The Game Designers – Kickstarter
Feb09

The Game Designers – Kickstarter

The Game Designers is documentary that follows the work of five designers as they create and publish their board game. The documentary includes numerous interviews with some of the industries best including Matt Leacock, Antoine Bauza, Mike Selinker and many more. The movie aims to truly capture the human journey that happens behind the hobby we love. The Game design is something I love to read and learn about. I read about game...

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What Happened to The 7th Continent?
Jan23

What Happened to The 7th Continent?

A couple of years ago the big news was The 7th Continent. I could scarcely look through my Instagram or Twitter feed without seeing people talking about the game. The hype was big. But two years on it seems the hype machine has moved on and people are all talking about the latest and greatest. During its brief flash in the spotlight, I knew 2 things about The 7Th Continent; it was a big game, and it was hard to get. Skip forward a...

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My Favourite Game of 2018: Blue Lagoon – Article
Jan11

My Favourite Game of 2018: Blue Lagoon – Article

It is hardly surprising that Reiner Knizia tops the list as the designer of my favourite game for 2018. He a prolific designer that has the ability to make old mechanics feel new or simply designs new mechanics. His games range from light filler games to heavy euro styled games. Blue Lagoon published by Blue Orange Games is on the lighter family side but has plenty going on that many of my heavy euro friends find satisfying.     In...

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New Year Gaming Resolutions
Dec30

New Year Gaming Resolutions

It is that time of year when we pause with gratitude for what was and to begin with hope for the year to come. I had minimal ability to grow my collection this year, but I did have friends who helped me along the way. I was gifted games by some people, my gaming group grew and we started sharing our collections. The best part is that new friendships were made and wonderful shared experiences created. Even though I only bought one new...

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The Board Game Minimalist – Interview
Dec24

The Board Game Minimalist – Interview

At this time of year more than most gamer’s focus will be one what game to next add to our collection. If you are like me this might be an issue if you have run out of room to put games, or if you just have more games than you can play. I was most impressed when I met the Board Game Minimalist on Twitter and got to know him. The Board Game Minimalists is as big a gamer as any, but has managed to get his collection to just 30...

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Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter
Dec21

Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work – Kickstarter

The body of work focuses on how board game design is growing. Only a couple of years ago the best game design work focussed on video games, but board games are starting to get better representation. This book is written by Christopher Allen and Shannon Appelcline and comes with a forward from the king of cooperative games, Matt Leacock, and the recommendations from industry legends like Jeff Tidbell, Raph Koster and Richard Launius....

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Facing My Shame This Holiday Season – Article
Dec04

Facing My Shame This Holiday Season – Article

After years of talking about it, this holiday I will be playing The Castles of Burgundy. I can hear the collective gasps of experienced board gamers shocked to hear that I have never even seen the game displayed on a table. Yet time and time again I have listened to people talk about it with such regard, some even professing it as their favourite of all time. As I left my standard, “I need to play this” on another in a...

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