I personally am in awe of the people who always track their plays. I love seeing the data charts it can produce, and the stats on who has won games versus how many times they have been played. The information really excited me. However, whenever I think about starting to do so myself, I really… Continue reading Do You Track Your 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
The other day while I was browsing Facebook, I came upon someone asking about why a game had a score pad rather than a dry erase score tracker. I don't remember which game was being discussed, but it caught my attention because I was surprised that so many people would prefer a dry erase method… Continue reading Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms
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
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
Like most things in life, board games often experience different trends as new technologies become available. One thing that is currently being explored is virtual reality based board games. My initial reaction was confusion, and then immediately dismissal. Why on Earth would someone who plays board games want them in virtual reality format, isn't that… Continue reading Why on Earth Would You Want Virtual Reality Board Games?
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