Politics in Board Games – Video Article
Jun29

Politics in Board Games – Video Article

Our man Dave needed a good cup of coffee before trying to engage with this topic. The idea of politics entering into our beloved hobby might seem strange, but politics are a part of everything – whether we like it or not – even tabletop gaming. Dave tries to think it through and voices his thoughts on why we do need to come together despite different political viewpoints. For a bit of fun he also runs through the issues of...

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Sexual Harassment in Board Games – Article Shoutout
Jun22

Sexual Harassment in Board Games – Article Shoutout

What a sad and sorry state of affairs it is when it becomes more and more apparent that our beloved hobby is no different to video gaming or many other hobbies. We like to think we’re different, that we’re inclusive, that female gamers have nothing to worry about, that all are welcome to the table, but for some that just isn’t true. Now sure MOST board gamers are great people, welcoming people, good people. Problem...

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Best Ice Breaker Tabletop Games – Written Article
Jun21

Best Ice Breaker Tabletop Games – Written Article

I was pleasantly surprised on Saturday when one of the people from our gaming group invited along two people we had never met before. This was particularly good considering a few people were away that night leaving us with a small turn out. We discovered that these friends did not have board game experience and were keen to see the games we played. We opted for light fun and interactive. These choices proved profitable. Inadvertently,...

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Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article
Jun13

Lords of Vegas and Randomness in Games – Video Article

Dave looks at 2010 game Lords of Vegas and explores how a game can be good despite randomness. Lords of Vegas is an Area Control / Area Influence, Dice Rolling, Tile Placement, Trading game from designers James Ernest and Mike Selinker.

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Party Games for Young and Old – Article
May29

Party Games for Young and Old – Article

There is no magic formula to making a good party game but there are some formulas that get repeated time and time again. Classic game mechanics often get a fresh coat of paint on a new game design and why not? They work. I know it seems snobby but I have often looked past games simply because they are too familiar to me or to consider them worth my time. However, when I do end up playing these games I inevitably find myself laughing...

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Dave Talks About His Islebound Experience – Video Article
May10

Dave Talks About His Islebound Experience – Video Article

Iselbound board game thoughts and review video: Dave did not expect to have such a bad game of Islebound (how is that even possible? It’s a Red Raven Game… right?), but then something happened that turned things around for him. Whew. You can check out Dave’s thoughts above.

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How Big is My Board Game Shelf – Article
Jun28

How Big is My Board Game Shelf – Article

As Kickstarters with kilograms worth of plastic become more and more prevalent, many would look towards Board Games, especially those from CMON (Zombicide, Massive Darkness, The Others, etc.), with a never ending list of ‘stretch goals’ invade our screens. But, is this truly what we want as consumers? When I look at a Kickstarter page of a miniatures game, I immediately refer to my shelf of games. It’s full! As much...

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