Tag: Rio Grande Games

New to Me – October 2022

October started out really kind of warm and ended really cold and rainy. Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! But it was a good month for gaming. I already told you about the month in general, though, so let’s stick to the stuff that you… Continue Reading “New to Me – October 2022”

SHUX 2022 Retrospective

Last weekend, for the first time in almost three years, I actually went to a game convention. COVID really did put a damper on things. SHUX is the Shut Up & Sit Down gaming convention held at the Convention Centre in my home town… Continue Reading “SHUX 2022 Retrospective”

Review – Jump Drive

Are you in need of a really cool, super-fast game that can be played almost between ordering your food and it actually arriving? Have I got the game for you! Jump Drive is like a combination of designer Tom Lehmann’s Race for the Galaxy… Continue Reading “Review – Jump Drive”

New to Me – November 2021

Welcome to November’s “New to Me” post! You may notice something odd about November. No, it’s not that I had way too much Thanksgiving turkey (THANKSGIVING’S IN OCTOBER, YOU NON-CANADIANS!). It’s that three of the seven entries on this list are from Alderac Entertainment… Continue Reading “New to Me – November 2021”

Friday Night Shots – Score Sheets for Games

Welcome to the first of what could be a series of posts, or might just be a one-shot. Basically, it’s Friday night, I’ve had a couple of drinks, and maybe it’s time to visit a pressing issue in the boardgame industry. Or maybe I… Continue Reading “Friday Night Shots – Score Sheets for Games”

Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #210-201

Can it really be? Yes, this is the last post in the BGG Top 300 series, first begun back in February. It’s been a long, hard year with COVID being alternately defeated and then making a rebound and forcing people to still try and… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #210-201”

App Review – Concordia by Acram Digital

“Trading in the Mediterranean” has become a bit of a cliche. But look at designer Mac Gerdts breaking that cliche and making it interesting again! The boardgame version of Concordia, designed by Gerdts with artwork by Marina Fahrenbach, Mac Gerdts and Dominik Mayer, came out in… Continue Reading “App Review – Concordia by Acram Digital”

Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #230-221

It was a close one this week. Yes, I almost didn’t get this post done so that it would post this week at all. That would break my streak and we know that we can’t have that. But here it is! We’re three episodes… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #230-221”

Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #240 – 231

Three weeks. Yes, that’s three weeks. Three weeks in a row where I’ve done an entry for the Top 300 games on BGG! Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? I know, right? I don’t believe it either! Anyway, this is the… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #240 – 231”

Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #250 – 241

What? Two editions of this list in two weeks? Could Dave be back? I wouldn’t count on it, but this is a welcome thing to see! My editor is very happy (Editor: Yeah, so happy I could almost not speak in a monotone) It’s… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #250 – 241”