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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

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

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

Book Review: Heathens by Jonah Bergan

TW: death, oppression and violence based on sexual orientation Can one angry boy save the world? I have not read a more accurate tagline in a very long time. Heathens by Jonah Bergan follows Holden, an extremely angry teenager in the aftermath of the fall of civilization as we know it. This is a ‘young … 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

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