Sunday, January 23, 2011


I call 7 Wonders “Draft Through the Bronze Ages” in reference to a game called Roll Through the Ages, which in turn references a game called Through the Ages. All three are descended in theme from Civilization, the classic Avalon Hill boardgame which takes forever to play but is very satisfying if you have the time and the right players for it. In these games each player is a civilization (or ‘civ’) and the object is to win by having the “best” civ (however that is defined) by the end of the game.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Week 2: 221B Baker Street

As a child I got hooked by Sherlock Holmes quite young. I can’t recall exactly when I first starting reading the Conan Doyle stories, but definitely had read them all by the time I hit junior high. I was drawn by the scientific method of the man and the riddles of the mysteries. Over the years I have also seen various Sherlock movies. I never saw the Basil Rathbone b&w classics. Instead, my two favourites are both from the 70s/early 80s, and are very different in their approaches.