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Review of Ticket To Ride: New York

Game: Ticket To Ride: New York Designer: Alan R. Moon Published: Days of Wonder Players: 2-4 players Playtime: 10-15 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection, Route Building Synopsis: Picture this, you have landed in the 1960's in New York city. There are many different sites to see, like the Empire State Building, Central Park, China Town… Continue reading Review of Ticket To Ride: New York

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Do Aesthetics or Mechanics Have a Bigger Draw?

Board games have evolved to almost be an art form of their own.  There are so many different kinds of games, and each has their own illustration style to enhance game play.  Likewise, games come out with new mechanics every day that challenge gamers to learn to play with new strategies and considerations. People frequently… Continue reading Do Aesthetics or Mechanics Have a Bigger Draw?

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Boardgaming: Lifestyle or Hobby?

People often ask me about my hobbies, and obviously board gaming is one that comes up, along with painting and reading. However, when I start to describe my hobby, I realize that it is so much more than just a hobby for me. I define hobby as something you occasionally do in your free time… Continue reading Boardgaming: Lifestyle or Hobby?

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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