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My Ten Favorite Board Game Apps

The last three months have been an odd time for board games in our household. We have been taking social distancing very seriously, so I have only been around my husband. Unfortunately, my husband’s work picked up a lot due to the pandemic, so he has not really had time to play games with me.… Continue reading My Ten Favorite Board Game Apps

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D&D Club for Schools: Going Digital

A few months ago, I started a D&D Club for seven of my students. After three session zeros, and three sessions of actual game play, the stay at home order was given. The order meant putting their adventure on pause until after spring break when we were supposed to return to school. Now it seems… Continue reading D&D Club for Schools: Going Digital

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Ways to Play While Social Distancing

The world has taken a stressful turn over the last couple of weeks. As hold in place orders are being placed around the world, it is important to keep everyone's health in mind even when we want to play games. However, it is also important to keep our own mental health in check as well,… Continue reading Ways to Play While Social Distancing

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D&D Club for Schools: Session Zero

After nearly two weeks of my students begging me shamelessly, I have decided to start a D&D club before school for my seventh graders. While working through the trials and tribulations of starting a D&D campaign with seven 13 year olds who have never played, I figured I would write up a short series of… Continue reading D&D Club for Schools: Session Zero

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Holiday Gift Guide for Games

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you are like me, there might be a few people you still need to get gifts for. I have created a gift giving guide for different people based on some of my favorite games that I have played this year. Hopefully this might jog your brain… Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for Games

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How to Stand Out Among Review Requests

This post is directed mostly at independent designers or small companies who are looking to have their board game reviewed. Many reviewers (myself included) can get anywhere from two to ten requests to review a game in a single day. When you consider that I only typically do 4-8 reviews a month, that means a… Continue reading How to Stand Out Among Review Requests

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5 Games to (Hopefully) Demo at Gen Con Part 2

Last week Wednesday, I discussed the first five games I am hoping to demo at Gen Con. Today I will be discussing five more games that have caught my eye, and next week I will share my final five games. Some of these games are releasing at Gen Con, some of these games may have… Continue reading 5 Games to (Hopefully) Demo at Gen Con Part 2

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Team NZS Plays D&D Live for Extra Life

Today is the big day for Team NZS for Extra Life. We have spent the last month preparing for a D&D campaign that we will be live streaming every other Friday at 8 pm CDT. Our goal with this live stream is raise money for Extra Life for Kids by providing an engaging and interactive… Continue reading Team NZS Plays D&D Live for Extra Life

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Team NZS Takes on Extra Life

What is Extra Life? It's that time of the year again! Each year, The Meeple Street joins the rest of Team NZS games to help raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through Extra Life for Kids. The concept of Extra Life is similar to those who raise money by running a marathon, but instead… Continue reading Team NZS Takes on Extra Life

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Tips for Starting a Board Game Club for Students

I am a middle school teacher. During my lunch period two times a week I run a board game club for students. Many people have asked me for suggestions for how to start a club for students in their own schools. After giving it some thought, here are my suggestions for successfully engaging students in… Continue reading Tips for Starting a Board Game Club for Students