July Round-Up and an Apology

I’ve been silent for a while over here, in fact for a month, and for that I’m sorry. My thought on games played at Origins have gone unfinished and other posts just haven’t shown up. Unfortunately I’ve had a hectic and stressful month over here with planned convention and vacation travel getting me behind. Then…

June Round-Up

So both this round-up & my collection post are late because I was in Alaska as the month ended, which quite frankly is the best excuse I’ve had so far. June was a month of travel between Origins and the aforementioned Alaska, but plenty of games made it to the table regardless. For a breakdown…

Coffee Break

There are a ton of people out there creating interesting articles and videos, putting them out for us to enjoy and not asking much, if anything in return. Here are some things I’ve enjoyed recently; check out the links and consider commenting or even buying someone a cuppa in return. Katie Aidley had an Origins…

Origins 2018 – The Board Games

Another Origins is over and I find myself laying on the couch with coffee, my laptop, and a hefty dose of Con Crud. I normally only get sick after cons where I flew so wasn’t expecting this, but given that I had a nasty cold shortly before leaving for Ohio, I guess the odds were…

Getting Ready for Origins 2018

It’s June and that means it’s time to start thinking about the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH. This year’s convention runs from Wednesday, June 13th through Sunday, June 17th which means I have just a couple of days left to gather together my stuff, pack some games (and clothes), and get ready for one…

May Round-Up

May was a month of highs and lows that ended up leaving me exhausted, stressed out, and desperately looking forward to June’s trip to Origins and Alaska. It opened with  a retro-themed game day, gaming with Mike while he was in town, and hosting a dinner for my work friends. After that was illness (boo),…

Collection Update: May 2018

It was a month for delayed gratification as I preordered things and backing crowdfunding campaigns. It should make for some fun deliveries to future Ruth but for now the shelves stayed fairly consistent. GAMES Argent the Consortium – Kickstarter fulfillment Piepmatz – from Matt Riddle KICKSTARTERS/PREORDERS Arcardia Quest: Riders – backed on Kickstarter Deluxe Metal…

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…