24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers – Part 2

24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers

Last week in 24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers – Part 1, I provided 8 short reviews of games and gaming accessories that would make great gaming stocking stuffers or make a great play list for the holiday season. This week, I continue the coverage with 8 more. However you utilize this list, I hope it will lead to lots of […]

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24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers – Part 1

24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers

Games are a great way to relax, have fun, and interact with friends, family and even acquaintances. They also make great presents, hostess gifts and even stocking stuffers – if they’re small and inexpensive enough. To assist you in your search for the perfect gaming stocking stuffers as well simple games you can play with anyone during the holiday season, […]

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An Advent of Christmas Gaming

Christmas Advent Gaming Challenge

It’s so easy during the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, decorating, and so forth to forget what’s it’s all for: spending precious time with our loved ones in celebration. I’ve never had an Advent calendar or anything like it, but when I ran across the Advent of Christmas Gaming Challenge on Board Game Geek I was immediately intrigued and […]

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Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival – The Sequel to Forbidden Island Provides New Mechanics and Challenges To Slake Your Thirst for Adventure

Forbidden Desert - The Sequel to Forbidden Island Provides New Mechanics and Challenges to Slake Your Thirst for Adventure

Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival is a cooperative family game from the designer of Forbidden Island. Forbidden Desert is sort of a sequel to Forbidden Island with the adventurers finding themselves stranded in the desert where a huge sand storm rages threatening to bury them alive or sweep them away, that is if they don’t die of thirst first. To […]

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6+ Games for Fun & Interactive Thanksgiving Gatherings & National Games Week

6+ Games for Fun & Interactive Thanksgiving Gatherings and National Games Week

It’s no accident that National Games Week, an annual event invented by Mark Simmons (former publisher of Games Quarterly magazine) to promote forms of socially interactive games, falls on Thanksgiving week. What better time to gather with friends and family, have fun, and share some laughs over a game than after you’ve finished off the pumpkin pie? So, in keeping […]

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Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark – A Thematic Euro Dice Game

Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark - A thematic Euro dice game

While I love my Euro-games, some of them feel like the theme was added as an afterthought. Not so with Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark cunningly designed by Cédrick Chaboussit, and beautifully illustrated by Vincent Dutrait. Discoveries, a gamers’ Euro worker-placement dice game, feels like the theme was the starting point and the mechanics were built around, and in support of, that concept. […]

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Dino Hunt Dice – A Kid-Friendly Push-Your-Luck Dice Game

Dino Hunt Dice – A Kid-Friendly Push-Your-Luck Dice Game

If you love Zombie Dice, but feel a little uncomfortable with the theme, especially for games with the wee ones, then you need to take a look at Dino Hunt Dice. Dino Hunt Dice features the same push-your-luck play as Zombie Dice, but with a more kid-friendly theme. Instead playing a zombie on the hunt for brains while trying to […]

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Pandemic Legacy – A Story Unfolds

Pandemic Legacy - A Story Unfolds

Pandemic Legacy, designed by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, hit game stores worldwide October 8, I received my copy October 9. I couldn’t wait to unwrap its mysteries and proceeded to open the box and examine and inventory its immediately visible contents – and read the rulebook. I say “immediately visible” because not all of the contents are meant to […]

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Pandemic Legacy January Session Report – Redacted (Spoilers Hidden)

*** SPOILER ALERT *** Many sections of this report have been redacted (placed in Spoiler boxes). Revealing redacted details may spoil some of the surprises in store for you in Pandemic Legacy Season 1. January 2015 For our first game of Pandemic Legacy, my husband Tim and I chose Scientist and Researcher hoping for some good card draws so we […]

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8 Zombie-Themed Games for Halloween

8 Zombie-Themed Games for Halloween

Every time we think zombies are dead, they rise back up and prove us wrong. Not only on television, where Fear the Walking Dead, the spin-off of the highly acclaimed television series The Walking Dead, debuted last month, but also in the board game arena. With The Walking Dead television show returning to our living rooms this weekend, I thought I’d take a […]

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Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game – Experience the Horror of a Zombie Apocalypse

Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game - Experience the Horror of a Zombie Apocalypse

With Halloween right around the corner and The Walking Dead scheduled to return to our living rooms Sunday, October 11, Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game shambled into my brain as a good choice for a review this month. Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game is a semi-cooperative board game of Zombies versus a bunch of B-movie Hero […]

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Marvel Dice Masters – collectible dice building game for two

In Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men and Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men you play a mastermind controlling a team of Marvel characters. Your goal is to use your team of superheroes and villains to take out your adversary, another mastermind team leader. Reduce his hit points to zero and you win! As in most deckbuilding games, each player starts with […]

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Carcassonne: South Seas – First Stop Around the World

Carcassonne: South Seas - First Stop Around the World

Carcassonne fans and newbies alike will love this stand-alone addition to the Carcassonne family of games. Carcassonne: South Seas features gorgeous artwork depicting an island paradise, new Islander meeples, and 60 wooden wares (bananas, shells and fish) in two sizes. As in the original Carcassonne, up to five players can build the landscape, tile by tile, placing meeples to claim features. […]

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Glass Road: Lighter Strategy Fare by Agricola’s Designer

Glass Road: Lighter Strategy Fare by Agricola's Designer

Glass Road, designed by Uwe Rosenberg (best known for Agricola and other worker-placement Euro strategy games), commemorates the 700-year-old tradition of glass-making. The Glass Road is a 150-mile path through the Bavarian Forest near the border to the Czech Republic, a remnant and reminder of the great days of glass production. In the game Glass Road, your job, should you […]

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Pandemic Legacy – Write Your Own Legacy in This Campaign-Style Cooperative Board Game

Pandemic: Legacy - Write Your Own Legacy in This Campaign-Style Cooperative Board Game

Pandemic Legacy, designed by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, is scheduled to hit game stores worldwide October 8. Each group of gamers that plays the game will write their own Pandemic Legacy as the game unfolds, campaign-style, in literally unique ways based on how each session ends. Because Pandemic, with the On The Brink Expansion, is my favorite cooperative game, I’ve been avidly […]

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