Consider the Cuisine – DM Tip

January 26, 2021

One of the biggest things that draws a culture together is their cuisine. Think of the food you grew up with, the food you eat now, your favorites, and all of them will trigger memories. Good and bad. When worldbuilding, …

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Musings: Will We See a Low-Stakes Genre of Tabletop Gaming?

January 23, 2021

Traditionally, game-playing has been synonymous with competing. Whether it’s cards around the kitchen table with grandma, or at a high-level tournament with prize money on the line, we play games because we enjoy it, but we also play to overcome …

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A Tale of Two Escape Rooms: Unlock! vs. EXIT

January 18, 2021

Over the past decade, the Escape Room craze has grown steadily from a distant novelty to a readily accessible activity for groups of friends and workplace team-building.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit one yourself, an escape …

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Four Great New Games for Two Players

December 3, 2020

If I had to name the one category of games that’s most important in my life, it would undoubtedly be the games that play well with Two Players. Even more so in 2020, the games that I can enjoy with …

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Three Great After-Dinner Games for the Holidays

November 16, 2020

You’ve got a belly full of roasted goodies and savory snacks. There’s cookies and pie waiting on the counter. What else is there to do while you digest except break out an after-dinner game and share a few laughs before …

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Three Great Gifts for Kids who Like to Take Charge

November 12, 2020

We recently posted our Three Great Gifts for Kids who like to Participate.

At the other end of the spectrum are the kids who like to take charge of their playtime. These kiddos prefer activities that allow them to call …

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Three Great Gifts for Role Players

November 3, 2020

Dungeon delving, solving paranormal mysteries, exploring all of spacetime—the life of a Role Player spans vast universes of content. When it comes to finding gifts for a role player, deciding on the right book or miniature is nearly impossible without …

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Three Great Gifts for Kids who Like to Participate

October 19, 2020

We recently posted our Three Great Gifts for Kids who like to Take Charge.

But what about the kids who don’t feel the need to be in charge? Kids who prefer Participatory play would rather be a part of the …

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Three Great Gifts for Puzzlers

October 13, 2020

Many of us have a puzzler on our shopping list this holiday season—someone who loves jigsaw puzzles, collects them, employs ancient puzzling techniques, and has the patience of a saint. While the right gift for a someone who loves …

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Before There Were Stars & The Soft Skills that Come After

October 1, 2020

There’s something truly captivating about activities that encourage us to be the best versions of ourselves.  Television shows like The Great British Baking Show or Repair Shop (aside from being delightfully British) feature people being kind to each other, people …

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