Strategy and guides for your favourite games by critic Erik Twice. Learn how to improve as a player and how to beat even the toughest competitors.

Cosmic Encounter: Please don’t ally everyone, every time

Cosmic Encounter is one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. However, many report having a dreadful first experience with it. They find it overly random and that only the highest attack cards matter. They see themselves tied at 4 colonies and luck deciding who wins. To them, the game seems pointless and over too quick.

If this has happened to you, there’s a chance you’ve been allying too often. In this article I’ll explain why one must be careful with alliances and the effect too many of them have in the game.

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How to play boardgames faster

How to play boardgames faster

Many boardgame players wish they could play faster. While there’s nothing wrong with playing at a relaxed peace, many feel their enjoyment is reduced by taking too much time. Furthermore, there are players who would like to play in a competitive environment but fear not being able to keep up with the strict time requirements.

The good news is that fast play is a skill. It can be taught, practiced and learned. In this guide, I’ll provide basic tips for those who want to improve and become a faster player.

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Netrunner: How to play online with Jinteki.net

It may have never been officially supported by Fantasy Flight, but Android: Netrunner has a very active online play community. Centered around Jinteki.net, a fan-made website where everyone can join up and play, this community represents a great opportunity to play a little bit more and against larger variety of opponents.

In this article I’ll explain how to join Jinteki.net and how to navigate its interface to interact with the community, build decks and play. Let’s begin!

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