TBGT 2017 Recap

I have the rest of my Top 100 posts to write and have gotten pretty far behind thanks to the last 5 days of amazing TBGT gaming. So for now I’m posting a quick recap of TBGT 2017 in the form of stats and superlatives. I may eventually recap some of the games played in…

TBGT 2017: Getting Ready

Last year I explained what That Board Gaming Thing is, so I’m just going to link to that post and then move straight onto my preparations for the upcoming five days of board gaming in Raleigh. Games I’m Taking to the Event One of the really useful resources that the event has is the games…

Collection Update: August 2017

Between Kickstarter fulfillments and picking up some good deals, I added some great games to my collection. I also pre-ordered a number of Gen Con releases that I’m looking forward to having in my hands once they finally hit retail. ADDED GAMES Caverna: Cave vs. Cave – Atomic Empire Concordia – Atomic Empire Fate of…

Small Updates

Since Twitter has been a bit of a fire hose recently, especially due to a number of extremely depressing and distressing news items, I’m gathering together some small items that might have gotten lost in the noise. Insert Here are donating 10% of their August sales to help Stephanie Straw (@InsertStrawHere) get her board game…

2018 Convention Plans

As 2017 draws to a close, and various ticket sites open up, it’s time for me to start thinking about gaming plans for next year. I’m lucky in that I have available cash for travel, a decent amount of annual vacation time, and a husband who doesn’t mind that I use it almost all for…

RUTHCon II Recap: In Summary

Personal Stats Individual Plays 25 Games Played 21 Games Learned 8 Games Taught 11 Games Won 9 Opponents Played 31 Game of the Con Mansions of Madness, Second Edition – playing with a great group AND the app cast to a big screen is an incredible experience that I’d love to have again. Least Favourite…

RUTHCon II Recap: Day 3

On this Sunday, the third and final day of RUTHCon, well they faked me out. I awoke close to 8:30am, freaked out that the early clean-up crew was about to show up, threw on clothes, raced downstairs, and then nobody showed up until 9am. But it took me just a few minutes to pick up…

RUTHCon II Recap: Day 2

Saturday morning started bright and early as Linus, Ruth, and Jon Bowker arrived early to help me wipe down tables and clean up for day two. Except once again everything was ready as the last attendees on Friday had in fact cleaned up and wiped down everything already. So instead we ate Chik Fil-a minis…

RUTHCon II Recap: Day 1

For the second year running, Kit and I turned our home into a convention centre for the weekend, inviting local (and not-so-local) gaming friends to come celebrate my birthday with two-and-a-half days of gaming, food, cocktails, and hilarity. Friday The official start time was Friday at noon, but we’d told people they could come over…

Birthday List Re-Visited

I had posted my birthday wishlist previously with the bulk of it being lists of games I either wanted to learn or to play again. I was hoping RUTHCon II would provide opportunities to get a lot of things crossed off of the list, so now that the dust has settled and my house is…

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…

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…