Category: Blog

Fighting The Hype

Hype surrounds us all in this hobby. yet most recent review covered The Castles of Burgundy, a game that came out ten years ago. While I was playing it and writing about it, I was forced to do something I don’t usually, and that was thinking about the age of the game, and whether that had any bearing on whether I should be recommend it.

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Onwards & Upwards

It’s been a while since I posted anything non-review on here, so this is long overdue. We’re decidedly in 2021 now, and I’m at a point where things are going well for Punchboard. So, here’s a little about what’s been going on with me, and what’s coming next.

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Adventures In YouTube

If you’ve been visiting and reading lately, you might have noticed that I’ve updated a couple of reviews here. Those for PARKS and Nemo’s War got republished, because I’ve added a video review to each of them. These have been my first, tentative steps into video and YouTube, so I thought I’d write a quick update to share my learning for anyone else thinking of doing the same.

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I Have An 8-Bit Imagination

For a long time I’ve been trying to work out what it is that really excites me when I take a game box in my hands. Don’t gt me wrong, I get excited about playing the games, but there’s something less tangible, something really on the tip of my brain.

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Games and mental Health

It’s my first personal reflection on this site, but it’s something that really struck me after playing a game this morning, so I wanted to take the time to write about it.