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

Articles · Personal Stories

Top 5 Games in 2018

Its the time of year that is known for reflection, so I figured why not reflect on my personal favorite games of 2018. I must say, this list was a little difficult for me this year, as I have not played as many of the big titles as I would have liked to though many… Continue reading Top 5 Games in 2018

Articles · General Gaming

Do You Track Your Games?

I personally am in awe of the people who always track their plays. I love seeing the data charts it can produce, and the stats on who has won games versus how many times they have been played. The information really excited me. However, whenever I think about starting to do so myself, I really… Continue reading Do You Track Your Games?

Articles · General Gaming

Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

Recently in many of the board gaming groups I follow, I have been seeing a trend of people complaining about games being over produced. This is a somewhat puzzling statement to me, after all I find a lot of joy in games that go a step above and beyond. Generally when I see this statement,… Continue reading Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Blue Lagoon

Game: Blue Lagoon Designer: Reiner Knizia Published: Blue Orange Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 25-45 Minutes Play Type: Route Building/ Set Collection Synopsis: You are the chief of a tribe and you seek to explore new islands to settle and expand your tribe's resources. When you stumble upon a newly discovered archipelago, you hurry to create settlements on the resource rich… Continue reading Review of Blue Lagoon

Articles · General Gaming

Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms

The other day while I was browsing Facebook, I came upon someone asking about why a game had a score pad rather than a dry erase score tracker. I don't remember which game was being discussed, but it caught my attention because I was surprised that so many people would prefer a dry erase method… Continue reading Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition

Game: Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition Designer: Chris Neuman (II), Adam Rehberg Published: Adam's Apple Games Players: 1-5 Playtime: 25-35 Minutes Play Type: Tile Drafting/ Set Collection Synopsis: You will be competing against your fellow blacksmiths to forge the best sword in the realms. There are many things to consider while crafting a magnificent sword, including length, quality and magical capabilities.… Continue reading Review of Swordcrafters: Expanded Edition

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig

Game: Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig Designer: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 2-7 Playtime: 45-60 Minutes Play Type: Tile Placement, Tile Drafting Synopsis: King Ludwig requires only the best castles, and it is simply a task above just one measly designer. You will be working with another designer to build a magnificent… Continue reading Review of Between Two Castles of the Mad King Ludwig

Articles · General Gaming

Five Games I Love to Play but Hate to Teach

Being both a teacher and the main gamer in my house, it means that I get delegated the task of teaching pretty much every game my family plays. While I sometimes play at public game nights, the majority of my gaming happens with my family so I am frequently teaching new games. While it is… Continue reading Five Games I Love to Play but Hate to Teach

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Meeple Steeple

Game: Meeple Steeple Designer: Craig Zipse Published: Black Oak Workshop Players: 2-4 Playtime: 15-30 Minutes Play Type: Cooperative Dexterity/ Resource Management     Synopsis: The king has ordered the top builders in the kingdom to construct a new steeple. The builders must work together to efficiently and carefully build a steeple from bottom up. The number of workers… Continue reading Review of Meeple Steeple