The Lost Expedition (2017) – Review

Designer: Peer Sylvester Artist: Garen Ewing Publisher: Osprey Games In May of 1925, renowned explorer Percy Fawcett, his son Jack, and Jack’s friend Raleigh Rimall said farewell to their guides at Dead Horse Camp and headed off alone into the dense Amazon forest. Oral tradition amongst the Kalapalos people speaks of meeting the men and…

Top 10 Older Games I Learned in 2017

This is part of my 2017 Recap series – for the others, go here Not only did I play a lot of new games in 2017, but I also learned a ton of other games that had been released in 2016 or earlier. Out of all of those titles, Pub Meeple helped me determine that…

Whose Turn January 2018 – Event Recap

I spent a very enjoyable Friday through Saturday at the Durham Convention Center playing games with a ton of great friends at the latest Whose Turn Is It Anyway. This is a smallish but ever-growing convention where the focus is purely on playing games – there’s a local NC game FLGS, Cape Fear Games, that…

2018 Gaming Resolutions: January

New year means new resolutions. Now that January is over, it’s time for me to look back and see how I did in regards to the goals I set for my gaming 2018. Publish 2 Gaming posts per week & 1 comics post per month I didn’t fulfill this resolution as despite having notes and…

January Round-Up

January was an interesting month, in which we weathered (hah!) two different snow events, of vastly different degrees of severity; both storms did manage to cancel planned Charterstone sessions which was a bummer. Also in the last month, I finally started orthodontic treatment by having braces put on. I’m already counting down the 30 months…

Collection Update: January 2018

First up, here are some games & gaming accessories that I purchased late on December 31st of 2017 after publishing my December collection post. The Bloody Inn – Atomic Empire Bruxelles 1893 – Atomic Empire Raiders of the North Sea – Atomic Empire Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (D&D supplement) – Atomic Empire And now, here…

Convention Prep – Whose Turn

This year’s Whose Turn Is It Anyway is being held at the Durham Convention Center from January 25th through 28th. I’ll be working on the first day of the convention, but will be there for the rest of the time, and I’m looking forward to getting a bunch of stuff to the table. I’m also…

Top 10 2017 Games Played

This is part of my 2017 Recap series – for the others, go here With the help of the Board Game Stats app on my phone, the Pub Meeple ranking engine, and a little bit of tweaking, I finally put together my top 10 games released in 2017. One caveat here is that most of…

2017 Gaming-related Achievements

This is part of my 2017 Recap series – for the others, go here Looking back at 2017, there are a few things I’m really quite proud of: I helped start a podcast. The Five By is probably the one thing I’m most proud of from 2017, even more so than RUTHCon. I was so…

2017 Resolutions Wrap-Up

I started my 2017 resolutions on January 7th, 2017 so I have now completed the full year and it’s time for me to take a look at how the year went by. But first I’m going to quickly sum up the final month’s progress: Publish at least two blog posts per week – yeah, nope….

Best Gaming Moments of 2017

This is part of my 2017 Recap series – for the others, go here In no particular order, here are just a few of my favourite memories from 2017 when it comes to games and gaming-relating shenanigans. Eric Buscemi was visiting NC in June. Some of us from the Durham-area headed East and met up…

2017 Gaming in Review

2017 was a super shitty year in many, many ways. However, in gaming terms, it was actually pretty decent: a lot of games came out, many of which I never managed to get my grubby little hands on, and there were a lot of great moments. To round things up will take multiple posts, so…