Desert Island Games

Desert Island Games
So you’re flying in to PAX and your plane crashes on a deserted isle. Yes, that uncharted isle right outside of Boston. It’ll take weeks for rescuers to get you. Worst of all, though, is that you have no games with you. Will you be whiling away the days playing tic-tac-toe in the sand as ...

In Defense of Plinko

On September 27, 2013 CBS will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the game “Plinko” on The Price is Right by airing an hour long episode devoted to the game of Plinko. Excited Viewers will be treated to a dozen or so chips being sent down the that magical road to either prosperity or emptiness. ...

Games on the Radio

Games on the Radio
Podcasting has taken up much more time in my life than I would like to admit. After listening to various podcast over the years you do get a sense for some of the magical appeal it had back before moving pictures stole the limelight. Similar to board games, radio has had a resurgence from days ...

Cosmic Encounter – A Classic with a Mixed Reception

A few months ago I bought Fantasy Flight Games’ Latest edition of Cosmic Encounter. A game that has gone though many incarnations since its creation in 1977, this edition has been considered by many as the best version of the game. It incorporates many of the expansion packs that were created for it throughout the ...

Game Day Recap – 5/24/13 1

Game Day Recap – 5/24/13
Getting together for board games never gets old.  Still, this past weekend was a refreshing change as we welcomed members of another local gaming group.  What a big difference new blood and board games makes!  Having a consistent group is really nice, we get into a pattern, settled into our comfort zone.  It’s reliable and ...

Outwit: A vintage board game review.

Outwit: A vintage board game review.
Outwit Parker Brothers 1978 “It looks easy ’til you try it” Object: To be the first player to get all your chips inside your shaded corner of the board. Regular chips can move vertical and horizontal. They must move until they hit: another chip; a wall; or the boundary of the opponents shaded area. Power ...

Kickstarter – Euphoria 1

I think you should all be aware of this new game on Kickstarter called Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia.  It is a worker placement game with the aim of obtaining your secret goal.  Workers are affected by morale, allegiance, and knowledge, and they help you gain resources, commodities, and artifacts.  I love the idea of ...

Game of the Month: June!

Hey All, We are excited to announce our Game of the Month Club! Each month we’ll pick a game to play every Saturday that we will discuss at the end of the month. The conversation will range from epic battles, game design, story implementation and everything else in between! Currently, we will be posting our ...

Game Day Recap – 5/18/13

Game Day Recap - 5/18/13
Another quiet Saturday, but a good one nonetheless! Aether Frontier had another play test, with improvements made from last week. A new trio joined the games creator, offering new insight into the flow of the game. Other games played included a two player Forbidden Island (we came close to drowning, but narrowly made it off ...

How do we get new Games?

How do we get new Games?
In our simple group we meet once a week in Smithown at the church (no church affiliation), eat terribly, and sit on our respective rumps and play games until our dice hand is cramped and our eyes are sore from reading flavor text. It’s a perfect Saturday in my estimation. There is never a shortage ...