The Amazing Accessibility of Board Games

There are many ways to describe it: accessibility, barrier to entry, initial investment, startup cost, and so on. Lets say you were frozen for 50 years, Captain America style, and are just waking up today in the year 2015 in the United States. Most people would run to Best Buy and check out all the cool gizmos and gadgets that have...

The Most Forlorn/Dusty Games On My Shelf(and why!)

The Battle at Kemble's Cascade Every year something about Z-man games has me captivated.  Every year they have one gave that rises to the top of my "must have" list.  For 2014 it was this unique retro vertically scrolling shooter space game(what a mouthful). They had a sweet arcade game with the box artwork on it there but sadly it was...

King’s Armory Quick Thoughts: 1-7 Player Tower Defense!

Picked this diddy up on a whim at GenCon 2015. I wasted a lot of my youth playing tower defense games as custom gamers in Warcraft 3 and Starcraft 1 so I was a fan of the genre.  Wintermaul and others that I can't remember the name of were some of my favorites. This game was billed as a...

Gencon 2015 Games I Am Interested In(part 1)

I am going to Gencon this year for the second time, woohoo!  While I might only be there for Thurs/Friday not the whole weekend, I should be able to make a few laps around the vendor hall and burn through some hard earn cash. In this post and the next I will talk about some of the games from the...

My Journey Into Board Gaming

One of the oldest and clearest memories I have of anything to do with games or playing games comes from a Christmas during my childhood.  I don't remember how old I was, but if I asked my Mom she would probably know the year just because that is the kind of things Moms know.  We received for Christmas a...

Morels Solo Variant Report

Morels is normally a head to head two player game where players travel through a forest and try to gather mushrooms and cook them as efficiently as possible.  It features mechanics like set collection and hand management. While looking for variants to games I owned, I stumbled across this variant that allows you to play Morels solo!  This variant is...