(Best Blog Posts of the Week, featuring “The Man Who Likes to Break Games”

A mid-week recap of the best blog posts from Nov. 12th through Nov. 18th

(For the full text of this post, please visit the blog at Board Game Geek.)

AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS . . .

BOBBY—THE MAN WHO LIKES TO BREAK GAMES
Allen O’Connor @ Van00uber’s Blog, Nov. 17, 2014

I love a story about someone who marches to their own drummer. Quite often, as Allen tells us, the non-conformist comes out on top. Take Coup for example…

Bobby’s strategy is simple: never look at the cards that you have face down and you don’t have to lie; just make the move that is best suited to the situation that you are in. Other players find it difficult to challenge Bobby as they know that he has not seen his cards.

AND 3 MORE MUST-READS . . .

SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL
Tony Boydell @ Every Man Needs a Shed, Nov. 13, 2014

GAMING WITH CATS—A FLUFF PIECE (hah)
Diana @ Gameosity, Nov. 12, 2014

THE PROBLEM WITH SETTLERS
David @The Table, Nov. 17, 2014

The above four blogs earn consideration for the BGA Blog of the Year Award. One point is awarded for inclusion, with an extra point given to the Post of the Week.

 

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