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Including New Meeples #2: Yahtzee

Yahtzee is a solid game, one that is still very popular today. There is something about rolling those dice and pushing your luck in order to score the most points. While the roll and re-roll mechanic is intriguing and filled with excitement (there is nothing like shouting YAHTZEE!!!! after a lucky third roll), the strategy … Continue reading

Book Review: City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault

This is a feature book for LGBTQ+ History Month. Disclaimer: I received a free e-book in exchange for an open and honest review. I received an electronic copy of City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault from the author after inquiring about the book through Twitter. From the description, this book is the first in a … Continue reading

Granite Game Summit Fall Recap #G2SFall

This past Saturday, I attended the Granite Game Summit fall event held in Nashua, New Hampshire. My partner unfortunately had to work and I decided to take the plunge and go alone. Now, I do not like going to events with lots of people alone for many reasons: I am an introvert, I value one … Continue reading

Book Review: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

This is one of my picks for #DiverseDetectives. #DiverseDectectives is an book blogging event through the month of October hosted by  @siliconphospho and @Bina_ReadThis. Through this month I am committed to read two mystery / detective novels featuring detectives of color and posting at least one review. Devil in a Blue Dress is my first pick … Continue reading

Two Month Blogging Reflections

I have blogging since June of 2015, however I did not start blogging ‘seriously’ until of August of 2016. If you take a look at my archives, you will see how sporadically I blogged for the first year and a half and the changes I have made since this past August. In the beginning of … Continue reading

Book Review: The Second Mango by Shira Glassman

This is a featured book for LGBTQ+ History Month. The Second Mango is a book I picked up off of Amazon for a part of a read-a-thon challenge. This book fit a category for the read-a-thon and when I read the description, it looked very compelling in its story and also had diverse character representation. I … Continue reading

Reframing Language: Euro and Ameritrash

If you ask almost anyone in the board game hobby how many main types of games there are, they would most likely answer with two: Eurogames and Ameritrash games. Eurogames Originally termed as ‘German Games’ because of their origin in Germany, these games tend to focus heavily on strategy and/or tactics. There is little luck … Continue reading

Book Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

This book is the #DSFFBookClub pick of the month. I do not usually go out and buy books as soon as they release for a couple of reasons. First, I do not necessarily like hardback books (although I am slowly coming around) and hardbacks at full price are a huge hit on my book budget. … Continue reading

13 Games to Play this Halloween

It is the month of Halloween. And honestly, it is not my favorite holiday of the year; however, I enjoy themed game nights and Halloween provides the perfect backdrop for themed board game nights! I know it is a bit early, but if you do not own any creepy or Halloween themed games, you may … Continue reading

September 2016 Blog Roundup

A List to Annoy the Bigots What the Log had to Say First off, what a fantastic title for a rec / list blog post! There has been a lot of controversies in the book / publishing world this month. From booktubers to authors saying there is no need for diversity and that calling out … Continue reading

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