There was a recent thread on Board Game Geek that game designer Reiner Knizia no longer has a game in the top 100 games in the BGG ranked listing.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Monday, March 28, 2022
Clocktowers holds an amusing place in my collection. I’ve had it for a pretty long time. I think I picked it up in 2005 or 2006. I’ve barely played it. And I don’t have any plans on getting rid of it.
Friday, March 25, 2022
The Legend of Landlock is a game that I was initially fascinated by when I first started looking at designer games. We are talking about when I just had a copy of Fluxx and a couple Cheapass Hip Pocket games. Before I even had my own copy Catan or even any games in actual boxes.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Someone recommended Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente. While looking for it, I found out Charles Stross wrote a book by the same name. Since I had fun with the Laundry Files and it was short, I decided to try the Stross one first.
Monday, March 21, 2022
The End of the Triumvirate is a game that left my collection a while back because, well, it just never made it on the table. The box says two-to-three but the game is really for three. It’s in the name. And I’ve found that any gathering of gaming that’s more than two is always more than three.
Friday, March 18, 2022
I recently stumbled upon some dusty old files containing shopping lists from more than ten years ago. Lists of games that I thought about ordering, games that I did order and games I picked up at one convention or another.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
My brother and sister-in-law introduced us to the Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon to show to our son. They are still a bit beyond his reading level but I’ve been reading him a chapter or three a night. We are on book eight and he’s still not bored.
Monday, March 14, 2022
I am a table top gamer. So why is this the third time I’ve written about video games in a week?
Friday, March 11, 2022
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild turned out household from folks who knew the series existed to fans of the franchise. And while the open sandbox of Breath of the Wild is unique in the series (so far), we decided to dabble and get the Switch remake of Link’s Awakening.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
A while ago, Piranesi by Susanna Clarke was recommended to me. And I kept putting off reading it for months. Then, I finally picked it up and tore through it in a couple sittings.
Monday, March 7, 2022
While I am more of a table top gamer, I married into a video gaming family. Nintendo in particular. Before my marriage, I couldn’t have picked Kirby out of a lineup of Space Invaders aliens and now I’ve played at least three different Kirby games.
Friday, March 4, 2022
Okay. Last two Roll and Writes in this collection.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
At first, it looked the only new game I’d learn in February was Loco Momo on Board Game Arena. Which I have found amusing but if that’s all I learned, that would have been pretty ‘lazy’ of me.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
February. I feel like life being busy has become so status quo that it seems silly to say it anymore. I actually got in more crafting than I expected.
Behind the Iron (2021 Solitaire Contest)
Between the Lines (2021 9-Card Contest)
Bee Home (Creative Kids)
Tetri Go (Creative Kids)
Words (Creative Kids)
Little Dingy (2022 9-Card contest)
A lot of these projects were itty bitty ones. The only one that was more than one or two pages was Space Shipped. I don’t know when I’ll have a chance to try it but it looks promising.
I made laminated copies of Tetri Go and Words not for myself but to have sturdier copies to show to a teacher to evaluate if they can use them in the classroom.
I have had a goal of making a ‘larger’ project each month for a while. I think that is getting more refined. More often than not, I’m using published files. That’s no guarantee of quality but it does have a higher chance of play testing. With time getting more and more precious, I’m getting pickier.