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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Hats Off! New Pokémon make Pokémon Go feel like a whole new world!

Hats Off! New Pokemon make Pokemon Go feel like a whole new world!

Yesterday morning I was feeling really bored by Pokémon Go. It’d been so long since I caught any new Pokémon, I was thinking of giving up the hunt. By late afternoon, however, everything changed when Niantic rocked the Pokémon Go world with a megaton update. It feels like a whole new world. The 1.27.2 update for Apple, 0.57.2 for Android, includes oodles […]

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Acquire 2016 – A 3D Plastic Reprint of the Classic Stock Market Game

Acquire 2016 - A 3D Plastic Reprint of the Classic Stock Market Game

I still remember the day my husband came into the house breathless with excitement. He’d found a pristine copy of the highly-rated and valued 1999 Avalon Hill version of Acquire at our local thrift store. He says he got tunnel vision, his heart was beating so hard with excitement when he found it, that all he could do was carry […]

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Robo Rally Reboot – The classic programmed-movement robot-racing game gets an update.

Robo Rally Reboot - The Classic Programmed-Movement Robot-Racing Game Gets an Update!

My first experience with Robo Rally was at a gaming invitational in Raleigh, NC. Lori, a long-time Robo Rally enthusiast and aficionado introduced me to the chaotic, programmed movement game of racing robots to successive numbered flags on a factory floor filled with movement-altering and damage-dealing obstacles that you must successfully navigate if you want to win the race. Whew! Say […]

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Games of Auld Lang Syne: 7 classic games that never grow old

Games Of Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should auld acquaintance be forgot and games of auld lang syne. It’s so easy to focus solely on the latest releases when choosing games to review, that I thought I’d change things up a bit and reflect on some of my favorite games of auld lang syne. I have so […]

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New & Upcoming Games – December 2016

November saw the arrival of lots of cool games and expansions, including: Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails which expands the Ticket to Ride ‘verse to The World, adding sailing ships to the mix to get over the ocean and across The Great Lakes; Dragon Rapid Fire: The Fire Crystals – perfect for kids; an expansion for the two-player game […]

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Advent Christmas Gaming Challenge 2016

It’s so easy during the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, decorating, and so forth to forget what it’s all for: spending precious time with our loved ones in celebration. To help get you more focused on love and laughter amidst all the chaos, try this Advent Christmas Gaming Challenge. Last year I participated in the Advent of Christmas Gaming […]

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3 Games Perfect for a Relaxing Thanksgiving

3 Games Perfect for a Relaxing Thanksgiving

After I get the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving, I like to kick back and relax, visit with my family and friends, play games and otherwise have a good time. Unfortunately not all of my family and friends are as much into games as I am. These three games, however, have proven excellent for both gamers and non-gamers alike. […]

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