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…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 9

I’ve played most of the games featured this week, with only Mason’s game being a complete unknown. I haven’t played Lindsay’s choice either but I at least own it’s predecessor and knew a decent amount about it. It’s an interesting mix as always so check out the show 00:40 Ruth – Arcadia Quest As mentioned…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 8

This week features a number of games I own and enjoy plus one game that I’ve bing wanting to play ever since I first saw it on social media. I don’t know that I’ll get a chance to play it anytime soon, but it once again proves that if if I were anywhere near Lindsay,…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 7

It was a really awesome week for theme on The Five By with reviews taking you all over the place. Of the five games covered, I’ve played 4, own 3, and am really trying to avoid adding the others to my collection after listening to my co-hosts. 00:38 Mason – Star Realms For a while…

The Five By: The Games of Episode 6

This is another great episode full of interesting games. We’ve also hit a mini-milestone as our BGG geeklist directory of games covered on the show has crossed onto a second page! 00:30 Lindsay – Alchemists I finally managed to play Alchemists in 2016 and LOVED the game, even though I was pretty terrible at it….

The Five By: The Games of Episode 5

Of the five games featured in this episode, I have only played three, all of which I actually own. The other two were complete mysteries to me, games I’d heard the names of but not much more than that. This had me nervous for the sake of my poor wallet as my co-contributors tend to…