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DukeofChutneyDukeofChutney   May 09, 2017   2215  
I find games with a point of view endearing, whether or not I agree with it. In Labyrinth War on Terror Dick Chaney was right, in Pax Renaissance Martin Luther nailed his thesis to a door because the Fugger bank of Ausburg slipped him a 50.  Pax poses a history where bankers were the real play makers, pulling the strings behind the rise and fall of empires, driving the spread and evolution of ideas, and creating the genesis of the modern world.
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MattDPMattDP   May 08, 2017   1507  
Stacking games look very striking, and they hold out the invite of universal appeal. "Come play me," they whisper, enticingly while waving their alluring wooden pieces around. The various incarnations of Bausack have been popular, because they shoehorn a bit of strategy in too. But there's a problem: when your core concept is balancing awkward shapes atop one another, there's limited room for variety. Play one and you've kind of played them all. So Junk Art takes a different approach. It tries to be them all, all at once and all in one box. ...
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san il defansosan il defanso   May 02, 2017   2403  
Games Workshop fired a shot across the bow of every dungeon crawl ever.
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   May 01, 2017   1566  
Cookies are for closers. That line from the movie encapsulates perfectly what the experience of watching the film is like. There are some great throwback lines and sequences that will appeal to adults, while still having plenty of fun stuff for kids. My 6-yr old girl really liked it. The first half of the movie is much better than the second half where I think it tries to bite off more than it can chew. The animation is top shelf and I was impressed and admittedly mesmerized by a few action sequences on...
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Black BarneyBlack Barney   April 25, 2017   1241  
My daughter absolutely loved this and wants to see it again. For me, it felt like a really long 79 minutes but there were some really special moments. It's a nature documentary on five different species of animals living in China's wild. Some of the events filmed are truly remarkable and I could watch a Panda mom helicopter-parent her cub for hours. In watching nature documentaries there is a modern-day tendency to root for the prey, you don't really want to see the carnivores "win." But what happens if one baby antelope would feed a snow...
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