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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

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Review of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Game: Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia Designer: Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone Published: Stonemaier Games Players: 2-6 Playtime: 60 Minutes   Play Type: Worker Placement Synopsis: After an Earth shattering apocalypse has taken place, society has rebuilt itself into Euphoria. You are a societal elite in the vast dystopian city of Euphoria. Your goal is… Continue reading Review of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Fry Thief

Game:  Fry Thief Published: Laid Back Games Designer: Patrick Rauland Players: 2 Playtime: 15 Minutes Play Type:  Take That Synopsis: You go out to eat with the best of intentions, ordering a healthy salad. However, those fries your friend ordered just look so good. Surely they wouldn't notice if you stole a few... Game Play: Fry Thief is a simple… Continue reading Review of Fry Thief

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Review of Rise of Fenris (Campaign)

Game: Rise of Fenris (Campaign) Published: Stonemaier Games Designed: Ryan Lopez DeVinaspre and Jamey Stegmaier Players: 1-7 Playstyle: Engine Building Non Spoiler Overview Rise of Fenris captures something that many campaign based games hope to achieve, but often fall short of. It not only provides an engaging story for players to follow, but also provides unique but intuitive… Continue reading Review of Rise of Fenris (Campaign)

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Top 5 Games in 2018

Its the time of year that is known for reflection, so I figured why not reflect on my personal favorite games of 2018. I must say, this list was a little difficult for me this year, as I have not played as many of the big titles as I would have liked to though many… Continue reading Top 5 Games in 2018

Filler Games · Reviews

Review of Skull King

Game: Skull King Published: Grandpa Beck Games Designer: Brent Beck and Apryl Stott Players: 2-6 Playtime: 30 Minutes Play Type: Trick Taking Synopsis: Pirates are sailing the Seven Seas in search of treasure. Lead your ship to success and become the richest pirate on the sea, or sink into debt as you make poor choices. The strategies you decide upon will… Continue reading Review of Skull King