Timeline : do you remember your history?

Some people love history, others couldn’t care less. Some people are great at remembering dates, others horrible. I love history but I am atrocious at dates. Luckily exact dates are not integral to archaeology (unlike history, as an academic field) so I’m fine. Now, despite being really bad at dates I got more and more intrigued by a series of small card games completely based around the dates of different events. This series is called Timeline and is currently published by Asmodee. It’s a neat little educational game which is great fun and might even teach you something in the process. So fire up your memory banks and reach back to your school years and well, your own experiences – it’s time to play Timeline!

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Abstracts and bluffing – not for me!

Hey everybody, sorry for the missing update last week. I’ve barely been home and my apartment is a big mess due to some renovations and as such I thought I’d just write a Musings post, rather than try to find a way to photograph a new game for you. So what to write about this time? I’ve thought about making some informational posts telling you about different types of games, or gaming terms you might’ve heard thrown around. But those posts tend to grow very big, and mostly just become lists. I will write one about terms some day though, cause I feel it’s important. And it will probably have to become a series of shorter posts to not overwhelm you. That said, I thought that today I’d just tell you about one game genre and one game mechanic that just do not work for me at all. Many people love them, but we all have different tastes and that’s good! As you have already seen by the title, my probably least favourite genre of game is Abstract strategy, and I really dislike bluffing games. But, what does that really mean and why doesn’t it work for me? Just keep reading and I’ll explain…

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