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Mint Tin Design Contest 2017

I am fascinated with print and play board and card games and recently in small games I have the capacity to create. That is how I stumbled onto the Mint Tin Design Contests through Board Game Geek. This year is the third annual context where designers are challenged to create a game where all the … Continue reading

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

Finding out the Truth

When I accept books or board games to review, I do a small amount of preliminary research to see if the game, book, author, designer, publisher, etc. aligns with the values and goals of my blog. Usually I do not find much out, even in this day and age when it seems to be okay … 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

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

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

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