Darkside Detective

The Darkside Detective is a short but extremely well-written, amusing little point & click game featuring the strange cases of Francis McQueen, paranormal detective, and his oblivious partner Officer Dooley. Available on Steam for just $12.99, the game features six cases, each of which only takes maybe 20-30 minutes or so. Thus, I’ve been spacing…

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…

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…

The Gamer’s Armory (Cary)

This post is part of a series discussing Durham-area game stores Address: 683 Cary Towne Blvd F, Cary, NC 27511 Hours: M-Th 11-10, F 11-11, S 10-11, S 1-6 Website: http://www.gamersarmory.com Twitter: @thegamersarmory Board Game Night: Wednesdays The Gamer’s Armory was not the first local game store that I visited, but it was the first…

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…

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 Atomic Empire (Durham)

This post is part of a series discussing Durham-area game stores Address: 3400 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707 Hours: M-Th 11-11, F 11-midnight, Sat 10-10, Sun 11-7 Website: http://www.atomicempire.com Twitter: @Atomic_Empire Board Game Night: Mondays This is the closest store to me in terms of drive at a consistent 15-20 min regardless of whether it’s…

Durham Area Game Stores

Living where I do in South Durham, there’s an embarrassment of riches in the area when it comes to gaming opportunities. Between local game stores, a huge local gaming community, and various local events, I’m spoiled for choice. So I thought I’d take some time to talk about the game stores that I frequent, not…

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…

10 x 10 Challenge Update

Back in December 2016, I updated my BGStats app to include challenges and got super excited about picking games for a 10×10 challenge designed to make me play my games more than once. But I made a pretty big mistake – I picked a lot of games with longer playtimes or that require a lot…

Kickstarter Update – August

VISITOR in Blackwood Grove – ends August 22nd While watching Chris Bryan share some Board Game news recently (subscribe to his channel, seriously, go now), I heard him mention this intriguing game was on Kickstarter and I just had to check it out. Designed by Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman, the game is set in…