Like most things in life, board games often experience different trends as new technologies become available. One thing that is currently being explored is virtual reality based board games. My initial reaction was confusion, and then immediately dismissal. Why on Earth would someone who plays board games want them in virtual reality format, isn't that… Continue reading Why on Earth Would You Want Virtual Reality Board Games?
A conversation earlier this week on Instagram got me thinking hard about what my top games were in a variety of categories. I thought it might be fun to share them on my blog as well. Do you see any that overlap with your favorites? Area Control: Tyrants of the Underdark- I love the mixture of… Continue reading Top Twos
Accessory: Handmade Acid Wand Creator: Hrothgar's Hoard Website: http://www.hrothgarshoard.com/home.html Background I had the opportunity to meet with John Pratt of Hrothgar's Hoard at Gen Con to discuss an upcoming Kickstarter project. He showed me their Dice Wands which will be launched via Kickstarter in September. One of my most interesting interviews to date, I got to… Continue reading Gaming Accessory Review: Hrothgar’s Hoard Wands
EXTRA LIFE PAGE I have no qualms about sharing just how much board gaming has been a life changing event for me. It has helped me manage my depression, connect with others, and create life long friendships. Recently I have been wondering if there was a way to give back to the community in… Continue reading The Meeple Street Takes on Extra Life
Game: Everdell Designer: James A. Wilson Published: Starling Games Players: 1-4 Playtime: 40-80 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement/ Set Collection Synopsis: Everdell is a beautiful valley, shadowed by immense trees and divided by shining creeks. Hidden amongst the Ever Tree, a grand tree that offers share and protection the critters of the valley have found that it is… Continue reading Review of Everdell
Game: Sideshow Swap Designer: Phillip James (II), Adam Stevenson Published: Self Published Players: 2-8 Playtime: 10-45 Minutes Play Type: Hand Management/ Take That Synopsis: Step right up! Discover the newest talent! Be weary, only one can be the best! In this quick hand management game, players will be competing against other players to draw the… Continue reading Review of Sideshow Swap
Have you ever been a low level adventurer nervous about the possibility of a chest being a mimic? Wizards of the Coast and the Adventurers League team want to ensure that is no longer a concern in season 8 game play. Yesterday the official rules for season eight were rolled out for AL, and they… Continue reading D&D Adventurers League Taking the “RP” out of RPG in Season 8 Rule Changes
In 8 Days I will be leaving for Gencon. Last week Tuesday I shared five of the games I was excited to try at Gencon. Today I will share five more games that I am looking forward to trying and potentially buying. Feel free to share any games that you are also excited to see!… Continue reading Five More Games I am Excited to Try at Gencon
Game: Carthage Designer: Luke Seinen Published: SAS Creative Players: 1-5 players Playtime: 30-75 Minutes Play Type: Deck Builder/ Take That Synopsis: You have entered the ring for gladiatorial combat. You face fierce competition, and only one may survive. Battle your way through the arena to be the last one standing. Game Play: Carthage is played over a… Continue reading Review of Carthage
I have been adventuring with a party for the last three years, who does not do an official session zero. Session zero is when all the players sit down, discuss their character concept and create background stories together. Sure, as a campaign ends we start to discuss our next characters, but we do not always… Continue reading Does Party Composition Matter?