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Reframing Language: “This Game is Crazy!”

One of the most said lines from board game reviewers and board game content creators I hear is: “This game is crazy!” Besides not knowing what the reviewer even means by this statement, ‘crazy’ has very apparent ableist connotation. The same goes for insane, mad, madness, madhouse… you get the point. Crazy is one of … Continue reading

Book Review: Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this novel in exchange for an open and honest review. This book has a special place for me in my heart. I am a product of an interracial marriage and my own marriage is interracial as well. When I think about it, that 50 years ago, the relationships that … Continue reading

Including New Meeples: A New Series on Introducing People to the Board Game Hobby

I first got into the designer board game hobby a while back. I was playing Catan with some family (which was the only ‘designer’ game I knew at the time) and we were all having a great time. I always liked games but never knew there was anything more than your basic mass market party … Continue reading

5 Powerful Graphic Novels

I started diving into graphic novels and comics last year. For the most part, I thought most or all graphic novels and comics fell in the realm of super heroes, fantasy, and or science fiction. As I kept exploring, I found graphic novels exploring powerful and haunting experiences, some based on true stories. I have … Continue reading

Book Review: What Sunny Saw in the Flames by Nnedi Okorafor

Disclaimer: I received a free e-book copy in exchange for my open and honest review. I have had some time to process What Sunny Saw in the Flames by Nnedi Okorafor and my thoughts on the story, characters, and place this book has in the young adult scene. First of all, I need to get this out … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Micro Rome

Designer: Michael Bevilacqua Publisher: Self-Published Players: 1 Weight: Super Light Play Time: ~15 min Type: card laying, set collection, city building Micro Rome is a small solo card laying game where the player is constructing the city of Rome in order to build the… best city ever! I guess we are (solo) city planners in some way, … Continue reading

Brass: A First Play Reflection

It’s 4:30pm on a Saturday full of gaming. I have been at a friend’s house since 10am playing various games. Five others have also been there for the duration of the day but two are have to leave early, bringing our number down to four. So far, we have got many games to the table… … Continue reading

Book Review: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

You know those books you read where you just know what to write in the review? And then there are those books that leave you thinking about the plot and the characters long after finishing, leaving you to process your feelings and thoughts. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle was one of the latter. … Continue reading

Back to School: 4 Books for Educators

Summer vacation is almost over and school is almost back in session. As someone who works in Higher Education, we are frantically preparing for students to return to campus and start a new academic semester. Each year, I look at different academic books, articles, and pedagogies that may help me become more of a liberation-focused … Continue reading

Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon TBR

Thank you again to Read at Midnight (https://readatmidnight.com) again for an awesome Pokemon themed reading challenge! I used to watch the Indigo League series when I was a kid and I recently rewatched it as an adult on Netflix – not the same but gave me some nostalgia for Pokemon! The #ReadThemAllThon is a three … Continue reading

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