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Review of Wingspan

Game: Wingspan Published: Stonemaier Games Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave Players: 1-5 Playtime: 40-70 Minutes Play Type: Engine Building Synopsis: You have a deep love for birds, whether you are a bird watcher, researcher or collector. Your main goal is to attract the most wondrous birds to your aviary, with birds building off one another to attract even more birds. The person… Continue reading Review of Wingspan

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Halloween Games for Any Situation

Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are beginning to plan get togethers for the holiday. If you are anything like me, no social gathering is complete without at least one board game played. I figured I would share a variety of horror or Halloween themed games that could be played in any… Continue reading Halloween Games for Any Situation

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Do You Track Your Games?

I personally am in awe of the people who always track their plays. I love seeing the data charts it can produce, and the stats on who has won games versus how many times they have been played. The information really excited me. However, whenever I think about starting to do so myself, I really… Continue reading Do You Track Your Games?

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October 2018 Kickstarters to Check Out

Wow! September flew by, and with October starting, it is time to share my monthly Kickstarters that have caught my eye! This month there seems to be a lot of great games and gaming accessories being released. Here are five different campaigns that I will be watching closely throughout October and potentially backing! D6: Dungeons,… Continue reading October 2018 Kickstarters to Check Out

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Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

Recently in many of the board gaming groups I follow, I have been seeing a trend of people complaining about games being over produced. This is a somewhat puzzling statement to me, after all I find a lot of joy in games that go a step above and beyond. Generally when I see this statement,… Continue reading Thoughts on “Over-Produced” Games

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Review of Blue Lagoon

Game: Blue Lagoon Designer: Reiner Knizia Published: Blue Orange Games Players: 2-4 Playtime: 25-45 Minutes Play Type: Route Building/ Set Collection Synopsis: You are the chief of a tribe and you seek to explore new islands to settle and expand your tribe's resources. When you stumble upon a newly discovered archipelago, you hurry to create settlements on the resource rich… Continue reading Review of Blue Lagoon

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Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms

The other day while I was browsing Facebook, I came upon someone asking about why a game had a score pad rather than a dry erase score tracker. I don't remember which game was being discussed, but it caught my attention because I was surprised that so many people would prefer a dry erase method… Continue reading Thoughts on Scoring Mechanisms