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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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Boardgames and TV Shows that Pair Well Together

Yesterday, my husband and I finished the first season of The Umbrella Academy. While watching, my husband made the comment that the show seemed very similar to Time Stories. It got me thinking about other shows and board games that would pair well together, and potentially even create a gateway between board games and T.V.… Continue reading Boardgames and TV Shows that Pair Well Together

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Review of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia Designer: Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 2-6 Playtime: 60 Minutes   Play Type: Worker Placement Synopsis: After an Earth shattering apocalypse has taken place, society has rebuilt itself into Euphoria. You are a societal elite in the vast dystopian city of Euphoria. Your goal is… Continue reading Review of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia