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Play NYC 2017 – A Conversation With Frank DiCola About Where Shadows Slumber

A bit over a year ago, a game called Where Shadows Slumber had caught my attention at the 2016 Playcrafting Spring Expo. I got a card from the developer and decided…

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Play NYC 2017 – Otis

Do interactive movies count as games? Ask five different gamers and you’ll get five different answers, four of which will probably have merit. (The fifth guy just says “Git gud.”) Otis…

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Play NYC 2017 – Fidgetly

Fidget spinners are the current big fad and they’re not the only one I’ve lived through. I’ve seen pogs (I still have them!), Tamagotchi (still have those, too!), and countless…

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Play NYC 2017 – StarCrossed

StarCrossed can be described as “magical girl ping-pong,” though it’s a bit more complex than that. That’s the gist of it and that’s what hooked me. I love manga, anime, and…

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Play NYC 2017 – Saturday Morning Games

Tucked away at a simple table during Play NYC 2017 was a gentleman playing with a set of cards that looked somewhat like Cards Against Humanity. Upon closer inspection, I noticed…

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Play NYC 2017 – Cutthroat Gunboat Preview

Local multiplayer games are a dying breed thanks to the continued growth of online play. That sort of in-room party atmosphere is something that is lost in the wake of…

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Play NYC 2017 – Hero’s Crossing Preview

Hero’s Crossing by One Method Monkey is a game that immediately appealed to me the moment I saw it at Play NYC 2017. I could tell, just by looking, that it…

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Play NYC 2017 – Reflections at Sunset Preview

My very first stop at Play NYC 2017 was Reflections at Sunset by Charles Hans Huang. The booth Mr. Huang was standing at had a bit of a meditative theme to…

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Mushroom Wars 2 First Impressions – What A Fun Guy

One of the appointments I had in advance for Play NYC was to see Mushroom Wars 2 by Zillion Whales, an RTS-esque game where you send out adorable little armies of…

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Play NYC 2017 Recap – Hands On With NYC’s Games

I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Play NYC convention in New York City. Taking place in Manhattan, it was Playcrafting‘s first attempt at running a large convention—and boy, did…