|Our first game of Legacy: Gears|
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Lately, as I've been compiling notes each week for the Kickstarter report on the Dice Tower News podcast, I've come to notice an evident seasonal pattern: fewer boardgame projects tend to fund on Kickstarter this time of year. In recent weeks, the number of projects likely to fund has been particularly low. Do longer-term statistics bear out my recent observations?
Friday, December 12, 2014
A couple of years ago, I looked over my game collection and sighed at the number of games that hadn't seen the attention they deserved. I wrote a post listing games that I wanted to spend more time on, even as I realized that as long as leisure time is limited and the game collection is big, there will always be neglected games on my shelves. It's a topic worth revisiting from time to time - both because it's interesting to see how the list has changed (and how it hasn't) and because it's helpful to look at the collection with fresh eyes and think about resurrecting a few titles that might bear dusting off and playing again.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
I was listening to The Geek All-stars Episode 87, in which Dan Patriss and his band of merry geeks list their Top 11 Stefan Feld designs, and someone mentioned in passing that a few of these well-regarded games are relatively unknown by game hobby newcomers because they have been out of print for some time. That got me to thinking about how many excellent games are difficult or impossible to obtain because no publisher is printing them. Hence the inspiration for today's post - a survey of the most highly-rated out-of-print games on boardgamegeek.com.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Quite some time ago, Chris Norwood posted a list of his top ten games that he plays with his wife. That list in turn was inspired by The Dice Tower podcast Episode 189, in which Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer shared their own top ten games that they play with their wives. Those lists are both several years old, but the topic is timeless, so I thought I'd confer with my wife Kathy so that we could compile our own list.