Category Archives: Videogames

‘Machinations’: You’re a Steampunk Robot

‘Machinations’: You’re a Steampunk Robot

In ‘Machinations,’ you play as a robot, created by an inventor of your choosing, who is serving the merchant-king (or queen!) and doing his/her bidding. It’s a kingdom tottering on the edge of war, and your actions will either help or hinder the people of the land. Sneak into a neighboring ruler’s castle, diffuse a tense situation amongst workers at the docks, and chase a shopkeeper who is holding answers to a puzzle across the rooftops. Read More

‘Heroes Guard’: Magic, Cards, and Adventure

‘Heroes Guard’: Magic, Cards, and Adventure

I am always looking for games I can play together with my kids, so I was especially excited about ‘Heroes Guard’ because it strikes a fantastic balance between story and luck. It’s one thing to make a choice in a game. It’s quite another to make a choice and then have to roll a die to see if you’re successful. We all started holding our breath every time the die flashed on the screen. Read More