Update / 2016 Hasn’t Killed Me Yet

19 Dec

Just a quick blurb at the end of the year to thank everyone that still is discovering this blog, and commenting on things. I plan to get back into the swing of writing things fairly soon. Probably tweaking a few things to keep it interesting for me as well. I appreciate the support, and I’ll be back soon 🙂

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Tim Day!

10 Apr

As I’ve stated before, we celebrate our Monday game group getting older by letting the person having a birthday that week choose all the games. Just a couple weeks ago, it was Tim’s birthday. I enjoy playing games with Tim because we tend to have fairly similar interests. We both tend to like shorter filler / “super-filler” length games, we both have a soft spot for the mass market games of the 70s and 80s, and we both love very irreverent comedy. We both litter our game playing with obscure references to odd youtube videos and old movies / tv shows. I’m throwing in links to videos for some of them (and a few I’m making up because I like them). I will state now that some of these are not safe for work… some of them may not be safe for humanity in general…you have been warned.

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Games From the Demo Shelf!

7 Apr

As most of you should know by now, I work in a game store (Beyond the Board in Dublin Ohio, come visit!). One of my favorite aspects of the store is the demo wall of games.

In this spot will eventually be a picture of said wall…once I remember to take one >_>

Almost any time we are open, people can just stop in, grab a game off the wall, and play. Our library has recently blown past the 250 game mark. This is both good and bad. It’s good because people there’s a wide variety of things for groups to choose from. It’s bad because it’s hard to keep up and know how to play all those games. So our Monday game group decided to do nothing but pick games off the wall that none of us had ever played.

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Rome Themed Games

28 Mar

As we were celebrating the Ides of March on this particular Theme Day, we played a bevy of games that circulated around the city of Rome. There were thoughts of keeping things strictly to the theme of Caesar, but we decided as the day went on to stretch that theme just a little bit (as usual).

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Viking Games

17 Mar

Vikings are wonderful topics for board games. The mythology, the high adventure, the pillaging all lend themselves very favorably to being represented in board game form. Now, we’ve played Viking games before, so I won’t focus much on those that we played again that I’ve already written about. As usual, our first game of the day stretched the bounds of what a true “Viking” game is.

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Destination Fun! (AEG)

17 Mar

Destination Fun is AEG’s  official name for a series of games based around different modes of transportation. At this time there are games called Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

There is also Trains: Rising Sun, but that didn’t fit the reference. All three of these games are rather quick playing, and share at least some graphical / stylistic themes, but none of the games play anything alike. Let’s take a quick look at this series.

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Stefan Feld-ruary Wrap Up

6 Mar

Well, it’s March 6 already, so the month of Feld is over, and I haven’t finished writing about all the games yet. Instead of several long reviews (since I still have 4 games left to go), I’m just going to consolidate them all like I was doing for the weekly theme articles, so I can get back up to date quicker (plus most of the people that read my blog said they liked shorter “hits”). That and I was kind of getting tired of going over all the Feld games in depth because so many of them bled together mechanically…so without further ado…here we go.

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