The Games of The Five By: Episode 22

I’ve been oscillating between slacking off and cursing my writer’s block, and so haven’t published my thoughts on the games featured in episodes 20 and 21. But I’m hoping to get a bunch of drafts and notes cleaned up and organized over the next few weekends so I should be able to get my thoughts…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 19

This episode of The Five By featured a number of games with which I was passingly familiar, having either played once a while back, or just games I’d heard of. This meant I was, of course, left itching to play everything after the episode ended, and in fact have been repeatedly finding myself checking out…

The Five By: The Games of Episodes 17 and 18

Episode 17 of the show dropped on the first day of TBGT, a five day gaming event held locally that pretty much meant I was offline for a week or so. So I’m combining my thoughts on that episode’s games with my thoughts on the game covered in episode 18 which was released this week….

Weekly Round-Up: September 10th

It’s been a slow-ish week as people’s attention has been rightfully focused on brewing weather conditions and the ongoing hellish landscape that is the political world, but I do have a few small items to share: The Inside Voices Network has added another amazing podcast to its line-up – Becky & Kelly of Board Games…

Weekly Round-Up – September 2nd

Continuing this small series of news recaps, here’s some more stuff you might have missed over the last week: Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana hard, and many have been affected by the resultant flooding, power outages, and shortages. BGG has a Hurricane Harvey Relief geeklist to keep track of their efforts, or you can…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 16

For this episode I got to sit back and just listen for a change. My co-hosts did a damn fine job as usual, and covered yet another interesting mix of games. In addition to five awesome reviews, this episode also features a contest! That’s right, the amazing Nolan Nasser donated some of his beautiful mousemats…

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…

A Few Things You Might Have Missed While at Gen Con 50

Wednesday saw the release of Episode 15 of The Five By which covered a lot of really good games – listen in your favourite podcast app or using the links on our website and then read my thoughts here. The last part of The Adventure Zone finale released on Thursday prompting a metric fuckton of…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 15

This episode covers some games I’ve played once or twice, one I’ve played a good amount of recently (funnily enough, that’s the one I review), and two games I haven’t yet managed to play. It’s a good mix of older and newer releases and, as always, my co-hosts have really interesting things to say. So…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 14

Recording for this episode was rough – last Sunday morning I had no idea what game to even talk about despite the audio being due to Mike that night and was starting to panic. Luckily my co-collaborators are patient and helpful in Slack and so helped me figure out a topic. And you know, once…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 12

I’m back again this week, well-rested from vacation and ready to record. Which as ever meant I actually procrastinated on writing my script, turned in my segment at the last minute, and probably bugged the crap out of Mike though he’s too nice to tell me so. But he still managed to put together another…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 11

This episode is the first since launch that I didn’t record for as I was instead enjoying browsing game stores in Rome and Hannover in addition to you know, attending a wedding and seeing the sites. But just because I don’t appear in the episode, that doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions. So check out…