Monthly Archives: April 2013

You should play Super Hexagon

As anyone who has ever fished around in the murky depths of mobile app stores in search for gaming knows, finding something worthwhile to play on your smartphone is surprisingly difficult. Most mobile games are absolute garbage, abusive attention traps designed around nickle-and-diming your money away with absurdly offensive microtransaction-based features. It is ironic then that the game I’m a about to talk about is both absurd and abusive, but at least it’s not trying to get to your wallet. No, Super Hexagon is after your sanity. It’s a game that bores its cruel barbed drill right into your cognitive center, forcing you to submit yourself to it’s peculiar brand of hypnotic masochism. Playing Super Hexagon is probably bad for you, but it’s also one of the best gaming experiences I’ve encountered on my Android phone. Keep reading. Continue reading

You Should Play Blood Bowl

Like so many other good things, Blood Bowl is a product of time and effort. The first edition of this bizarre fantasy sports-themed boardgame was released way back in 1986 by Games Workshop, the creators of miniature games. Ever since, this curious spinoff from the company’s main Warhammer Fantasy franchise has seen over 25 years of further game development and several different editions of it’s core ruleset, currently running at 6th edition. The game has transcended its cardboard beginnings and is played with both detailed miniature models on tabletop, as well as online with the help of several different client software. The most popular online league fumbbl.com has 66171 active accounts with up to 600 matches played daily. But what is this silly boardgame that has captured the interest of gamers for nearly three decades? Why should you be interested in it? Keep reading to find out. Continue reading