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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Best Family Board Games of 2018 – Article
Dec28

Best Family Board Games of 2018 – Article

I was going to do a ‘you should buy this for Christmas’ post, but time has gotten away from me, so consider this more of a family games that released this year that you should try to play – and / or buy – in 2019. Ok let’s kick things off! These are the games I’ve found pretty awesome (so far) for 2018 and games that I think would work great for family / beginner play. ​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ THE MIND: First...

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Rob Daviau: Betrayal at House on the Hill Legacy – Interview
Oct31

Rob Daviau: Betrayal at House on the Hill Legacy – Interview

I love board games that are able to incorporate story and for me, Betrayal at House on the Hill is one of the best. Rob Daviau was one of the designers of the original game, but since then has spent a considerable amount of time perfecting his “Legacy System” that has become one of the most revolutionary mechanics in board gaming. Among its success is Pandemic Legacy which skyrocketed to number 1 on Board Game Geek forum a...

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The Functions of Myth in Game Design – Written Article
Jul27

The Functions of Myth in Game Design – Written Article

Dream time stories, fables, legends, folklore, sagas, creation stories, and parables are some of the ways that mythology has been formed and transmitted down generations since we first could tell stories. In a modern context myth is transmitted through novels, comics, movies, and internet memes. I think one place worth considering is the role of board games in engaging us with myth. Last week I dropped some heavy words on you in how...

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Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die & Myth – Article
Jul20

Why Cthulhu? Cthulhu: Death May Die & Myth – Article

With only four days to go the Kickstarter for Cthulhu: Death May Die by Rob Daviau and Eric Lang has blown past its pledge goal by a merger two and half million dollars. While it is no surprise to see these two designers garnering such attention it is surprising that we are watching yet another Cthulhu game hitting the market to an audience with arms wide open. The board game market is littered with Cthulhu themed games; Arkham...

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Best Holiday Board Games – Written Article
Jul05

Best Holiday Board Games – Written Article

It is the winter holidays for schools and I had the privilege of traveling to a nice resort for a few days with friends. Needless to say, I took a couple of tabletop games with me. I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday games to take with me when heading away. Not all of these may be perfect for your getaway if you are camping or adventuring, but I take them whenever I get the chance. Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede and...

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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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