My gateway game: Carcassonne

June 4, 2016

Carcassonne1I had my first opportunity to play The Castles of Burgundy recently, and the game did not disappoint. It was a fun game full of interesting choices well worth its spot in BoardGameGeek’s top 10. With a little more time …

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Netrunner League Wrap-up: I finally won a game!!

May 31, 2016

Our winter/spring Netrunner league wrapped up earlier this month. It was my first experience with more-than-casual Netrunner, and I can safely say that I learned a lot about the game, as well as the state of the meta (of …

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Setting the Table: Guild Ball Mechanics

May 26, 2016

As I’ve previously written, I got into Guild Ball about two months ago and it has quickly become my game of choice. I’ve spoken with my friend, co-worker and bitter Guild Ball rival Matt about what makes Guild Ball …

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Fly Casual: A non-competitive approach to X-Wing

May 16, 2016

The X-Wing Miniatures Game is pretty great. It’s a fast-paced, deeply customizable game that is accessible enough to be appealing to almost any Star Wars fan. It can also be pretty intimidating and potentially expensive if you want to get …

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Setting the Table: Guild Ball

April 27, 2016

I belong to two pretty different groups: gamers and sports fans. For yearGuildBall1s, it’s felt like a strange and occasionally non-cohesive combination. Most of my friends belong to one but not both, frequently meaning I have to limit myself …

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Unleash your Inner Spy with these Cool New Toys

April 25, 2016

One of the benefits of working at a place like the Barrister is that you’re able to get in touch with your inner child on a regular basis without anyone thinking there’s something majorly wrong with you. Every time I …

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The Road to Tabletop Day: Mythos World

April 21, 2016

The universe is a more terrifying and gruesome place than most of your fellow humans can fathom, but you’ve seen things others haven’t, and you’ve begun to undMythosWorlderstand. Can you find a way to shine a light on the …

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After-action report: Pandemic Legacy (FULL SPOILERS)

April 15, 2016

IMG_1468After tip-toeing around directly discussing Pandemic Legacy for several blog posts, it’s time to get down to it. This is a fantastic game that’s a one of a kind experience, and I want to talk about it in all of …

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The Road to Tabletop Day: Of Drow Origin

April 13, 2016

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On April 30, gamers worldwide will celebrate the tabletop games we love during International Tabletop Day. We’ll offer free open gaming all day as well as a full schedule of pre-planned game sessions. Many of …

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Netrunner Diary: Playing the Psi Game

April 5, 2016

The fact that each side has different factions and that those factions feels distinct both mechanically and NetrunnerNoisethematically is one of my very favorite things about Netrunner. Early on, I wanted to try everything out. But as I

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