Category Archives: Board Games

Dead of Winter – Board Game Review

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Overview: October is the time to break out your games with ghosts, monsters, and zombies. In Dead of Winter, each player controls a faction of survivors living together in the colony trying to survive the winter in the midst of … Continue reading

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Settlers of America: Trails to Rails – Board Game Review

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Overview: Imagine if the Oregon Trail was a board game, but your settlers didn’t get dysentery all the time. In many ways, that’s Settlers of America. This game uses familiar Settlers of Catan rules to simulate America’s westward expansion. The … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride – Board Game Review

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Overview:  Ticket to Ride is set in the early 1900s as five travelers try to traverse as many North American cities by train as they can. Players race to fill routes across a color-coded map of the United States and … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan – Board Game Review

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Overview: Settlers of Catan is a pretty straightforward game. You play as a group of settlers setting up on the fictional island of Catan. To do that, you’re going to have to compete with other players to collect all the … Continue reading

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Memoir ’44 – Board Game Review

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Overview: Memoir ’44 is a WWII war game inspired by the fighting on the Western Front in 1944. It includes a two-sided board (field and beachhead) and a stack of different terrain hexes that let you construct a series of … Continue reading

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Heroclix: Team Player – Spider-Man

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I’ve always liked Spider-Man. I grew up watching the 90’s cartoon and reading The Amazing Spider-Man. But Spider-Man has often been lacking in Heroclix. There are plenty to choose from, but they all leave something lacking to me. Finally we … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 6- Coffee is for Closers

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Welcome back gang. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and is fully stuffed with Turkey. Next week I’ll be publishing an article that centers around gift ideas from the different employees here for what to get that Board Gamer in … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 5- A Well Sleeved Society is a Polite Society

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Greetings gang, I’m back in the booth to bring you another hot one, straight from the presses.  Today’s musing will be about whether or not to sleeve the cards in your board game collection (and perhaps not a moment too … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 4- Beauty is….

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Today, I want to talk about something that is often over looked in our assessments of board games, the artistic direction of games. I know there are games out there that have been made or broken on the art direction … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log 3- The Weight of One’s Own History

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Perhaps this blog post might have been better titled, “How I learned to stop worrying and love games that have a finite number of plays”. Or perhaps it shouldn’t. Really the gist of this post will be, “I’m nervous about … Continue reading

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