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Top 100 Games of Right Now (100-91)

Here we go! Time to kick off my Top 100 Games of Right Now with numbers 100 through 91. 100. Isle of Skye designed by Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister Coming in at number 100 is a pretty thinky tile laying game, think Carcassone but with more complex scoring. Folks tend to focus on the tile … Continue reading

Top 100 Games of Right Now (Intro)

When I first joined the hobby, I was enamored with Top 100 lists. To me, for someone to go through every game they played and rank 100 of them seemed… ridiculous! Maybe because at that point I had played about 10 different modern board games. Maybe because I did not really know what separates #83 … Continue reading

Solo Gaming Roundup – 2/2/18

Since moving, I haven’t had an established weekly game night and have been hosting monthly get togethers. But a lot of my gaming sessions have been solo gaming. While I do own a good amount of games that have a solo mode, I have also been exploring free solo print and play games and solo … Continue reading


I recently have been listening to this podcast called Healing Justice (https://www.healingjustice.org/) which talks about how can we center healing in our social change movements. The host, Kate Werning, talks to different activists and organizers about their work and their healing practices through their work. I find this to be very important as I have … Continue reading

Book Review: Muir Woods or Bust by Ian Woollen

First reaction, I kid you not: What just happen?! Muir Woods or Bust by Ian Woollen has to be one of the most unique books I read this year and I can honestly say I am still trying to process what happened and the themes that came from the story. The book follows a middle-aged therapist, … Continue reading

Top 11 Games I Played in 2017

Another year end (beginning of the year?) post about the best games I played for the first time in 2017. This is a very important note because a lot of these games did not come out in 2017; however, I did not get the opportunity to play them until recently. I played 160 unique games in … Continue reading

The Inclusive Con

It’s the beginning of the year so we can start anticipating… Board Game convention season!!!! Judging from all the pictures, posts, podcasts, and videos last year, many people had a phenomenal experience at many conventions in 2017. And I am sure many of you are looking forward to more conventions in 2018 – I know … Continue reading

Top 11 Books I Read in 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to look back on the calendar year and reflect on all the books I read over the course of the year. 2017 was a pretty good year of reading for me. I managed to shatter my original goal of 70 books, by reading over 100 books, totaling over … Continue reading

Book Review: Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan is a collection of hauntingly beautiful, violent, raw short stories interwoven into a masterpiece of fiction exploring themes of human value, immigration, culture, love, hate, hardship, evil, family, citizenship, and more. This collection of stories is so complex and nuanced that it deserves more than one read to fully grasp … Continue reading

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

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