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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

Articles · Personal Stories

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 Lucidity

Game: Lucidity Designer: Shannon Kelly Published: Renegade Game Studios Players: 1-4 players Playtime: 20-30 Minutes Play Type: Push Your Luck, Dice Collection Synopsis: You close your eyes, and you are once again sucked into a dreamworld. You have a sense of urgency to break this hold on you. In the darkness lurks monsters who haunt… Continue reading Review of Lucidity

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Why I Don’t Do Commissions

The last couple of days I have been on a painting kick, and whenever that happens people tend to ask me if I will paint their miniatures for them, or if I do commissions. The answer is (usually) no. I have then had people try to convince me that it would be worth it, because… Continue reading Why I Don’t Do Commissions

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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