Classic Game Day – Recap

Last weekend I had a bunch of friends over for a day of gaming where, with one exception, we played games published prior to 1990. It also gave us the opportunity to celebrate Eric’s birthday with cake and awkward singing. In the end, some of the games were fun, some were fun despite their terribleness,…

Hanamikoji (2013) – Review

Designer: Kota Nakayama Artist: Maisherly Publisher: EmperorS4 The Gion neighbourhood of Kyoto is the city’s most famous geisha district, and within this area the street called Hanami-Koji (Flower-viewing Lane) is one of the most popular places. On this street lined with teahouses and restaurants, many geisha and their apprentices can be seen in the evenings…

Collection Update: April 2018

It was a very impulsive month as I added things to my collection on a whim rather than due to planning. For example, Dropmix was purchased for cheap in a Toys ‘R’ Us that was days from closing and has already provided enough fun that I’m glad I grabbed one. Hopefully my other impulse buys…

April Round-Up

April was a slower month for gaming in many ways but a few good evenings combined with the last weekend of the month being Board Games at the Beach down in Wilmington helped bring my stats back up. I played a better mix of previously known and new-to-me games also which was satisfying. Non-gaming, it…

Seafall Shadowbox Project (SPOILERS)

We finished our Seafall campaign back in December and I wanted to do something with the remnants of the game. I eventually decided to make a shadowbox display and so spent a few days sorting through the game components, deciding what I’d like to include, playing with composition and removing a ton of stuff to…

2018 Gaming Resolutions: March

March was a hectic, hectic month as I traveled to both Granite Game Summit and Unpub 8. As a result, my resolutions fell by the wayside. Publish 2 Gaming posts per week & 1 comics post per month Yup, I failed. I had a number of things started and partially written but wasn’t able to…

UnPub 8: A Mixed Bag

Last week I attended UnPub 8, four days dedicated to improving currently unpublished games through playtesting in Baltimore, MD. Games can be in any state of “unpublished” from an initial prototype to games that while under contract are still in a stage of development where playtester feedback is still valuable (ie. not already in production/on…

March Round-Up

March was a hectic month as I attended two out-of-state conventions – Granite Game Summit and UnPub 8. To make things worse I came down with the dreading con crud after G2S which meant I started my UnPub weekend not sick but a little more drained than would have been ideal. Aside from the cons,…

Collection Update: March 2018

I added a LOT of games to my collection in March thanks to a lot of boxes showing up while I was in Baltimore for UnPub 8. Turns out a few Kickstarters had decided to fulfill at the same time, and since I already have more tracking numbers in my email, it looks set to…

Granite Game Summit: In Review

Awesome photo from Sunday night dinner courtesy of Kimberly Well, I had grand plans to recap my time at the Granite Game Summit in a blog post full of stories and my impressions of the games played. However, the day I traveled back was well, hellish and then the days after that were spent getting…

2018 Gaming Resolutions: February

February was a short month but that doesn’t mean I get a pass on my resolutions, so it’s time to look back and see how things went. Publish 2 Gaming posts per week & 1 comics post per month I’m still struggling creatively to find my words, both here and for the podcast, but things…

February Round-Up

February was a pretty uninspiring month overall. For the most part is was simply working as usual and not doing much on my days off, interspersed with mild family drama and one unfortunate sudden loss. As such, gaming was slim. I did get in a few good days of trying new things or visiting old…