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Board Game Review: In Vino Morte

*As a disclaimer, I am friends with the designer of this game and first played it at a designer event earlier this year. I also think this game is a lot of fun and I think you will too! I am walking around the Granite Game Summit in April of 2017. I just finished playing … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Leviathan

  Other than board gaming, I love to read. I’ll read almost everything – with the exception of a few genres that do not appeal to me. I will give any author a chance, including new emerging authors as well as authors who supposedly wrote the classic literature cannon. One of these authors is Herman … Continue reading

Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction 2017

It’s that time of year again. Time for the annual Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction! Each year since I joined the hobby, I participate by putting up items for auction, bidding on items, and volunteering to help manage different aspects of the auction. This auction is to raise money for the charity fund that gives … Continue reading

Smash Up Fan Expansion: A Response To AEG

I am pretty sure I can log on the any game convention preview list and pull out a handful of games that appropriate, stereotype, and misrepresent groups of people, particularly based on culture. This phenomenon is not new the board gaming as European and American companies who dominate the market have historically picked themes they … 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

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

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

Top 25 Board Games 2016 Edition Part 2

We are back with my top 25 games as of 2016! This was extremely challenging to put together because of all the fantastic games that exist. So how exactly do I go about creating these lists? I get a list of all the games I have played, rated over a 7 out of 10. I … Continue reading

Essen Spiel 2016 Preview

The Spiel ’16 in Essen, Germany is coming up in a couple of weeks. This is one of, if not the largest, board game consumer conventions in the world. Many anticipated games announced throughout the year are released at The Spiel every year and I have curated a list of my most anticipated games. I … Continue reading

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