Articles · General Gaming · Personal Stories

Celebrating My Birthday

Today is my birthday, I turned 24 and will spend the day corralling middle schoolers, then having my usual campaign of Gloomhaven in the evening. That means that I had to celebrate my birthday yesterday with my family.  This probably won't surprise anyone, but celebrating to me meant playing board games...with some cake. The picture… Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday

Articles · General Gaming

One Time Use Games

There is a trend going on in the board game world that focuses on legacy games and one time use games. Legacy games follow a campaign, and permanent changes are made to the board. The majority of these games can be played 10-12 times in a campaign, and then the game is over and can… Continue reading One Time Use Games

Articles · Painting

First Time Painter’s Guide

I have been painting for just over 4 years now. I am by no means an expert, don't expect me to be receiving any Crystal Brush or Golden Demon awards. I have never tried an airbrush, despite the fact that it is equal parts terrifying and exciting...hopefully I will be able to soon. This guide… Continue reading First Time Painter’s Guide

Articles · General Gaming · Personal Stories

Favorite Themes for Games

The board gaming industry has expanded to cover so many different themes over the years. It is absolutely wonderful to have so many options to pick from when picking up a game. I naturally have some favorite themes that I tend to gravitate towards, and if a game has one of those themes I am… Continue reading Favorite Themes for Games

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Mysterium

Game: Mysterium Designer: Oleksandr Nevskiy Published: Libellud Games Players: 2-7 Playtime: 45 Minutes- 1 Hour Play Type: Co-op Deduction Synopsis: Mr. Macdowell has hired mediums to help decipher ghostly visions from a supernatural entity who is inhabiting his home. These mediums will have only seven hours to solve a dated mystery. What happened to the… Continue reading Review of Mysterium

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Expectations of Kickstarter Creators

Kickstarter is a wonderful tool that has supported a lot of the development in board games recently. I am not a Superbacker, but I do use Kickstarter frequently to support Indie game developers, or games I don’t think will be readily available at retail near me. When backing a game though, I do have some… Continue reading Expectations of Kickstarter Creators

Articles · General Gaming

Top 10 for Teaching New Gamers

I spend a lot of time teaching board games to people who have never played a modern board game. Between running family family game nights at different schools and running games at open gaming nights, I have taught to a wide range of games. These are the top ten games I would suggest using to… Continue reading Top 10 for Teaching New Gamers

Articles · Personal Stories

Mommy and Me Gaming

It's Mother’s Day, so it only seems fitting that today I discuss my mom's influence on me as a gamer. My mother and I have always been close as I grew up. When I was younger, I would sit with my mom in the middle of the hallway and we would play pick up sticks… Continue reading Mommy and Me Gaming

Articles · General Gaming

The Pros and Cons of D&D Adventurers League

It's Saturday! Saturday means I will spend my day playing Dungeons and Dragons. I figure why not write about it as well? The majority of time that I have spent playing D&D has been playing Adventurers League (AL) with the exception of a a few campaigns and play tests we have done. If you want… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of D&D Adventurers League

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Planet Defenders

Game: Planet Defenders Designer: Wei-Min Ling Published: Renegade Game Studios Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30-60 Minutes Play Type: Resource Management   Synopsis: The world is under attack from devious robots, set on stealing resources and taking over our colonized planets. Your job is to help guide the Planet Defenders to kill the robots and save the… Continue reading Review of Planet Defenders