Category: Opinion

The Completionist Mindset

I was just going to do one post today, but something that I saw last night made me wonder. And making me wonder is a really dangerous thing sometimes. On Boardgame Geek in the¬†Smash Up forum, there’s a thread called “Play mat unavailable?” In… Continue Reading “The Completionist Mindset”

Flashpoint South China Sea – Let’s Get This Produced!

Just a quick post is all I have time for on this sunny Monday. Lately I have been on a bit of a GMT Games kick, mainly starting with Time of Crisis. It’s not so much the wargames or the COIN games, because I… Continue Reading “Flashpoint South China Sea – Let’s Get This Produced!”

One Year Blogging & Many People Met

Today is the one-year anniversary of my first post here at Dude, Take Your Turn. It’s been really fulfilling talking about one of my biggest (not involving people) loves: board games. Bringing content to you and meeting some really awesome people. I’m proud of… Continue Reading “One Year Blogging & Many People Met”

Is a Catch-Up Mechanism Required?

On Sunday, I was playing a game of Terraforming Mars (which I won!) and the scores were a bit spread out. I won with 73 points, and the last place player had 53 points. That player had been lagging behind most of the game,… Continue Reading “Is a Catch-Up Mechanism Required?”

How to Succeed at Boardgames…and Life

Boardgaming is a social activity. Whether you do it with friends or you do it with people you’ve just met, you are interacting with one or more people in an attempt to have fun and enjoy yourself. Like anything in life, there are rules… Continue Reading “How to Succeed at Boardgames…and Life”

Oh no! There are women on the Dice Tower!

Batten down the hatches! Get ready to repel boarders! Long-time readers of this blog know that I’m a big fan of the Dice Tower. Back in April 2017, they reached the 500th episode of their podcast and in celebration, changes were made. At first,… Continue Reading “Oh no! There are women on the Dice Tower!”

Hating on HATE

(Editor’s Note: A previous version of this post said that¬†HATE was designed by Eric Lang. Actually, the Kickstarter page says this: “Created by the same design team who brought you the Zombicide series, under the supervision of Eric Lang…”. I regret the error and… Continue Reading “Hating on HATE”

Boardgamers & Free Shipping – A Question

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and we all know what that means. Yes, yes, lots of turkey and family gatherings, and maybe some board games with said family (except Uncle Joe, who always seems to cheat). But I’m not talking about the… Continue Reading “Boardgamers & Free Shipping – A Question”

Lest We Forget

On this Remembrance Day, we remember those who have fallen in battle throughout the years in order to safeguard our freedoms. I’ve been lucky enough not to lose any family members or friends to war, but I am forever grateful not only to those… Continue Reading “Lest We Forget”

Should We Be Playing at War?

For my 100th post here on Dude, Take Your Turn, I wanted to do something a little different than what I’ve done previously. Tackle a bigger subject. As I was thinking about what that might be, a couple of things happened. First, as some… Continue Reading “Should We Be Playing at War?”