Tagged: hot seat

Screenshot from Atmosfear: The Third Dimension

Atmosfear: The Third Dimension Board category

This 1996 adaptation of the video board game series Atmosfear takes cues from features in other CD-ROM computer games. Some ideas improve the video board game format; others don’t.

Econ’s Arena Strategy category

This lovingly cluttered, colorful strategy game based on the classical elements needs more focus to deliver a endgame as compelling as it looks.

Screenshot from Fooblitzky

Fooblitzky Board category

Like an exaggerated version of deduction classic Clue, Infocom’s Footblitzky demands good note-taking to make logical order out of its overstuffed rules.

Screenshot from MissionForce: CyberStorm

MissionForce: CyberStorm Strategy category

MissionForce: CyberStorm‘s complex strategic gameplay underscores a dark narrative about the invasive, soulless logic of endless war.

Screenshot from Monopoly (1991)

Two odd Monopoly games in context Board category

Comparing two odd video game versions of Monopoly – one quirky, one intense – and what they say about the era they were released in.

Screenshot from QuarterPole

QuarterPole Simulation categorySports category

A clever scenario mode guarantees that anyone can jump into QuarterPole and have fun watching a horse race, though its depth might confuse those who aren’t fans of the real thing.

Screenshot from Span-It!

Span-It! Board category

Span-It is a decently fun, cerebral board game, but its strategic weaknesses are cripplingly obvious against the computer.

Screenshot from The Greens

The Greens Sports category

This tiny minigolf game has problems. They don’t completely get in the way of its loving, low-rent charm.