A Letter to (a BGG) Santa

This year, for the first time, I’m participating in the BGG Secret Santa exchange. So I figured I’d write a letter to (my) Santa giving them some information that might help make figuring out my gift a little easier. Hello Santa! I hope you’re doing well as we approach this busy holiday season. I just…

Gaming Resolutions – November

Back in September, I was super proud of myself for fulfilling every single one of my resolutions. Well this time, it’s the exact opposite; I didn’t manage to do any of them over the last month, and even this post is going up a day late. But my intention in still posting is to recognize…

Collection Update: October 2017

A number of games entered the collection this month including my most-anticipated game of the year, Ex Libris. Look for more on it as I get more opportunities to explore this fabulous game of fantasy libraries. ADDED Games Bob Ross: The Art of Chill – Target Clank! In Space! – Atomic Empire Constellations – Kickstarter…

D&D: Tor’s Backstory

I am finally getting to play an actual role-playing game! My husband Kit and I joined friends recently to start a Dungeons & Dragons campaign in a setting dreamed up by our fabulous DM, Jon. I’m playing a Tiefling Cleric and apparently she’s already got herself pretty set in my mind as I sat down…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 19

This episode of The Five By featured a number of games with which I was passingly familiar, having either played once a while back, or just games I’d heard of. This meant I was, of course, left itching to play everything after the episode ended, and in fact have been repeatedly finding myself checking out…

Gaming Resolutions – October

Last month I managed to meet every resolution for the first time; the question was, could I continue to succeed? The fact that I’m posting this later than my typical 7th of the month schedule, probably gives a clue… Publish at least 2 blog posts per week I started a series of posts talking about…

The Five By: The Games of Episodes 17 and 18

Episode 17 of the show dropped on the first day of TBGT, a five day gaming event held locally that pretty much meant I was offline for a week or so. So I’m combining my thoughts on that episode’s games with my thoughts on the game covered in episode 18 which was released this week….

Collection Update: September 2017

For once, I actually removed things from my collection as the TBGT flea market proved decently successful. I hadn’t done a god job prepping for it so had hurriedly priced some items that morning instead of methodically going through my collection, culling & researching prices so getting some stuff off the shelves was more than…

Top 100: Games 90-81

This post is part of a series discussing my Top 100 Games (of the moment) This makes the third Feld game in a row. It’s one I don’t own and likely won’t get my hands on any time soon, but it’s a really good one. The game uses an auction which would typically have me…

TBGT 2017 Recap

I have the rest of my Top 100 posts to write and have gotten pretty far behind thanks to the last 5 days of amazing TBGT gaming. So for now I’m posting a quick recap of TBGT 2017 in the form of stats and superlatives. I may eventually recap some of the games played in…

TBGT 2017: Getting Ready

Last year I explained what That Board Gaming Thing is, so I’m just going to link to that post and then move straight onto my preparations for the upcoming five days of board gaming in Raleigh. Games I’m Taking to the Event One of the really useful resources that the event has is the games…

Top 100: Games 100-91

This post is part of a series discussing my Top 100 Games (of the moment) Railroad Revolution is the first, but definitely not the last, game from What’s Your Game? to show up on this list. I’ve only actually played the game once which is probably why it isn’t higher, but the memory of the…