Initial Bullet Journal Setup

In a recent post, I talked about restarting journaling and the alchemy-themed spreads I set up for October. Here I wanted to talk about the actual materials I have for my journal, along with the initial pages I set up prior to October. Obviously all you need for a bullet journal is paper and something…

Merlin – Five By review

This review originally appeared in episode 97 of The Five By – you can listen to it here. It’s been a while since I last rambled on about a Feld game, but here we go again, this time with a design collaboration. Published in 2017 by Queen Games with art from Dennis Lohausen, Merlin was…

Calico – Five By Review

This review originally appeared in episode 96 of The Five By – you can listen to it here. It’s time to talk about a new release that’s been bringing colour, joy, and adorable cats to our quarantined selves. That game is of course 2020’s Calico, designed by Kevin Russ, published by Flatout Games, and illustrated…

Quarantine Distraction or My Paint By Numbers Kits

Over the last couple of quarantine months, I’ve been occupying myself with Paint By Number kits. Unlike the simple ones from toy sections, these are aimed at adults with more interesting or complex design and seem to have become a bit of a trend online, with a ton of sites offering them for sale. Since…

Azul: Summer Pavilion – Five By Review

Azul: Summer Pavilion is the third installment in Michael Keisling’s Azul series published by Plan B games under their Next Move imprint. The three games are themed around the work of Portuguese artisans working on projects for the royal family. This 2019 game has two to four players working to create the magnificent Summer Pavilion…

Updating my Pull List

It’s time for a confession. I’ve been struggling to keep up with all the single-issue comics coming into the house, and the result was that it got so overwhelming that I just stopped reading comics. So now I have stacks of comics to read in order to catch up. I’ve trimmed down my pull-list over…

The Five By – Mercado Review

This review was recorded and originally released as part of Episode 72 of the Five By. You can follow that link to hear it plus four other reviews of games we’ve been enjoying at our (sadly imaginary) podcast HQ, or continue reading for the non-audio version. Apologies for slight differences between the two– minor edits…

Making a Game Day Menu

Last Sunday, we were having my parents over for an afternoon of games and Indian take-out. The plans had been in place for a few weeks but we hadn’t discussed any particular games to play, so a few days before, I found myself starting to brainstorm ideas during quiet moments at work. My parents, especially…