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Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

Recently in many of the board gaming groups I follow, I have been seeing a trend of people complaining about games being over produced. This is a somewhat puzzling statement to me, after all I find a lot of joy in games that go a step above and beyond. Generally when I see this statement,… Continue reading Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition

Game: Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition Designer: Chris Neuman (II), Adam Rehberg Published: Adam's Apple Games Players: 1-5 Playtime: 25-35 Minutes Play Type: Tile Drafting/ Set Collection Synopsis: You will be competing against your fellow blacksmiths to forge the best sword in the realms. There are many things to consider while crafting a magnificent sword, including length, quality and magical capabilities.… Continue reading Review of Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig

Game: Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig Designer: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 2-7 Playtime: 45-60 Minutes Play Type: Tile Placement, Tile Drafting Synopsis: King Ludwig requires only the best castles, and it is simply a task above just one measly designer. You will be working with another designer to build a magnificent… Continue reading Review of Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig

Articles · General Gaming

Five Games I Love to Play but Hate to Teach

Being both a teacher and the main gamer in my house, it means that I get delegated the task of teaching pretty much every game my family plays. While I sometimes play at public game nights, the majority of my gaming happens with my family so I am frequently teaching new games. While it is… Continue reading Five Games I Love to Play but Hate to Teach

Main Event Games · Reviews

The Meeple Street’s Review of Kill Merlin!

Game: Kill Merlin! Designer: Dave Schuman Published: Schuman Family Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30-90 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection/ Resource Management/ Take That Kickstarter Release Date: September 18th Synopsis: Merlin is the most powerful wizard in the realms, and the power has gone to his head. He craves control of the magical realms, and does everything in his… Continue reading The Meeple Street’s Review of Kill Merlin!

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Everdell

Game: Everdell Designer: James A. Wilson Published: Starling Games Players: 1-4 Playtime: 40-80 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement/ Set Collection   Synopsis: Everdell is a beautiful valley, shadowed by immense trees and divided by shining creeks. Hidden amongst the Ever Tree, a grand tree that offers share and protection the critters of the valley have found that it is… Continue reading Review of Everdell

Articles · General Gaming

Gen Con Best List

Over the past few days I shared my overall experience at Gen Con. Today I wanted to share a few best moments to give you more of an idea of the things I enjoyed during Gen Con. Best Available Game Demoed This was probably the most difficult category for me because I was able to… Continue reading Gen Con Best List

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Final Five Games I Can’t Wait to Try at Gencon

Tomorrow we leave for Gencon, but today I am running around like crazy trying to prepare for Gencon... Convention Tip: Don't wait until the day before to pack. Today I wanted to share the last five games that I am excited about for Gencon. Everdell- Many people are just now getting their copies of Everdell… Continue reading Final Five Games I Can’t Wait to Try at Gencon

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Topiary

Game: Topiary Designer: Danny Devine Published: Renegade Game Studios, Fever Games Players: 2-4 players Playtime: 15-30 Minutes Play Type: Abstract Strategy Synopsis: It is a bright and sunny day, and a new topiary garden has opened up in town. You plan on visiting the garden, but know it will be crowded on a day like today. You will… Continue reading Review of Topiary

Articles · General Gaming

Five More Games I am Excited to Try at Gencon

In 8 Days I will be leaving for Gencon. Last week Tuesday I shared five of the games I was excited to try at Gencon. Today I will share five more games that I am looking forward to trying and potentially buying. Feel free to share any games that you are also excited to see!… Continue reading Five More Games I am Excited to Try at Gencon