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Brendon

Brendon has written 110 posts for Reading and Gaming for Justice

Board Game Review: They Who Were 8 + Giveaway!

At the Spiel Fair in Essen, Germany this past year, there were multiple instances of stolen cash boxes from board game companies. One of these companies was LudiCreations who had almost all of their money stolen on the second to last day of the fair. This is particularly devastating to small, indie board game companies … Continue reading

Book Review: The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus

I received an ARC e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. The title of Maurice Broaddus’ collection of short stories and brief description hooked me immediately. The idea that each story carries a voice of a martyr, an important voice that was silenced by those in power, was very intriguing to … Continue reading

A Q&A with Claudie Arseneault, author of City of Strife

If you all have been following my blog, you know that City of Strife was one of my favorite books I read in 2016 (read my review here). I read an advanced copy and now at the end of this month, the book will finally be released! City of Strife is the first book in … Continue reading

The Secret Behind My Ratings

Today I will share with you all my thought process behind reviewing board games and books. Specifically, I want to share the how I approach reviewing and why I have selected this method. When I read other people’s reviews, I find a variety of different ways folks structure their reviews and rate or recommend them … Continue reading

Book Review: The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. Author Indrajit Garai presents three short stories in volume 1 of his short story collections: The Sacrifice. Like many of the collections of short stories I have read over the course of the past couple of months, Indrajit Garai … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Time Stories (Spoiler Free)

Time Stories is a cooperative story-driven, choose your own adventure puzzle game for 2-4 players. In the game, players assume the role of time agents trained to go into the past to fix temporal anomalies. Time Stories is a disposable game. When you buy Time Stories, you are buying a game system that comes with … Continue reading

Book Review: Deceit and Other Possibilities by Vanessa Hua

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. This short story collection is like no other I have read in the past year. Vanessa Hua presents ten stories all involving the theme of deceit, lies, or hiding the truth. All ten stories center around immigrant families in … Continue reading

Comic Book Review: Sun Dragon’s Song #2 by Joyce Chng and Kim Miranda

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this comic in exchange for my open and honest review. YES! I was so happy when I heard Sun Dragon’s Song #2 released on NetGalley. Thank you to Glaiza @ Paper Wanderer for letting me know about it. It has been a hard couple of days so I was excited … Continue reading

Including New Meeples #3: Checkers

As a disclaimer, I do not own a physical copy of Kamisado, but have played it extensively through the IOS Application. I first played checkers when I was young out of one of the “25 games in 1” kits that featured checkers, chess, backgammon, and other games we never took the time to learn. Dating back … Continue reading

Book Review: The Last Day of Captain Lincoln by EXO Books

I received a free e-book copy in exchange for an open and honest review. This novella is unique. One that has made me think more philosophically about life and death than any other book I have read this year. The Last Day of Captain Lincoln chronicles the final day that the main character, Captain Lincoln, … Continue reading

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