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Ways to Make Your Gencon Experience a Little Easier

Gencon is an amazing experience that can be a little overwhelming the first few times you attend. The first year I went, I spent probably half of the time staring wide eyed in the exhibit hall. You could probably spend all four days in there and not see everything, but then you'd miss out on… Continue reading Ways to Make Your Gencon Experience a Little Easier

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Istanbul: The Dice Game

Game: Istanbul Dice Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Published: Pegasus Spiele and AEG Players: 2-4 players Playtime: 20-40 Minutes Play Type: Dice Rolling, Set Collection Synopsis: As you wander the bustling street of Istanbul's bazaar you have only one goal in mind, trading goods and coin for the glittering rubies that the venders sell. Quickly make the… Continue reading Review of Istanbul: The Dice Game

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News on Overturn: Rising Sands

It's been under a week since Death May Die hit Kickstarter and CMON was in the middle of controversy. Once again the boardgame publisher is in the middle of a Kickstarter controversy, but this time on the other side. It seems as though Foxtale Studios has directly copied CMON'S rulebook for their upcoming game Overturn:… Continue reading News on Overturn: Rising Sands

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Review of Maki Stack

  Game: Maki Stack Designer: Jeff Lai Published: Blue Orange Games Players: 2-6 players Playtime: 10-20 Minutes Play Type: Dexterity Synopsis: It is time to show off your sushi stacking skills. Compete against the other team as you race to have the best presentation in the shortest time. The players that can complete the pattern first will win be… Continue reading Review of Maki Stack

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Three Challenges of Using Board Games in the Classroom

One of my goals for this year is to use more board games in my classroom. I will be teaching geography and 7th grade English, so there are many games that could be implemented. My trouble has never been finding games that fit with my curriculum. Due to the variety and quality of games that… Continue reading Three Challenges of Using Board Games in the Classroom

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Review of Tiny Trees

Game: Tiny Trees Designer: Michael Perce Players: 2-4 players Playtime: 30 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection Synopsis: You are but small tree spirit, but you hope to become the Demigod of Trees. The only way to prove you are fit to take the position? By growing the strongest and most creative tree, and gaining the… Continue reading Review of Tiny Trees

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Disappointing Changes in Adventures League Play

I have been an avid D&D Adventures League player for the last three years, playing multiple sessions each week and attending conventions for the sole reason of playing. I was looking forward to seeing what season 8 would bring for AL and what changes would be coming for players. After listening to yesterday's Twitch stream… Continue reading Disappointing Changes in Adventures League Play