GenCon Online this weekend
Though it is sad the COVD-19 pandemic has turned the gaming conventions world upside down. Fortunately, I went to a game convention back in Febru...
Casual Games to Play During a Quarantine, Part I
Don’t fret! I compiled a list of great board games to play to pass the time. Some games are cooperative so you work together and learn to tolerate each other better. Other games are competitive, but not the type of competitive game that makes you angry at other players. The gameplay itself is so fun that you don’t mind if you lose.
Review: The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
Embark on a journey through J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic Middle Earth!
Star Wars: Outer Rim Review
One of my favorite parts of the Star Wars Universe is the underworld of smugglers, bounty hunters, and other scum and villainy. Star Wars: Outer Rim from Fantasy Flight Games brings the underworld to your table.
Game Mechanic: Asymmetrical Games
In an asymmetrical game, each player has different abilities, starting conditions, gameplay, winning conditions, and objectives. So playing one character or faction would be very different from playing another one. It can be competitive or cooperative, but most of the time the game is competitive.
Announcement: Tiny Epic Tactics
Gamelyn Games made a new announcement the other day. They have a new offering coming out this year called Tiny Epic Tactics. They have been hintin...
Interesting games that came out of Gencon
Now I didn't go to Gencon. It's tough with a family and a job. But there have been some interesting games I read about that made their debut at Gen...
Game Mechanics: Legacy games
Let's talk about Legacy game mechanics. Traditionally, when you are done playing a game, all the rules and cards and components stay the same. The next time you play, you are playing the same game.
Game Mechanic: Action Point Allowance System
A popular game mechanic is the Action Point Alliance System. It's a common and simple mechanic. Each turn you get a number of actions you can use. ...
Get your young into board gaming
Most of the games I sell is for 10 years old and up, but you should get your young children into board gaming early. Maybe not when they are toddlers, but a little older than that.
My review of Hero Realms
Hero Realms is a fun and easy to learn deck building game. I played with my daughter since she was 10. She is 11 now. What I like about this game is its easy to learn rules. My daughter picked up the game very quickly.
What are Gateway games?
Many people have heard the term gateway games lately. There is no definitive definition, but what they are tabletop games that casual gamers play because they are simple to learn, fun to play, and do not take too much time to play.