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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

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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 Thrive

Game: Thrive Designer: Martin Grider Published: Adam's Apple Games Players: 2 Playtime: 20-30 Minutes Play Type: Grid Movement Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamsapplegames/thrive-1?ref=profile_created Synopsis: You will be playing as a lotus flower who must compete for space in a small pond. Your goal is to take over the other flower's space before they crowd you out. Game… Continue reading Review of Thrive

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Review of Euphoria:Ignorance is Bliss

Game: Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss Designer: Morten Monrad Pedersen, David Studley and Nick Shaw Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 1-6 Playtime: 40-70 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement Synopsis: Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss is a more stuff expansion for Euphoria. It adds a variety of cards, tiles and alternative playing rules to provide more replayability to the… Continue reading Review of Euphoria:Ignorance is Bliss

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Review of Fairy Tile

Game: Fairy Tile Designer: Matthew Dunstan, Brett J. Gilbert Published: Iello Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30 Minutes Play Type: Tile Placement Synopsis: Once upon a time there was a Dragon, a knight and a beautiful princess. Your job is to write the rest of their story. The player who is able to complete their story… Continue reading Review of Fairy Tile

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Great Games for Two

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and rather than going out, why not spend the evening bonding over a game? Every year my husband and I spend Valentine's Day playing board games together. It is a nice and quiet evening, and we get to spend quality time doing something we love. Here are some… Continue reading Great Games for Two

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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