Reuse – Don’t Recycle Punched Game Boards

I don’t remember where I learned this, or I would give that person / website / video credit. All I know is once I saw it I thought to myself, “That’s brilliant!” And I’ve done it ever since.

Earlier today I opened my copy of Dead of Winter: The Long Night. I’ll have a full un-boxing post coming up soon, but I wanted to write a quick post that talks about what to do with those empty token boards once you’ve punched everything out. One option is to toss them in the trash (or hopefully recycle them, if your neighborhood offers that option). I’m going to suggest something different: put them back in the box! Continue reading “Reuse – Don’t Recycle Punched Game Boards”

Game Review: X-Wing Miniatures Game

X-Wing Miniatures Game
X-Wing Miniatures Game
Ah, Star Wars. I was in high school when the first movie (strangely titled “Episode IV”) came out. Back then if you wanted to see a movie, you went to see it! There was none of this newfangled streaming over your phone…heck, we didn’t even have smartphones! And we liked it!

Anyway, that was then, this is now. Now we have little tiny X-Wings and TIE Fighters and a Millennium Falcon that we can push around on a tabletop and make “pew-pew-pew” sounds until somebody blows up.

And somebody always blows up. Continue reading “Game Review: X-Wing Miniatures Game”

Game Review: Tsuro

Title: Tsuro
Players: 2-8
Play Time: 15′
Designer: Tom McMurchie
Publisher: Calliope Games

This is one of many games I purchased after watching it being played on the TableTop channel on YouTube. It supports from 2-8 players, the rules can be explained in less than five minutes, and it plays in less than 15. Continue reading “Game Review: Tsuro”

Game Day Lunch: Shadows over Camelot

Shadows Over Camelot Box Cover
Shadows Over Camelot
For the past few months we have had a group of folks from work get together over a long lunch to play board games. We only schedule the sessions once a month so our bosses don’t get mad. Maybe we should just invite our bosses to play. 😉 At home we play a lot of four-person games. We don’t have enough regular players to get more complex games to the table that often. At work we frequently have five or more players which opens up our options. Previously we’ve played Mysterium, Codenames and Dead of Winter but for today I picked Shadows Over Camelot. Continue reading “Game Day Lunch: Shadows over Camelot”