Articles by Wade Monnig

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Board Game Reviewer

In west Saint Louis born and raised
Playing video games is where I spent most of my days
Strafing, Dashing, Adventuring and Looting
Writing reviews between all the Shooting
When a couple of guys reminded me what was so good
About playing games with cardboard and Wood,
Collecting Victory Points and those Miniatures with Flair
It’s not as easy as you think to rhyme with Bel Air.

Wade is the former editor in chief for Silicon Magazine and former senior editor for Gamearefun.com. He currently enjoys his games in the non-video variety, where the odds of a 14 year old questioning the legitimacy of your bloodline is drastically reduced.

“I’ll stop playing as Black when they invent a darker color.”

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Ordering 
 
 
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WadeMonnig   November 12, 2018   339   1
I googled Ninja Jokes and it told me none could be found. Well played, ninjas, well played.
 
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WadeMonnig   November 05, 2018   553   3
The Masquerade is about to begin. All the attendants sneak glances at the time, awaiting the arrival of Prince Prospero. As the clock strikes 8:00, the prince arrives, draped in his regal attire and everyone jostles for position, pressing close to his majesty. A witty quip and a subtle flirt bring a smile and a chuckle from the Prince. As he slowly moves away, the socialites plan how they can next meet with him, preferably alone, in hopes of currying his favor. A glance at the clock shows it is 8:30…*booming disembodied voice* Aww, hell, the...
 
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WadeMonnig   October 22, 2018   739   2
We would like to welcome the latest graduate from the Dr. Evil school of evil naming...
Rants & Raves
WadeMonnig   October 15, 2018   1631   2
Sometimes, there is a difference between what game you have played the most and what is your favorite. Leaving out the classics board games such Monopoly, Poker, and Clue, that have decades long head starts on modern board games, I tried to narrow down what game I have played the most. Some games, like Coup, have the advantage of short play time and virtually no set-up. Others, like King of Tokyo or Magic, have been around long enough to fall into the modern classic category. Even taking those into account, the game I have played this most is Evolution:...
X-Files: Conspiracy Theory
 
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WadeMonnig   October 08, 2018   887   2
"Welcome to whose conspiracy is it, anyway? Where everything is made up and the points don't matter"
Seikatsu Board Game
 
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WadeMonnig   September 25, 2018   1575   2
Zen and the Art of Flocking Birds
 
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WadeMonnig   September 24, 2018   1078   1
Fruit as a plot device?
Analysis
WadeMonnig   September 03, 2018   1262   2
Go to new cities, learn their locations, and mispronounce their names.
 
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WadeMonnig   August 28, 2018   905   2
Can Level 99 create CCG like Magic without all the hunting and gathering?
Interviews
WadeMonnig   August 13, 2018   1413   2
With the “upcoming” (things have always been a little “wibbly wobbly timey wimey” with the release dates of GaleForce 9's products) release of the Doctor Expansion packs for Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, I reached out to Andrew Haught, designer of the title, to speak to him about the game, expansions, and all things “Whovian.”
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