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Gen Con ’17 Preview, Part 2

We are back for part 2 of my Gen Con Preview for 2017! Enjoy! The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade Last year, one of my most anticipated games from Gen Con was Haspelknecht. The Ruhr is the second game in the coal trilogy from designer Thomas Spitzer. I was pretty lukewarm about Haspelknecht but … Continue reading

Gen Con ’17 Preview, Part 1

Gen Con is on the horizon. I have once again picked out games releasing at the convention that I am excited for in two parts! In no particular order… Custom Heroes This is a new trick taking game from AEG. The really cool part of this game is all the cards are made up of … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Listen to Board Game Podcasts Anymore

Okay, the title is actually a lie because I do listen to podcasts about board and card games. When I first got into the podcast scene, I listened to them at every waking moment of my day. From the moment I woke up, I had the next podcast in the queue. I subscribed to between … Continue reading

Backpacking + Board Games

*I want to recognize that both my partner and I are temporarily able-bodied. This post centers around an activity that is not accessible to everyone. I hope to share my experience from the past weekend and how it related to my hobby of gaming.  This past weekend my partner and I went backpacking on the … Continue reading

Polarization

With every issue big and small, there tends to be an extreme polarization within a community. Especially in the United States, where we seem to thrive on polarization! Just take a look at our political system with its ‘Us vs. Them’ and ‘You’re with Us or Against Us’ mentality. There is no room for anything … Continue reading

Solo Gaming Stigma

Playing board games by oneself is becoming more popular or at least more in the main stream of board game media and content. There are many ‘solo-only’ games released every year and even more games that come with a solo-mode. Further, there is a huge community of folks who take the time to make solo … Continue reading

What’s on the Shelf #2

The second installment of What’s on the Shelf! This part of my board game shelf is the bottom right corner. This is where I keep most of my medium box games and a good amount of my games that can play 5+ players. While I may not always look at the bottom shelf, these games … Continue reading

Where is all the Fun?

Playing board games, reading books, and writing on my blog are my hobbies. In essence, if I am not working, I am usually doing one of those three things. They provide me with time to relax, destress, and interact with my friends and family. I have fun in all three of my hobbies. Because of … Continue reading

What’s on the Shelf #1

I have decided to show you all what board games are on my shelf and why I have kept them so far. I hope you enjoy this series going through my game collection! We will start with the top right corner of my board game shelf and work our way down. Happy Salmon This game … Continue reading

Representation and Appropriation | Board Games

For the past week, I have been thinking about a tough question about representation in all forms of media – TV, movies, books, and in particular board games. This mainly stems from the idea of the #ownvoices movement in literature. This means that an author is writing characters from their own experience. So for example, … Continue reading

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