After the last 14 months, we could all use a trip to a galaxy far, far away right about now (though we would also accept a place from a long, long time ago). Luckily, the perfect day to reproduce this situation is arriving in just a few days. May 4th is Star Wars Day, as… Continue reading Star Wars Day, Board Game Style
The art found in board games can often be an unsung hero of the game itself. Our brains drift to mechanics and strategy, but a truly great visual designer can transform a round of a game into a journey through the deep forest, or a quick jaunt through a Spanish villa. But that’s not always… Continue reading Board Games with…Questionable Art
It’s hard to believe 2020 is already coming to a close (didn’t that year just fly by?!?) and we’re ready to welcome 2021 as the year things change for the better. For us board gamers, it would be difficult for 2021 to do much worse: The pandemic significantly changed how in-person gaming will occur for… Continue reading New Year Board Gaming Resolutions 2021
A holiday season is approaching unlike any other. This year, family plans are being canceled and group activities are being discarded in favor of remote gift-giving. Yes, it’s upsetting not to be able to check in on Nana or enjoy the sweet treats she usually bakes around this time, but that’s not to say you… Continue reading Bringing People Together with Board Games
While trick or treating might not look exactly like it has in years past, Halloween in 2020 promises to reward our homebody existence and tenacious, militant hand washing habits with the sweet, sweet nectar it always has: sugar. Specifically, chocolate, caramel, hard candy, wafers and a variety of nougats—many of which have not yet been… Continue reading Sugar and Games — A Winning Combo!
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