Five By Review – Targi (Episode 47)

Hello Five By listeners (and blog readers), it’s Ruth here, fresh from a day playing a lot of new releases and ready to talk about a game that well, isn’t. First published in 2012, Targi was one of the first specifically two-player games to capture my attention. Previously I preferred playing games with more versatility,…

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…

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 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 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 13

Sorry this update’s a little late but between RUTHCon and chaos at work as we transition to a new system, things have been crazy. In fact, I’m writing this from the pharmacy where I’m stuck overnight as a technician rips apart my set-up and installs that brand new system. Here’s hoping i get out of…

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…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 10

I’ve played every game featured in this episode of The Five By which is somewhat astounding given the broad variety of games found in our combined collections. Of note, this episode features Sarah’s first segment so, if you haven’t already, listen to the episode and then jump over to Twitter and welcome her to the…