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Review of the Quacks of Quedlinburg

Game: Quacks of Quedlinburg Publisher: North Star Games Designer: Wolfgang Warsch Players: 2-4 Players Playtime: 30-45 Minutes Play Type: Press Your Luck   Synopsis: You are a quack doctor, trying to create a convincing brew to enchant your customers with. Whether you are trying to create a love potion, cure bad breath or simply cure… Continue reading Review of the Quacks of Quedlinburg

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Captive

Game: Captive Published: Van Ryder Games Designer: Emmanuel Manuro Players: 1 Playtime: 30-130 Minutes Play Type: Choose Your Own Adventure Synopsis: You have just recieved a ransom note for your kidnapped daughter. Your instructions were to show up alone to a secluded manor or your daughter's life would be in danger. While you approach the eery house your intuition is… Continue reading Review of Captive

Articles · General Gaming

Breaking Down Barriers with a Pack of UNO Cards

Many of you know already that I am an educator. I teach middle school students, but another job of mine is helping the students who get an In School Suspension debrief and create a strategy to avoid future disciplinary actions. Students often end up with me after swearing at or becoming aggressive towards a teacher,… Continue reading Breaking Down Barriers with a Pack of UNO Cards

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

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

Articles · General Gaming

Games I Use During the First Week of School

Before I get into today's topic, I wanted to share some changes coming to The Meeple Street. As many of you know, I am an educator and my work load is heavier from August until June. I have been debating the best way to commit to quality content while still giving my all at work.… Continue reading Games I Use During the First Week of School

Articles · General Gaming

Gen Con Best List

Over the past few days I shared my overall experience at Gen Con. Today I wanted to share a few best moments to give you more of an idea of the things I enjoyed during Gen Con. Best Available Game Demoed This was probably the most difficult category for me because I was able to… Continue reading Gen Con Best List

Articles · General Gaming

Final Five Games I Can’t Wait to Try at Gencon

Tomorrow we leave for Gencon, but today I am running around like crazy trying to prepare for Gencon... Convention Tip: Don't wait until the day before to pack. Today I wanted to share the last five games that I am excited about for Gencon. Everdell- Many people are just now getting their copies of Everdell… Continue reading Final Five Games I Can’t Wait to Try at Gencon

Filler Games · Reviews

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

Articles · General Gaming

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