Features and articles by game critic Erik Twice. Discover the secrets of games, the people who make them and the community around them.

My best game experiences of 2022

Last year was great for gaming. Despite not meeting as often as I used to, I may have actually played more titles than the year before. However, my plays in 2022 stood out, not just for their variety, but for their quality. Over the last twelve months, I’ve had some truly memorable experiences. From introducing video game fans to the world of tabletop gaming to the best of online play, these are my best game experiences of 2022.

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Taking it easier from now on

For the last two years, I’ve written one article about games every week. While I haven’t always stuck to my schedule, the 132 reviews, analysis and strategy guides currently on my blog show that I haven’t been slacking off! But it has become harder for me to keep up that pace. As I juggle burn out and employment issues, I’ve decided to take a more relaxed approach from now on. I’ll still write, but not as often.

I hope you still have as much fun reading my articles as I do writing them. We’ll see each other! Just a little less frequently.

The history of Eurogames

Last week, I gave a talk on the history of Eurogames at the Ludo Ergo Sum convention. In it, I explained how they came to be, their influences and even how German culture is baked into their design. While it’s not as polished as my articles and my pronunciation is shaky, I’ve recorded a version of it in English so you can also listen to it. You can’t miss it!

The best board games for video game fans

Do you love video games? If that’s the case but you haven’t checked out board games as well, there’s a lot you’ve been missing. The analog side of the hobby is every bit as good as the digital one. In some ways, it may even be better! Hence, I’ve compiled a list of the eight games I recommend the most for video game fans who want to try the amazing world of board games.
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