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Top 100 Games of Right Now (70-61)

70. Imperial Settlers designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek Back to the card driven games! Imperial Settlers is an engine building civilization-ish game. I say this because I do not really connect with the theme while playing the game. I am waaaaaaay more focused on my resource generation, management and how that generates victory points. There is always … Continue reading

My Only Anticipated Game from Essen 2018

Yes, I know. The title is a bit dramatic, but you have no idea how long I have been trying to get a copy of this game! Every year in Essen, Germany in October, there is a board game fair where close to one thousand games are released. This is the time of year when … Continue reading

Odd Duck Games

odd duck (plural odd ducks) (idiomatic) An unusual person, especially an individual with an idiosyncratic personality or peculiar behavioral characteristics. (Wiktionary, 2018) I do not think I have used the term Odd Duck to refer to a person before but I do use the term to refer to a selection of games that I really enjoy but do not seem, either in actuality or in my perception, … Continue reading

Top 100 Games of Right Now (80-71)

Back at it with my Top 100 of Right Now! 80. Codenames designed by Vlaada Chvátil The ‘party’ game that swept the globe! I put party in quotations because while Codenames is a group game, it may not be the best party style game. Codenames remains on my Top 100 because it reminds me of an old … Continue reading

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

Pronouns

As I think about what representation for transgender and nonbinary folkx in board games, I have been thinking a lot of story driven games or games with character sheets. I have seen recently games with character sheets give players the ability to choose their character gender, within the bounds of the gender binary of course. … 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

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

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

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