Monday eXcursion: Ancient Frontier

Historians, etymologists, and lexicographers may argue about the exact origins of the idiom “grain of salt,” but it’s clear that it has been a part of the English language since the Middle Ages. The phrase originates from Pliny the Elder’s account of the great monarch Mithridates who was obsessed with preventing himself from sharing his … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Ancient Frontier

Monday eXcursion: Battlestar Galactica – Deadlock

Slitherine Ltd. is a publisher best known for its turn-based boardgame-like strategy titles. Occasionally they branch out, however, teaming up with developers who have a different take on strategy. Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock (BSG:D) is one such game, produced by an Australian indie developer called Black Lab Games. If you missed Black Lab Games’ 2015 title … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Battlestar Galactica – Deadlock

Monday eXcursion: Steel Division – Normandy ’44

In our beloved gaming community, World War II games always seem to spark strong feelings. Some players simply can’t get enough “dubya-dubya-two” but others are burned out from year after year of games focused on the iconic war. Hearts of Iron 4 and other WWII strategy series are somewhat niche and haven’t exactly been over-produced, so perhaps … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Steel Division – Normandy ’44