure Card Game II: Skull, Wrath, and Mask

Bagbuilding Games:

A Bagbuilding Look at Automobiles
A Bagbuilding Look at Orléans

City Games:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Coooperative Games:

Return to Pathfinder Adventure Card Game II: Skull, Wrath, and Mask

Deckbuilding Games:

A Bagbuilding Look at Automobiles
A Bagbuilding Look at Orléans
A Deckbuilding Look at Valley of the Kings
A Deckbuilding Look at Witches of the Revolution
Return to Pathfinder Adventure Card Game II: Skull, Wrath, and Mask

Legacy Games:

A Legion of Legacies, Part One: Legacy Play
A Legion of Legacies, Part Two: Legacy Venn

Resource Games:

The Design of a Resource-Efficiency Game

Roundel Games:

Deck Management is the New Roundel


Design, Anatomy of a Genre

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder
The Design of a Resource-Efficiency Game
A Legion of Legacies, Part One: Legacy Play
A Legion of Legacies, Part Two: Legacy Venn


History

The Eurogame is Dead! Long Live the Eurogame!


The Marketplace

The Eurogame is Dead! Long Live the Eurogame!
A Trip to Berlin


Personal Pieces

A Trip to Berlin


Philosophy

The Tao of Board Gaming VII


Mini-Reviews

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Alea Analysis:

Part Nine: The Castles of Burgundy (#14), Artus (M#7), Las Vegas (M#8)

Recent Games:

New to Me: Fall 2016 —  A Key Quarter
New to Me: Winter 2017 — The Card Games
New to Me: Spring 2017 — So Much Co-op!
New to Me: Summer 2017 — The Season of the Expansions


Major Designer Discussions

Breese, Richard:

New to Me: Fall 2016 —  A Key Quarter

Cleaver, Tom:

A Deckbuilding Look at Valley of the Kings

Daviau, Rob:

A Legion of Legacies, Part One: Legacy Play

Dorra, Stefan:

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Dorn, Rüdiger:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: Las Vegas

Feld, Stefan:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: The Castles of Burgundy (#14), Artus (M#7), Las Vegas (M#8)

Gerdts, Mac:

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Kiesling, Michael:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: Artus

Kramer, Wolfgang:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: Artus

Parks, Andrew:

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Selinker, Mike:

Return to Pathfinder Adventure Card Game II: Skull, Wrath, and Mask

Short, David:

A Bagbuilding Look at Automobiles

Stockhausen, Reiner:

A Bagbuilding Look at Orléans

Stockwell, M. Craig:

A Deckbuilding Look at Witches of the Revolution


Major Game Mentions

Acquire:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Alhambra:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Artus:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: Artus

Ascension:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Assault of the Giants:

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Automobiles:

A Bagbuilding Look at Automobiles

Between Two Cities:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Big City:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Carcassonne:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Carcassonne: The City:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Castles of Burgundy:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: The Castles of Burgundy

Chinatown:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

City Tycoon:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Concordia:

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Dominion:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Galaxy Trucker:

What Makes a Real Science-Fiction Game?
What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Key to the City: London:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Kreta:

Deck Management is the New Roundel

Las Vegas:

Alea Analysis Part Nine: Las Vegas

Lost Cities:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Memoir ’44:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Orléans:

A Bagbuilding Look at Orléans

Pandemic Legacy:

A Legion of Legacies, Part One: Legacy Play

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game:

Return to Pathfinder Adventure Card Game II: Skull, Wrath, and Mask
What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Quadropolis:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Race for the Galaxy:

What Makes a Real Science-Fiction Game?
What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Risk Legacy:

A Legion of Legacies, Part One: Legacy Play

Rumis:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Saint Malo:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

SeaFall:

A Legion of Legacies, Part One: Legacy Play

Settlers of Catan:

The Design of a Resource-Efficiency Game

Space Alert:

What Makes a Real Science-Fiction Game?

Star Realms:

What Makes a Real Science-Fiction Game?

Suburbia:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

The Captain is Dead:

What Makes a Real Science-Fiction Game?

Ticket to Ride:

What Makes 10 Great Games Great

Urbania:

The Design and Care of a Tile-Based City Builder

Valley of the Kings:

A Deckbuilding Look at Valley of the Kings

Witches of the Revolution:

A Deckbuilding Look at Witches of the Revolution


RPGnet Reviews by Designer

Boydell, Tony:

Guilds of London (B-)

Brand, Inka:

Orléans: Invasion (A)

Brand, Markus:

Orléans: Invasion (A)

Dogen, Nobutake:

Too Many Cinderellas (D+)

Gousis, Peter:

Salvation Road (C+)

Kelley, Michael:

Salvation Road (C+)

Leibbrandt, Scott:

Saga of the Northmen (B)

Loomis, Matt:

Cosmic Kaboom (C+)

Mathe, James:

Mahattan Project: Chain Reaction (C+)

Moyersoen, Frederic M:

Saboteur: The Duel (C)

Parks, Andrew:

Assault of the Giants (C+)

Puls, Tim:

The Colonists (B+)

Rosenberg, Uwe:

Caverna: Cave vs Cave (A)

Schmidauer-König, Johannes:

Portal of Heroes (C+)

Shimamura, Nao:

Too Many Cinderellas (D+)

Stegmaier, Jamey:

Scythe (A)

Stockhausen, Reiner:

Orléans (A)

Stockwell, M. Craig:

Witches of the Revolution (C+)

Talton Jr., D. Brad:

Noir Deductive Mystery Game Black Box Edition (B-)

Walker-Harding, Phil:

Bärenpark (B+)


RPGnet Reviews by Name

Assault of the Giants (C+)
Bärenpark (B+)
Caverna: Cave vs Cave (A)
The Colonists (B+)
Cosmic Kaboom (C+)
Cursed Court (B-)
Guilds of London (B-)
Mahattan Project: Chain Reaction (C+)
Noir Deductive Mystery Game Black Box Edition (B-)
Orléans (A)

Portal of Heroes (C+)
Saboteur: The Duel (C)
Saga of the Northmen (B)
Salvation Road (C+)
Scythe (A)
Too Many Cinderellas (D+)
Witches of the Revolution (C+)

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