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Play NYC 2018 Recap – NYC Busts Out Its Best Games

Play NYC has come and gone yet again. The second year of this Manhattan-based gaming convention created by Playcrafting’s Dan Butchko had a lot of changes including a new venue (the…

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Show Up Late To Work In The Worst Grim Reaper

The Worst Grim Reaper is a game developed by Moon Moon Moon that I was certainly interested in checking out at Play NYC 2018. The game is simply the tale of…

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127 BPM – Dance Pad Racing On NYC Streets

The second-ever Play NYC had six “Graffiti Games” on display in the opera boxes of the Manhattan Center. Each of these games was created by immigrant developers and specially commissioned as…

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Play NYC 2018: Saturday Morning Games

Saturday Morning Games was one of a handful of tabletop titles that made its debut at the inaugural Play NYC in 2017. This year, we set out to catch up…

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Play NYC 2018 Coverage Hub

Play NYC is a gaming-focused convention based in the Manhattan Borough of New York City, NY. A production of Playcrafting, the 2018 show will feature over a hundred different exhibitors…

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See 100+ Playable Games At Play NYC, August 11-12 In Manhattan

Play NYC, a gaming convention run by Playcrafting with a strong focus on indie games, will be happening on the weekend of August 11-12, 2018, in New York City’s Manhattan…

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Play NYC Returns With Great Games & Ambitious Goals

The world of gaming conventions grows ever larger, and for the longest time there was a distinct void in the New York City area. Despite being a major city on…

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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…