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May 22
2020

Blood on the Scarecrow–er, Clocktower

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A year ago, if you asked me to rank my favourite board game genres, social deduction would be pretty low on the list. Sure, I’d enjoy a round of Secret Hitler or Avalon every once in a while, but I’d always prefer to play a heavier strategy game. I completely changed my mind when I […]


May 20
2020

New Directions

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I worked for about three years at Snakes & Lattes Board Game Cafe when it first opened up. By the time I left, I was in charge of the social media. That task included writing short articles about games and posting some images of them. I had really loved that aspect of my work and […]


May 18
2020

Lock In Puzzle 4: Missing Links

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Lots of conspiracy theories running around out there. But there are some connections everyone has missed—everyone, that is, except me. And now I’m going to let you in on the secret. The eighteen games shown below sure look like they could never have anything in common. That’s what they want you to think! But there’s […]


May 15
2020

MINIATURE BATTLES AND THE MODERN BOARD GAME

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Board games have come a long way from their initial iterations. Archeologists have found evidence of games over 5000 years old. These ancient relics are often little more than carved stone pieces, but they fulfill a similar function to the components in modern board games. Think back to the first time you formed an association with a game piece. It might […]


May 13
2020

FIVE AMAZING (AND FREE) PRINT-AND-PLAYS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD RIGHT NOW

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The outpouring of creativity spurred by our 2020 pandemic will, I believe, one day be looked back on as historic. We’ve got choirs, orchestras, dancers, Broadway original casts, etc., all giving it their all from their living rooms, basements, and back alleys. In the Tabletop world, publishers and designers have been so generous in making […]


May 11
2020

Game Changers: War and Pieces Part 2

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David takes a look at the long are varied history of war games in this episode of the Game Changers. Download the latest episode wherever you get your podcasts, or listen to it here.


May 08
2020

We Owe You Some Answers

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David is a master puzzle maker. A couple of weeks back we shared his second lock-in puzzle. Here are the answers. We’ll be sharing the solution to the third puzzle next week. MAGE KNIGHT GENERAL: Volkare 


May 06
2020

Silver and Gold: No Need to Hunt for a Simple Treasure Game

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I’m still looking for the silver in this game, but as for easy to learn actions and quality of components, this game is gold. Silver & Gold comes in a nice, sleek box that contains 4 dry erase markers and some cards. That’s it. Despite such slim components, the game excels as a mark ‘em […]


May 01
2020

Comanauts: Journeys Through the Subconscious

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I have been ruminating over writing this review for months now. Each time I got through my draft I felt like I needed just one more play of the game to really write about it. Just one more play. One more world. One more try. Comanauts is Plaid Hat’s 2018 Adventure Book game by Jerry […]


Apr 29
2020

Quarantine Game-School: The Math edition

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Like many parents fortunate enough to be or work at home right now, I am wrestling with how to homeschool my kids. I have a kindergartener and a preschooler, so the stakes are low but the hours are long. It has taken a while for our school district to establish distance learning, so we don’t […]


Apr 27
2020

Game Changers: War and Pieces

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David takes a look at the long are varied history of war games in this episode of the Game Changers. Download the latest episode wherever you get your podcasts, or listen to it here.


Apr 24
2020

LITTLE THUMBS, BIG THUMBS: Mole Rats in Space

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Several months ago, we found a bargain for a giant edition of Snakes and Ladders (or maybe chutes and ladders, depending on where you grew up), and we excitedly brought it home to play with our two beans. Unfolding the giant plastic mat onto the floor, setting up with palm-sized pawns, and feeling the weight […]


Apr 21
2020

Good News for a Change

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Let’s face it, we’re quite possibly are living in the darkest timeline. During this global pandemic, times are tough. In the best case scenario, we’re being asked to stay at home and social distance. Others, have it a lot harder, whether they’re front line medical workers that need to go in everyday, essential like grocery […]


Apr 20
2020

Caylus 1303: Medieval Worker Placement for the Modern Era

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When I was first getting into gaming, my group started with Catan, then Carcassonne, and then Caylus. It took us a long time to understand how to play Caylus. The concept of worker placement was completely foreign to us, and it was the first game we were learning from a rulebook. It did not go […]


Apr 13
2020

Game Changers All Aboard Part 2

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David continues to explore games that impacted the hobby we love. Check out the latest episode of Game Changers here.


Apr 10
2020

What Are the Rules to the Game

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I’ve been slowing down at reviewing. I’m finding I want to spend more time with games – games that are old, or I don’t really want to write up, I just want to play. I still have a few things in the pipeline – in fact, I’ve been meaning to share my thoughts on Oceans: […]


Apr 08
2020

Maracaibo: Caribbean Sailing to the Extreme

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Hold on to your meeples, there’s a new, juicy hand-management and track-placement game. Even though Maracaibo’s rule book is 25 pages long and the weight of components in the game box would prevent you from checking it at the airport, it’s well worth the time to learn and play with a friend. This game is […]


Apr 07
2020

A Dead Body and Six Suspects

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During this period of “shelter-in-place,” the only thing better than a diversion from the news feed is a diversion that captures and sympathizes with the feelings we all share. Feelings of fear and uncertainty, of being trapped, of being alone. Fire in Adlerstein, the first case in the Detective Stories series by IDVENTEURE, does this […]


Apr 06
2020

DWP Lock-in Puzzle

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Regular word searched are boring. So here’s one which adds a bit of a scavenger hunt element. The names of 23 Tabletop games are hidden in the grid below. You’ll probably find some of them without any help, but because I’m feeling nice today I’ve provided clues in the form of excerpts from each game’s […]


Apr 01
2020

Six Free Websites for Playing Party Games with Friends while Social Distancing

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If you’re reading this, you’ve almost certainly spent a lot more time at home than you usually do during the beginning of spring. It’s also probably the case that, unless you’re in tight with frontliners (thank you!) or the haphazardly ignorant (stay home!), most of your regular playgroup is similarly housebound. Tabletop gamers are, by […]