Author Archives: Adam vanLangenberg

About Adam vanLangenberg

Comic book defiler, board game desecrater, unwanted felon. @vanAdamme

BLAZING NEW TRAILS, STRAIGHT INTO HELL. WHY JOHN CONSTANTINE BELONGS ON YOUR BOOKSHELF [REVIEW]

I like magicians. I like the way they know what card I picked. I like the number of doves they can hide in a single jacket. I like their beards. Most of all, I like that they don’t perform demonic … Continue reading

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WANNA TRY SOME BOARD GAMES? GOT AN IPAD?

So here’s your situation. You’re dealing with the shame of only owning Monopoly and Cluedo. You’ve made the decision to upgrade but you’re struggling to take that first step. I understand. It’s a big investment. You have to spend the … Continue reading

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DISCWORLD: ANKH-MORPORK [REVIEW]

I was worried when I heard about the new Discworld: Ankh-Morpork game. Book, movie and TV-show themed board games often work better as something to round out the collection, rather than a game you’d actually want to play. Would this game live up … Continue reading

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AMERICA, PLEASE LEAVE OUR SHERLOCK ALONE

Obviously, you know and love the BBC television series, Sherlock. If you don’t, I don’t even know why you’re here. Go buy the series on DVD, steal it from a friend or fly to England and watch them film it … Continue reading

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STAR WARS UNCUT: ONE OF THE SIGNS OF ARMAGEDDON, BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT

Casey Pugh is a geek. A really, really big geek. Casey Pugh has lots of geek contacts. Lots and lots. As a director for Vimeo, he wanted to see what would happen if he crowd-sourced a remake of Star Wars: A … Continue reading

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LORDS OF VEGAS: DICE, BAD LUCK AND NOT ENOUGH CASH [REVIEW]

Generally, I don’t want a whole lot of luck in my boardgames. A little bit of it is alright but too much makes a game feel too close to Snakes and Ladders for my liking. That is unless that game … Continue reading

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LIFE’S TOO SHORT FOR MORE GERVAIS DRIVEL [REVIEW]

Here’s how the pitch for Life’s Too Short went: Gervais: Who is the funniest person alive? Merchant: Well, obviously you are. Gervais: Right, and who are the funniest race of people? Merchant: Well, I’d have to say dwarves. Gervais: Correct again. So … Continue reading

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