Friday, July 29, 2022
Rallytaire is Formula De built in a cave with a box of scraps
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Stone Fox - it’s like Hemingway wrote childrens lit
In my search for ‘books high schoolers pick for bill reports’, I found out about Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner. I thought it was a Newberry award winner (but it’s not) and it’s really more of a fifth grade or middle school book. But I read it anyway.
Monday, July 25, 2022
Happy thoughts about what I think is ‘Ameritrash’
As I’ve mentioned, I was surprised (but not disappointed) to find that I had a number of games that fell into the Ameritrash camp in long term storage. Basically light war games with big maps and lots of dice chucking.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Visiting games in storage
During my travels, I got a chance to look at games that I had put into storage at my parents’ house. Honestly, our move to Arizona had been so crazy, I was shocked to learn years later that I had actually done that.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
What makes the Great Gatsby great?
As part of my decision to read more books that lazy high schoolers use for book reports, I reread The Great Gatsby which I’m not sure I’ve read since college.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Tempus Quest and airplane travel
Part of my preparation for a trip, I printed off the first few episodes of Tempus Quest. It uses the same Tempus System as Tempus Imperium, where the time and date are used to set up the board and actions.
Friday, July 15, 2022
The fascinating but flawed Tempus Infinitum
Last year, I finally tried out Tempus Imperium. It is a Roll and Write that doesn’t actually use dice or even cards. Instead, it uses a date stamp.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
In search of chapter books
We’ve been looking for a series of chapter books to help supplement The Magic Treehouse books. Yeah, there are a lot of them but some variety won’t hurt. So, we’ve been looking at Ron Roy’s A-Z Mysteries.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Travel? Better pack some games!
For the first time since the initial lockdown, I’m going to be doing some honest to goodness long distance traveling.
Friday, July 8, 2022
Aquaducts: fund and build Ancient Rome
The Print and Play game Aquaducts has been on my radar for a long time. It’s a tile-laying game for one player about creating a map for an ancient Roman city. It’s right up my alley :D
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Another eulogy for a gaming friend
I wrote an eulogy for a gaming buddy last month. I was not expecting to write another one so soon.
Monday, July 4, 2022
My June Gaming
Okay, somehow in June, I ended up trying a decent number of games. Itty bitty games, really, but more than I’ve played in a while.
Friday, July 1, 2022
My June PnP
June was an interesting month for Print and Play for me. No big moments of crafting but periodically I made small projects to help keep my peace of mind.