RIP Ralph Baer
I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...
In Totems, players place carved animal pieces (totems) on the map in order to claim territories. With each turn, players place matching totems on adjacent territories to expand occupancy and control of the map. The player who conquers the most territories when the map is full, wins! The character totems, the changing colors of the territories, the variety of the maps, and the cleverness of opponents all conspire to make each turn a fun and interesting challenge.