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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

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

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