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Review of Christmas Lights

Game: Christmas Lights Designer: Chad Head and Adam Collins Published: 25th Century Games Players: 2-6 players Playtime: 10-30 Minutes Play Type: Card Game, Set Collection, Memory CHRISTMAS LIGHTS KICKSTARTER   Synopsis: It is time to deck the halls and trim the tree. You have opened your decorations box, and need to find the perfect string of lights to… Continue reading Review of Christmas Lights

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Influences on Boardgaming

  Yesterday night I got the sudden and random urge to play an old RTS kingdom building PC game. While in my excitement, I realized that I shouldn't be surprised I still enjoy these games, as the same theme still excites me in board gaming. I love sitting down to build a kingdom, and watching… Continue reading Influences on Boardgaming

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A Brief Gaming Profile

Today I just wanted to share a little bit about myself. I think there is a lot you can learn about a person from their gaming habits. I figured I would do a quick Q & A with myself, and share some interesting things about myself as a gamer. If you have any questions for… Continue reading A Brief Gaming Profile

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Why Board Games

Yesterday, I had a long bus ride to a field trip with my 8th graders. While sitting and chatting with a student, they wanted to know more about my love of board games. Their big question to me was, "why play board games when there are so many more vivid games you could play with… Continue reading Why Board Games

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One Time Use Games

There is a trend going on in the board game world that focuses on legacy games and one time use games. Legacy games follow a campaign, and permanent changes are made to the board. The majority of these games can be played 10-12 times in a campaign, and then the game is over and can… Continue reading One Time Use Games

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Review of Century: Golem Edition

Game: Century: Golem Edition Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Published: Plan B Games Players: 2-5 Playtime: 30-45 Minutes Play Type: Engine Builder/ Card Drafting Synopsis: You are a caravan leader, traveling  up and down the exotic Golem Road. You hope to gain and deliver the rare crystals that can be bought and sold on the beautiful Golem… Continue reading Review of Century: Golem Edition

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Play by the Rules

Rule books today come in all shapes and sizes for board games. I have games where the rule book fits on a couple small cards, one easy to read sheet of paper or an entire novel. I generally find that long rule books can create a barrier that keeps new players from fully diving into… Continue reading Play by the Rules

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Top 9 of April 2018

As we gear up for International Table Top Day this Saturday, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my favorite games. More specifically I wanted to focus on why these are are my favorite. It is always hard for my to narrow down to just 9 games but I am pretty happy with… Continue reading Top 9 of April 2018

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Why Play on Apps?

Many people shy away from playing board game apps on phones. I understand the sentiment, why play an app when you could sit down away from technology and actually play a game? I can easily see the arguments against board game apps. They go against my normal attitude of putting technology away and spending time… Continue reading Why Play on Apps?

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The Benefits of a Board Game a Day

People ask me frequently, how do I find the time to play games every night? Very simply, I try to make it a priority during my day. My goal is to play a game each night. There are a few reasons that I try to make this commitment. First, board games are inherently social. When… Continue reading The Benefits of a Board Game a Day