The Great Dinosaur Rush Review

The Great Dinosaur Rush Review

I love when games provide a unique theme. I’ve mentioned it before, and this won’t be the last time, I’m sure. One of the reasons I love playing board games so much is that I get to explore so many different times and worlds. I grew up watching and loving the Indiana Jones films, and wanted to be an archaeologist for a while because of them. When I saw this game on Kickstarter, I knew I had to back it….

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Riding in the Car

Riding in the Car

As a contract therapist, you drive a lot. Since December, my wife and I have put over 25,000 miles on our car. We have to drive across country to my new job location, plus when we get there we spend every weekend taking mini road trips to make sure we are able to see as many of the sights as we can. That adds up to lots of hours in the car. When we went on our honeymoon, we drove…

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Kickstarter Preview: Unreal Estate

Kickstarter Preview: Unreal Estate

I’m always impressed when a game is able to provide me with a unique and engaging experience. I’m even more impressed when a game that only uses cards is able to do that. Today’s review is actually for a game that hasn’t been published yet, but will be on Kickstarter starting September 20th. Unreal Estate Designer: Jason Slingerland Player Count: 2-4 players Play Time: 15-20 minutes   Unreal Estate is the first published game by Grand Gamers Guild. In Unreal…

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The Great Gamers of Santa Fe

The Great Gamers of Santa Fe

So far, I’ve talked a lot about what we’ve done when we’ve found ourselves in a city or location that doesn’t have an active gaming population. You’ve read about the difficulties of not having a game group, and how to still get your fix when no one you know wants to game. Now for a better experience we’ve had. When my wife and I travelled to Santa Fe, New Mexico for work, I was a little excited before we even…

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Islebound Review

Islebound Review

If you haven’t realized it yet, I realllllly like games that have good art. Not just good art, but art that makes them stand out. I love when I walk past a game being played and stop just to take an extra look at the board or the pieces. One designer whose art style I absolutely love, is Ryan Laukat. If I had copious amounts of money, I would buy his games, just so I had extra boards to hang…

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Making Games Fit

Making Games Fit

When you travel around the country, there are certain limitations on your gaming that you need to impose upon yourself. One of the biggest struggles is what to do with your board game collection while you travel around. Let me start by saying that the thing that takes up the most space while we travel, are our board games. Sure, we take clothes and toiletries, but inch for inch, board games are a definite space hog. Every time my wife…

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Onitama Review

Onitama Review

Today’s review is going to be a game that isn’t the style I usually play. Abstract strategy. I tend to be more of an Amerithrash gamer, who also likes a steady dose of Euros. I don’t have the mind or the desire for most abstract strategy games, but this one caught my eye. Onitama Designer: Shimpei Sato Player Count: 2 Play Time: 10 minutes   Onitama is the 2nd game in the Dice Tower Essentials line of games published by…

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Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

As I type this post, I’m currently riding in the car while my wife drives us through the flat land of Iowa. It has been a whirlwind of a fortnight. That makes me sound cooler than I am. It’s been a crazy 2 weeks. We have been busy basically nonstop and are now starting the long drive West to Oakland, California, where I start my next placement in the middle of next week. Due to this, I’ve been a little…

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Small Games Review Blast: Little Devils, No Thanks!, Red7

Small Games Review Blast: Little Devils, No Thanks!, Red7

So today I thought I’d try something different. There are several small games that I love to play and get played all the time, because they’re easy enough that my family will play them. None of them really require a full on review, but I think that they’re worth mentioning. We’re going to call this a quick review blast and see how it goes. Little Devils Designer: Michael Feldkötter Player Count: 3-6 Players Play Time: 20-30 minutes Little Devils is…

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Finding Fellow Gamers

Finding Fellow Gamers

Whenever you move to a new area, you have to figure out where all of your new “go-to’s” will be. Where is the best pizza in town? Where will you buy your groceries? Which movie theater is best? As an avid gamer, you’ll need to find where your gaming venue will be. I’ve talked a little bit about this before, but I figured I could go a little more in depth as to how I find new places and people…

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