Board Games – An American Pastime

Despite the tumultuous nature of the news these days, July 4th provides an opportunity to appreciate the things that remind us of good ol’ Americana: baseball, apple pie, fireworks and delightfully overeating. But there’s an argument to be made for including board games into the list of great American pastimes. And that argument is as… Continue reading Board Games – An American Pastime

First game night outta quarantine

As various stay-at-home orders are lifted across the country, now is the time to consider how to best adapt your virtual board game night into an actual, in-person board game night. (Remember those!?) Here’s a guide on how to return to a sense of normalcy without rushing right back into the fold: Lean on engine-building… Continue reading First game night outta quarantine

What we miss during quarantine

The world marches on under stay-at-home orders in most states, which means that connections are largely happening in a digital format. The technology is incredible and serves to link gamers together for some online play when necessary. But for all the miracles of modern science, a few things lack when games aren’t able to be… Continue reading What we miss during quarantine

Quarantining and Board Games

Games come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, languages and themes, but one constant variable stretches across them all: Players must be in the same room as one another while playing. Our current world circumstances, plagued with the possibility of COVID-19 infection, renders this one prerequisite for gaming nearly impossible to fulfill—not to mention… Continue reading Quarantining and Board Games

The wacky variety of board game learners

As an experienced gamer, it will often fall to you to instruct others on how to play, particularly if your selection of games have been padded by the fun offerings of UnboxBoardom 🙂 . Yet, not every player sits at attention and understands the rules upon first pass, regardless of how accomplished a teacher you… Continue reading The wacky variety of board game learners

2019 Board Game Trends — Year in Review

As the year draws to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at the 2019 trends that shaped our gaming behavior. One thing became crystal clear: No matter what the year threw at us, board games remained a constant source of comfort. Here are a few of the wonderful things board games provided.… Continue reading 2019 Board Game Trends — Year in Review

Why board games make great gifts

This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving–specifically fun, excitement, family bonding and the thrill of a well-timed, epic move. Here’s why games make for the ultimate stocking stuffer, or as the case may be, menorah-accompanier. Board games aren’t THAT expensive While there are certainly games that can run upwards of $100, sometimes… Continue reading Why board games make great gifts

Board Game Conversations During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, and this time of year serves as a harbinger of awkward conversations to come — Thanksgiving and Christmas are prime times to interact with relatives you either rarely see or suffer through. Don’t let different political beliefs or levels of social awkwardness get in the way of a happy evening! Here… Continue reading Board Game Conversations During the Holidays

Board Game Halloween Costume Ideas

Board games are static objects, but Halloween provides a wonderful opportunity to bring those games to life in the form of a killer costume. Show off your gaming pride by adopting one of the following costume ideas and incorporating it into your next Halloween shindig. Meeple One of the most recognizable game pieces makes for… Continue reading Board Game Halloween Costume Ideas