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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Qwixx – Oops! Rules correction.

Oops! Turns out I’ve been teaching Qwixx wrong! During our TableTop Day celebration, I was playing and teaching Qwixx with Michael Litzinger and a few other folks, when Michael said that the active player could use the white dice, too. What? I thought the rules said your opponents could use the white dice if desired, but the active player must […]

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6 Games for Easter Baskets

6 Games For Easter Baskets

Hear comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. Hippity hop, hippity hop. Easter’s on its way! Yep, Easter’s just around the corner. So I thought I’d put together an Easter basket of games to help the spry Easter bunny prepare for his rounds. 1. Karottenklau (Carrot Pinching) It’s got a cute bunny and carrot tokens and it’s cooperative so […]

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It Takes Two: 7 Games We Love to Play as a Couple

It Takes Two! 7 Games We Love to Play as a Couple

Tim (my husband) and I have been playing games together since we met. It’s how we met, actually in February 1987. We’ve been together ever since: living proof that the couple who plays together stays together. With February being the month for lovers, I’ve put together a list of our favorite games to play together – just us two. Not […]

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24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers – Part 3

24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers

Over the last two weeks in 24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers – Part 1 & Part 2, I provided 16 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 conclude the coverage with the final 8. Whether you use this as […]

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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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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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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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Atlanta Game Fest 25: Day 3

Day 3 of Atlanta Game Fest 25 saw me playing some old favorites that I usually only get to play at AGF, as well as, learning a few new games. Old: Expedition and Circus Flochati. New: La Isla, another new Stefan Feld title; Planes; and Pandemic: The Cure. I also got in a second play of Istanbul, this time teaching […]

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Atlanta Game Fest 25: Day 2

I woke up feeling poorly on Friday, Day 2 of Atlanta Game Fest, so went back to bed and didn’t make it down to the game rooms until after 1 p.m. I only learned two new games on Day 2: Cubist and Istanbul – probably my favorite of the convention, though Alchemists is a close second. But I’m getting ahead of […]

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Atlanta Game Fest 25: Day 1

I learned and played a lot of new games at Atlanta Game Fest 25. Day 1, Thursday, began with me teaching a few: Viticulture with a few of Tuscany: Tier 1 expansions, Sushi Go, and Abyss. Then the tables turned and I learned: Roll for the Galaxy, Red7, and Stefan Feld’s latest game, AquaSphere. Following are my first impressions. Roll for […]

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Atlanta Game Fest 25: Day 0

So, Tim and I are attending Atlanta Game Fest (AGF). The 4-day weekend of almost 24-hour gaming doesn’t actually begin until Thursday. We arrived Wednesday evening. We got an invite to the Games Well Played Meetup. So after checking into our room, we headed over to a local Moe’s to check it out. It solved two dilemmas: what to eat […]

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An Introduction to The Glass Meeple

The Glass Meeple logo

An Introduction to The Glass Meeple In April 2013, I began writing monthly game reviews for Here Be Books & Games‘ monthly newsletter. (I write all the other content for it, too.) I’d written a few game reviews here and there before, but not on a regular basis. The newsletter got me on a schedule of writing one to three each […]

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