Category: Opinion

Async App Plays and Recording Boardgame Stats

Longtime readers of this blog know that I am an avid recorder of my boardgame play stats, using the wonderful Boardgame Stats app. I also love playing boardgame apps or boardgames online asynchronously. A few months ago, I got into a little discussion with… Continue Reading “Async App Plays and Recording Boardgame Stats”

Imbalanced Boardgames – What’s Wrong With These People?

Yesterday, in the midst of watching my blog views go to new heights because of a small bit of Terraforming Mars news, I saw this tweet from Robin David on Twitter: Cold blooded! pic.twitter.com/hAZLBeEjfd — Robin David (@robinwriting) May 27, 2020 This tweet highlighted comments… Continue Reading “Imbalanced Boardgames – What’s Wrong With These People?”

Dice Tower West – Positives & Negatives

I just recently returned from my first “big” con experience, and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about it. Yes, I’ve gone to SHUX (which is kinda big here in Vancouver), but that didn’t involve travel at all. I’ve also attended some… Continue Reading “Dice Tower West – Positives & Negatives”

Asmodee North America New Parts Replacement Policy

Let’s say you buy a game from somewhere. Anywhere, really. A friendly local game store, or Amazon, or even from a friend. Then you open up the game and…oh my, there’s a piece missing! Or malformed! Or it broke when you tried to punch… Continue Reading “Asmodee North America New Parts Replacement Policy”

AEG Adjusts its Views on Expansions

I saw an interesting post on the Smash Up Facebook group the other day. It was a link to a post on the AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group) blog by CEO John Zinser regarding their policy on expansions in 2020 and beyond. Last year, AEG made… Continue Reading “AEG Adjusts its Views on Expansions”

Friday Night Shots – Negativity in Response to Reviews

Welcome to the first in what may be a series (or at least a semi-series) of Friday night posts that are at least partially inspired by Canadian Club whiskey (that we tend to drink on Friday nights). Tonight’s topic is the idea of negativity… Continue Reading “Friday Night Shots – Negativity in Response to Reviews”

Why I Won’t be Buying Mobile Terraforming Mars

(Edit 3/28/20): I probably should have said that I did go ahead and buy the game a month or so ago. A little bit of peer pressure (a bunch of my friends wanted to play it) and a little bit of “Asmodee seems to… Continue Reading “Why I Won’t be Buying Mobile Terraforming Mars”

Deciding on Buying a Game – Crystal Palace

One of the things about us gamers are that, yes I know it may sound strange to you, we all like to buy games. Some much more than others!  But even those who are successful in curbing their game buying (or acquiring them in… Continue Reading “Deciding on Buying a Game – Crystal Palace”

Birthday Post – 4 Games I’m Looking Forward To

It’s my birthday! Yes, I’m turning the big 49 today, and in celebration, I’m going to tell you the 49 games I’m really anticipating over the next few months. Ok, no. I’m not that much of a masochist. Instead, the number 4 is part… Continue Reading “Birthday Post – 4 Games I’m Looking Forward To”

Preview Playthroughs Harming a Game?

Ok, it’s Friday night and I’ve had a bit to drink, so I thought I would opine on something that I’ve seen over the last couple of days (hopefully in a non-offensive manner). I watched the Dice Tower “Testing Tuesday” playthrough of Abomination: The Heir… Continue Reading “Preview Playthroughs Harming a Game?”