13 Spooky Board Games for Halloween

Zombies, Old Ones and Ghosts, Oh My! 13 Spooky Boardgames for Halloween

Halloween. The time of year when the barriers thin between this world and the next, when all manner of creatures walk the streets in broad daylight and haunt your doorways into the night. A time when we don costumes, watch scary movies and play spooky board games. Yes, play spooky board games. There are a number of modern board games […]

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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition – An Immersive Lovecraftian Adventure

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition - An Immersive Lovecraftian Adventure

Lately I can’t get enough of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. I love how immersive it is. It’s as close to a D & D (Dungeons & Dragons) experience as a board game has ever come – that I’ve played so far. The app takes the place of a game master: describing rooms; items and monsters you encounter; directing the […]

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It’s All for One and One For All! In Purely Cooperative Games

It's All for One and One for All! in Purely Cooperative Games

One of my favorite types of games to play is the pure co-op. In a pure cooperative game, all players work together against the board. Often you can discuss strategy with your fellow players, though you decide yourself what to do on your turn. The game gets a turn, too, usually at the end of each player’s turn or after […]

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Kingdomino – A Puzzly Tile-Placement Game for the Whole Family

Kingdomino - A Puzzly Tile-Placement Game for the Whole Family

This month we’re hosting a Kingdomino organized play day at Here Be Books & Games. We have some cool promos to give way as prizes to participants, including: Dark Castles, Ice Castles, Princess Castles, Sand Castles and a Tile Tower. So, it seemed a good time to write a review of this quick, puzzly, tile placement, kingdom-building game by Bruno Cathala, published […]

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10 Games for Kids’ Easter Baskets

10 Games for Kids' Easter Baskets

Easter may fall on April Fool’s Day this year, but there’s nothing foolish about filling kids’ Easter Baskets with sugar-free treats like these 10 fun games the whole family can play. All of these games are small enough to fit in a regular-sized Easter Basket. Some even come packaged in sturdy tins that can go anywhere. All ten of these […]

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Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 – A Fresh and Exciting Pandemic Game

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 - A fresh new Pandemic game

Tim and I are really enjoying Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We loved Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 so much we played the campaign through twice (total of 34 games): once just the two of us and a second time with two other people. While Season 2 is a sequel – story-wise – to Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 you don’t have to have […]

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New Arrivals – August 2017

We’re still seeing lots of new summer arrivals. Here’s a quick run-down of our new offerings that are in stock now and a few games we’re expecting later this month. Lovecraft Letter It’s the 1920s, and the world is in a state of confusion following WWI. You and your friends find yourselves amidst mysterious events. You are surrounded by strange […]

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New Arrivals – June 2017

Sooo many new games have arrived in the last few weeks! Plus, we signed on with a new distributor who carries games we’ve long wanted to stock – games not carried by our primary distributors – which added even more games to the new arrival list. Here’s a quick run-down of our new offerings. All are in stock now! I’ve […]

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La Granja: No Siesta! – The lighter, dicier cousin

La Granja: No Siesta! - The lighter, dicier cousin

When I initially saw La Granja: No Siesta! on Board Game Geek, I thought it looked interesting. I enjoy short, light games with hard decisions as much as I enjoy my longer, more involved Euro strategy games. Unfortunately, in this case, I was a little turned off it after watching Rahdo Run Through it. It didn’t appear there were that […]

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Railroad Revolution – Specialized workers lend layers of complexity

Railroad Revolution - Specialized workers lend layers of complexity

I happened to watch part of a Rahdo Runs Through Video on Railroad Revolution a little while back. What intrigued me about the game was how the various types of workers could affect actions. So, when I saw an open copy on Ward’s shelf at Atlanta Game Fest, I snagged it, read the rules and conned my husband and a […]

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Century: Spice Road – If you like Splendor, you’ll love this!

Century: Spice Road - If you like Splendor, you'll love this!

I learned seven new games at Atlanta Game Fest (AGF). Four of them made it on to my want-to-own list: Century: Spice Road, Great Western Trail, Railroad Revolution and La Granja: No Siesta! I also got to play Jet Set with part of an expansion I own and part of another expansion I don’t. Both provided some new ways to […]

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Great Western Trail – Kansas City here I come!

Great Western Trail - Kansas City here I come!

I may not ride a horse any more, but I was born a cowgirl, so I was very excited when our friends Robyn and Dave suggested Great Western Trail. I even got to play it twice at Atlanta Game Fest! Great Western Trail is a medium to heavyweight Euro game. It took about half an hour to set it up […]

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Vegas Showdown – A Classic Bidding Game of Casino Building

Vegas Showdown - A Classic Bidding Game of Casino Building

Since Tim’s birthday is this month, I let him pick a game for me to run through and review. He chose a classic oldie, but goodie and one of my favorite games that I’m always willing to play: Vegas Showdown. Vegas Showdown, designed by Henry Stern, is a bidding game of casino building. You and your fellow players are competing […]

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Grand Austria Hotel – A dice-selection Euro game.

Grand Austria Hotel - a dice-selection Euro game. Game review by Tina McDuffie, The Glass Meeple.

I’m a fan of dicey Euro games. That is, games in which dice rolls determine your options for action – my husband calls this dice selection – and there’s some means to modify the dice results – though it may cost a bit. My favorite dicey Euro game of all time is Castles of Burgundy, which I still have yet […]

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191 New Things in Pokémon Go. Did you catch ’em all?

191 New Things in Pokémon Go. Did you catch 'em all?

Niantic added 191 new things in Pokémon Go as part of their 2/16/17 update to the popular exer-game. Did you catch ‘me all? To help see if you missed anything, we’ve detailed all 191 here in one handy list. Don’t worry, most of them are in groups, so it won’t take too long to read. 1 – 80. Gen 2 […]

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