Category: English

  • The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, but to post the wrong answer. — Cunningham’s Law

  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits are sweet. — Attributed to Aristotle.

  • Catan

    Catan, formerly known as The Settlers of Catan, is a game designed by Klaus Teuber and released in 1995. This year marks its 25th anniversary, a good time to resume playing. It’s one of the classic Eurogames and has become a franchise with many extensions and related games. At the time of writing, it sits […]

  • High performing teams do routine things in an outstanding manner, routinely. — Ann Dunwoody, USA’s first female 4-star general. At the A8C GM 2018.

  • Have the courage to use your own understanding. — Kant, What is enlightment?

  • Azul

    Azul is the 2018 Spiel des Jahres winner, among a long list of many other prizes. It sits second in the BGG family games ranking after only two years since the release. The artwork doesn’t dissapoint. The board materials are very well designed and look durable — nice touch: it includes a linen bag for […]

  • CuBirds

    I stumbled upon CuBirds while I was looking for something light and fun for two people to play. It was the beautiful artwork that picked my interest first, the cubic art is so cute! It was created by Stefan Alexander, an electrical engineer working on wearables for whom board games design is a side gig. […]

  • Sushi Go!

    I’m starting a new section on this blog to talk about games. The first entry is for the card game that was more present in my family during this past holidays: Sushi Go! by Phil Walker-Harding. Sushi Go! is the prototype of a party game for everyone: easy to learn, prone to quick turns with […]

  • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. Give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. If you get the team right, chances are that they’ll get the ideas right. — Creativity, Ed Catmull.

  • Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. — SICP, preface to the 1st edition.