The Five By: The Games of Episode 8

This week features a number of games I own and enjoy plus one game that I’ve bing wanting to play ever since I first saw it on social media. I don’t know that I’ll get a chance to play it anytime soon, but it once again proves that if if I were anywhere near Lindsay,…

Gaming resolutions – May

Publish at least 2 blog posts a week Once again, conventions helped boost my blog content with the Granite Game Summit resulting in 5 total posts and Board Games at the Beach generating another couple. I did have a few weeks be right at the minimum 2 posts but at least none dropped below the…

Board Games at the Beach 2017 – Recap

Last weekend was the third annual Board Games at the Beach, an event I talked about earlier. Now that it’s over, it’s time to quickly recap what went on in Wilmington. And I mean “quickly”, work’s ramping up as I’m combining my regular duties with training new techs and teaching a new student, so you’re…

Collection Update: April 2017

This month I ordered some blank dice and labels from Amazon and got caught up creating custom dice for some of the available Roll & Write games out there, along with creating prototype versions of games from some of my friends. ADDED Games Hanamikoji – purchased from Amazon Haru Ichiban – Granite Game Summit BGG…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 7

It was a really awesome week for theme on The Five By with reviews taking you all over the place. Of the five games covered, I’ve played 4, own 3, and am really trying to avoid adding the others to my collection after listening to my co-hosts. 00:38 Mason – Star Realms For a while…

Weekend Gaming – Giants, Jungles, & Dragons, Oh My!

Last weekend had been scheduled as something of a gaming weekend for a while, with plans to get back into both of the campaign games I’ve been playing. The plan was to jump back into SeaFall on Friday night, before then leaping back into the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game on Sunday. However, things change, and…

SeaFalling Once More

On Friday night, we once again met at East Coast Gaming to explore uncharted waters in search of the Island at the End of the World. It had been fully three months since we’d last played back in mid-January, and so the question of the hour was can we remember what on earth we’re even…

Imperial Assault Broken Token Insert

Confession time – I actually replaced someone else’s handmade custom insert with a commercial product. That’s right, I’m a monster who didn’t deserve Jason Dinger’s hard work. But just let me explain… I store my games sideways for the most part, and even when I don’t, I occasionally carry them sideways., So, when Jason generously…

Board Games at the Beach 2017

For the last couple of years, Cape Fear Games in Wilmington, NC has dedicated the last weekend in April to running a local gaming event called Board Games at the Beach. This year will be their third year running the event and I haven’t missed one yet. It’s already a can’t-miss part of my yearly…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 6

This is another great episode full of interesting games. We’ve also hit a mini-milestone as our BGG geeklist directory of games covered on the show has crossed onto a second page! 00:30 Lindsay – Alchemists I finally managed to play Alchemists in 2016 and LOVED the game, even though I was pretty terrible at it….

Granite Game Summit: Summary & Superlatives

The Granite Game Summit was an amazing weekend – here I break it down by the numbers, award some gaming superlatives, and finally, at the bottom, I’ve provided links to all of my other Granite Game Summit posts. Games Played: 17 Games Learned: 9 Games Taught: 5 People Played With: 22 Animal Friends: 4 New-to-Me…

Granite Game Summit: Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday morning I woke up at 7am, groaned at the time, and went back to sleep. Unfortunately this resulted in my not making it out of bed until 10:30 which was later than I had hoped. I quickly got ready and messaged Bill to see if he wanted me to bring him a Chai…