To get the most out of a new board game, sometimes you have to really dive in and devote a lot of time to playing, learning and, ultimately, dominating. Longer games (2+ hours) provide an opportunity to settle into your game brain, when decisions happen more quickly and you’re best able to see strategy without… Continue reading Helpful tips to surviving loooooong games
Serving as an ambassador to board games is both a blessing and a curse. Friends and family will seek out your advice on games, and you’ll likely feel like a veritable Godfather of fun activities. But it’s also a lot of pressure: Your words will make-or-break people’s experience with a particular game, which indirectly affects… Continue reading How NOT to teach board games
May and June contain Mother’s Day and Father’s Day respectively—specific days to honor parents, even though you should probably do so every day. Still, these holidays also provide time to reflect on how you were raised, particularly the lessons your parents tried to impart upon you when you were younger. As the saying goes, parents… Continue reading Life Lessons in Board Games
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and kicks off a dilemma for gamers: How can we play games but also be outside, where pieces are prone to disappear in the grass and boards stained with horseradish mustard!? Instead pick up any of the below games for easy set-up, easy barrier-for-entry and, perhaps best… Continue reading BBQ and Games
Helping people experience new games is one of the main reasons UnboxBoardom was founded. However, not everyone has the financial means to purchase new games whenever they want. So, for every 10 new subscribers we receive, we donate board games to kids who otherwise cannot afford their own! In keeping up with the spirit of giving… Continue reading Giving Back
We recently traveled to Gurnee, IL to attend Gaming Hoopla 2017! This convention is filled with board game enthusiasts looking to have a good time and support a great cause! The Gaming Hoopla is an annual gaming convention that is a fund-raiser for cancer related charities. This year the Gaming Hoopla partnered with… Continue reading Adventures at Gaming Hoopla
Is your basketball bracket already busted?! No worries, there is still time to win the Board Game Madness Challenge! All you have to do is vote for your favorite games in each region, and the games with the most votes will move onto the next round. Every round you vote counts as one entry to… Continue reading Board Game Madness!