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The Gift of Giving

Here in Illinois it has finally become spring, with warmer weather. The shift in weather has me in spring cleaning mode. While I have not had to cull my game collection to this point, I know many people cull games around this time of year, getting rid of games they no longer play. Some people… Continue reading The Gift of Giving

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Forsaken Forest

Game: Forsaken Forest Designer: Alec Nezin Published: Forsaken Games Players: 4-12 Playtime: 20-60 Minutes Play Type: Social Deduction Synopsis: You have accompanied a group of travels through a dark forest, with mysterious forces awakened. Little do you know some of your companions have already become corrupted. Your only chance of survival is to make it… Continue reading Review of Forsaken Forest

Main Event Games · Reviews

Review of Motora

Game:Motora Designer: Calum Taylor Published: Twisted Bit Games Players: 2-6 Playtime: 30-120 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement/ Player Elimination Synopsis: The gods of Motora are angry, and the priestesses of the island are looking for a solution to spare their tribes from the wrath of the gods. After a great deal of searching, they discover… Continue reading Review of Motora

Articles · education · General Gaming

Tips for Starting a Board Game Club for Students

I am a middle school teacher. During my lunch period two times a week I run a board game club for students. Many people have asked me for suggestions for how to start a club for students in their own schools. After giving it some thought, here are my suggestions for successfully engaging students in… Continue reading Tips for Starting a Board Game Club for Students

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Boardgames and TV Shows that Pair Well Together

Yesterday, my husband and I finished the first season of The Umbrella Academy. While watching, my husband made the comment that the show seemed very similar to Time Stories. It got me thinking about other shows and board games that would pair well together, and potentially even create a gateway between board games and T.V.… Continue reading Boardgames and TV Shows that Pair Well Together

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Thrive

Game: Thrive Designer: Martin Grider Published: Adam's Apple Games Players: 2 Playtime: 20-30 Minutes Play Type: Grid Movement Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamsapplegames/thrive-1?ref=profile_created Synopsis: You will be playing as a lotus flower who must compete for space in a small pond. Your goal is to take over the other flower's space before they crowd you out. Game… Continue reading Review of Thrive

Expansions · Reviews

Review of Euphoria:Ignorance is Bliss

Game: Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss Designer: Morten Monrad Pedersen, David Studley and Nick Shaw Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 1-6 Playtime: 40-70 Minutes Play Type: Worker Placement Synopsis: Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss is a more stuff expansion for Euphoria. It adds a variety of cards, tiles and alternative playing rules to provide more replayability to the… Continue reading Review of Euphoria:Ignorance is Bliss