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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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Review of Cover Your Kingdom

Game: Cover Your Kingdom Published: Grandpa Beck Games Players: 3-6 Players Playtime: 30-45 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection Synopsis: Congratulations! You have become the ruler of your very own kingdom! Unfortunately, your kingdom is currently devoid of life and magic.Your job will be to convince the various magical creatures roaming the valley to inhabit your… Continue reading Review of Cover Your Kingdom

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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

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Motora

Game:Motora Designer: Calum Taylor Published: Twisted Bit Games Players: 2-6 Playtime: 30-120 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement/ Player Elimination Synopsis: The gods of Motora are angry, and the priestesses of the island are looking for a solution to spare their tribes from the wrath of the gods. After a great deal of searching, they discover… Continue reading Review of Motora

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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

Expansions · Reviews

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

Filler Games · Reviews

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

Articles · General Gaming

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

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Fry Thief

Game:  Fry Thief Published: Laid Back Games Designer: Patrick Rauland Players: 2 Playtime: 15 Minutes Play Type:  Take That Synopsis: You go out to eat with the best of intentions, ordering a healthy salad. However, those fries your friend ordered just look so good. Surely they wouldn't notice if you stole a few... Game Play: Fry Thief is a simple… Continue reading Review of Fry Thief