Articles · General Gaming

Halloween Games for Any Situation

Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are beginning to plan get togethers for the holiday. If you are anything like me, no social gathering is complete without at least one board game played. I figured I would share a variety of horror or Halloween themed games that could be played in any… Continue reading Halloween Games for Any Situation

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

October 2018 Kickstarters to Check Out

Wow! September flew by, and with October starting, it is time to share my monthly Kickstarters that have caught my eye! This month there seems to be a lot of great games and gaming accessories being released. Here are five different campaigns that I will be watching closely throughout October and potentially backing! D6: Dungeons,… Continue reading October 2018 Kickstarters to Check Out

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

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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

Main Event Games · Reviews

The Meeple Street’s Review of Kill Merlin!

Game: Kill Merlin! Designer: Dave Schuman Published: Schuman Family Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30-90 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection/ Resource Management/ Take That Kickstarter Release Date: September 18th Synopsis: Merlin is the most powerful wizard in the realms, and the power has gone to his head. He craves control of the magical realms, and does everything in his… Continue reading The Meeple Street’s Review of Kill Merlin!

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Monarch

Game: Monarch Designer: Mary Flanagan Published: Resonym Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 30-50 Minutes Play Type: Set Collection Synopsis: You are an heir to a throne, and it has come time to prove your prowess as a leader. Your mother, The Queen, is seeking to appoint the best sibling to lead in her stead once she passes her crown… Continue reading Review of Monarch