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Geekway to the West Game Play Thoughts Part 1

I spent last weekend at Geekway to the West, a gaming convention near St. Louis Missouri. It was structured very differently from other conventions I have attended. Rather than buying tickets for events, most of the space was available for open gaming with a play to win library and a regular library of games available… Continue reading Geekway to the West Game Play Thoughts Part 1

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Review of Tiny Towns

Game: Tiny Towns Designer: Peter McPherson Published: Alderac Entertainment Group Players: 1-6 Players Playtime: 45-60 Minutes Play Type: Abstract Strategy Synopsis: You are the mayor of a town located in the heart of a forest, where small creatures have made their escape from local predators.Finding resources in this forest can be difficult, but you take… Continue reading Review of Tiny Towns

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Review of Danger: The Game

Game: Danger: The Game Designer: Phillip Blackwell Published: Origami Whale Players: 3+ Playtime: 30-60 Minutes Play Type: Story Telling, Party Game Synopsis: There are dangers around every corner. Your job is to help save victims of the countless dangers in the world. The only catch is your limited tool supply and skills. Game Play: Danger:… Continue reading Review of Danger: The Game

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Mental Health Awareness Month: 4 Games That Helped Save My Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. Mental health is a cause that I am extremely passionate about as I have struggled with depression for over a decade. I think it is important to share about that struggle to help destigmatize mental illness and the problems that come with it. While depression… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: 4 Games That Helped Save My Mental Health

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The Gift of Giving

Here in Illinois it has finally become spring, with warmer weather. The shift in weather has me in spring cleaning mode. While I have not had to cull my game collection to this point, I know many people cull games around this time of year, getting rid of games they no longer play. Some people… Continue reading The Gift of Giving

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Review of Forsaken Forest

Game: Forsaken Forest Designer: Alec Nezin Published: Forsaken Games Players: 4-12 Playtime: 20-60 Minutes Play Type: Social Deduction Synopsis: You have accompanied a group of travels through a dark forest, with mysterious forces awakened. Little do you know some of your companions have already become corrupted. Your only chance of survival is to make it… Continue reading Review of Forsaken Forest

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Review of Motora

Game:Motora Designer: Calum Taylor Published: Twisted Bit Games Players: 2-6 Playtime: 30-120 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement/ Player Elimination Synopsis: The gods of Motora are angry, and the priestesses of the island are looking for a solution to spare their tribes from the wrath of the gods. After a great deal of searching, they discover… Continue reading Review of Motora