Reviewed by James Davis
BURNCYCLE (Chip Theory Games, 1 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 45-180 minutes; $169.99)
Remember all of those movies about the robot apocalypse? The Terminator, Westworld, and of course The Matrix? Well, according to the lore behind burncycle, the new game from Chip Theory Games, that didn’t happen. Instead, we took ourselves out in 2299 and left the poor robots to take over. But in 2802 the robots, having been programmed to be helpful and all, decided it would be a great idea to recreate the human race. It wasn’t a great idea. Turns out we’re jerks then too.