The Games Journal has been notable for it’s steady schedule. This month it was late for the first time in a long time. That’s a shame, but fortunately the delay wasn’t long. The issue is a thin one, too. There’s an interesting review of Coda, which piqued my interest. Here’s Coda at Geek. I think I want to have that game — light and quick deduction game sounds just too much fun.
On the letters page there was a call for notation techniques for deduction games. My favourite deduction game is probably Black Vienna because — in my opinion — the game doesn’t need a special notation technique. Just + for positive and — for the negative hits. If you only mark sure hits, you won’t get confused. The rest of it is displayed on the investigation cards, which are left on the table.