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…

Collection Update: December 2017

ADDED Games Azul – BGG Secret Santa Azul: Joker Tiles – BGG Secret Santa Careers – Christmas from Kit Charterstone – preordered through Atomic Empire Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second edition) – Christmas from parents Dinosaur Island – Kickstarter fulfillment Expedition – Christmas from Kit Histrio – Christmas from Kit Megiddo – Christmas from…

2018 Resolutions

My 2017 resolutions technically don’t end until January 7th, but I’m starting this year actually on time to make tracking things easier. My goals are similar to last year as they focus on achievable monthly blog, gaming, and collection tasks. Once again, I’ll be posting monthly updates throughout the year to hold myself accountable. Publish…

Favelas – Links to Look Further

While writing my segment for the latest Five By episode, I ended up looking at a number of resources. This is not an exhaustive list, but below are links to some of the things I found most helpful and/or interesting: What is a Favela? a really interesting video explaining the Favelas in both a historical…

My First BGG Secret Santa Experience

This year I decided to finally sign up for the annual BGG Secret Santa, a worldwide gift exchange between board game fans. Soon after sign-ups closed, I discovered that I was to play Santa to a gamer in Croatia! This led to much researching of Croatian game sources vs. other EU stores, but I soon…

Gaming Resolutions – December

Well, it’s December 7th and that means it’s time for me to once again come clean on how my gaming resolutions have been going. Since I technically started this on January 7th, there will be one more post in this 2017 series, and since holding myself accountable has been helpful, I’ll be likely creating a…

Collection Update: November 2017

ADDED Five Ravens – Kickstarter fulfillment Food Truck Champion – Kickstarter fulfillment London, second edition – review copy Merlin – Philibert The Staufer Dynasty – Miniature Market holiday sale

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…

A Letter to (a BGG) Santa

This year, for the first time, I’m participating in the BGG Secret Santa exchange. So I figured I’d write a letter to (my) Santa giving them some information that might help make figuring out my gift a little easier. Hello Santa! I hope you’re doing well as we approach this busy holiday season. I just…

Gaming Resolutions – November

Back in September, I was super proud of myself for fulfilling every single one of my resolutions. Well this time, it’s the exact opposite; I didn’t manage to do any of them over the last month, and even this post is going up a day late. But my intention in still posting is to recognize…

Collection Update: October 2017

A number of games entered the collection this month including my most-anticipated game of the year, Ex Libris. Look for more on it as I get more opportunities to explore this fabulous game of fantasy libraries. ADDED Games Bob Ross: The Art of Chill – Target Clank! In Space! – Atomic Empire Constellations – Kickstarter…

D&D: Tor’s Backstory

I am finally getting to play an actual role-playing game! My husband Kit and I joined friends recently to start a Dungeons & Dragons campaign in a setting dreamed up by our fabulous DM, Jon. I’m playing a Tiefling Cleric and apparently she’s already got herself pretty set in my mind as I sat down…