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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

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Preview for Scythe Encounters

It is no secret that I love Scythe. In fact, Scythe is by far the most played game in my collection. There are many reasons for that, but one major reason is the amount of replayability and variety that is represented in the base game and expansions. That being said, one thing the expansions have… Continue reading Preview for Scythe Encounters

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of My Little Scythe

Game: My Little Scythe Designer: Hoby and Vienna Chou Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 1-6 Playtime: 45-60 Minutes Play Type: Area Control/ Light Combat Synopsis: Each year the Kingdom of Pomme invites two sibling Seekers from all 7 of the animal kingdoms to participate in the Harvest Tournament. This friendly competition determines the new leaders of… Continue reading Review of My Little Scythe

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Labor Day Giveaway: Upgraded Viticulture Essential Edition

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!! Summer is coming to an end and the school year is back in full swing. I wanted to celebrate the ending of summer with all of you and I felt the best way to do that was to host a giveaway! This time I have teamed up with my friends over… Continue reading Labor Day Giveaway: Upgraded Viticulture Essential Edition

Expansions · Reviews

Review of Visit from the Rhine Valley

Expansion: Visit from the Rhine Valley Base Game:¬† Viticulture Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 1-6 players Playtime: 1 hour-1 hour 30 Minutes Other Expansions Needed: No Overview Positives: Provides variety Stronger focus on theme Helps to build engine Easier to learn for new players Negatives Replaces prior components/ expansions in game play Cannot be combined with… Continue reading Review of Visit from the Rhine Valley

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Favorite Publishers

I play all kinds of games, everything from independent designers launching a Kickstarter for the first time to major publishing companies like CMON or Asmodee. However, as I continue there are a few publishers who stand out to me, not just because of the quality of their games, but also things like communication and customer… Continue reading Favorite Publishers

Articles · General Gaming

My Little Scythe News

There is some very exciting news coming from Stonemaier Games today! They have announced that they will be creating a full production copy of My Little Scythe, based off the award winning print and play created by designer Hoby Chou. Jamey was showing off some of the components on his Wednesday live stream. I loved… Continue reading My Little Scythe News

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Viticulture Essential Edition

Game: Viticulture Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Published: Stonemaier Players: 1-6 Playtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes-2 Hours Play Type: Worker Placement   Synopsis:   You have inherited a vineyard in Tuscany. Your dream is to take this modest vineyard into an abundantly successful venture. ¬†Starting with just a simple crush pad, a small crush pad, and 3… Continue reading Review of Viticulture Essential Edition

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Scythe

Game: Scythe Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 1-5 Base Game, 1-7 with Expansion Playtime: 2-3 Hours Type: Engine Builder Synopsis: Scythe is set in Jakub Rozalski's 1920's+ universe. In the game you'll find yourself controlling a faction trying to rebuild their country after the first Great War. Your faction will try to stake… Continue reading Review of Scythe