Tag: Shem Phillips

Review – Viscounts of the West Kingdom

Anybody who follows this blog even a little bit knows that I am a big Shem Phillips/Sam MacDonald fan. I was first introduced to Shem with Raiders of the North Sea (a game that has fallen a bit in my estimation but I still… Continue Reading “Review – Viscounts of the West Kingdom”

My August 2022 Gaming

August turned out to be a good month for gaming after a smaller July. Not only 30 plays of 22 games, but 11 new to me ones! That means (Gulp!) the “New to Me” post is going to be a bit late this month.… Continue Reading “My August 2022 Gaming”

Expansion Review – Architects of the West Kingdom – Works of Wonder

Architects of the West Kingdom has a well-deserved place in my Top 5 games of all time. It is an amazing worker placement game with cool mechanics that keeps me coming back for more. It was published back in 2018 by Garphill Games and… Continue Reading “Expansion Review – Architects of the West Kingdom – Works of Wonder”

Expansion Review – Architects of the West Kingdom – Age of Artisans

It’s no secret how much I love Architects of the West Kingdom. Even with my top 4 games being GMT Games, Architects still managed to get into the Top 5 games played of all time for 2022. With the Works of Wonder expansion just… Continue Reading “Expansion Review – Architects of the West Kingdom – Age of Artisans”

Wayfarers of the South Tigris – 5 Days to go for the Kickstarter!

I admit it. I’m a Garphill Games fanboy. I love almost everything they’ve produced (though I’m not a rabid one, as there are a few of their games that I’m not interested in, and I am not a big fan of Explorers of the… Continue Reading “Wayfarers of the South Tigris – 5 Days to go for the Kickstarter!”

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (#5-1)

Wow. I was not expecting to take a 2-week break from the blog. I’m learning to listen to my heart and brain and just take breaks when I need to, and this last two weeks, I just haven’t felt like blogging. Whenever I thought… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (#5-1)”

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (#10-6)

We’re almost to the end of my Top 25 games played of all time, 2022 edition, and there may have been a few surprises. I know there have been some new games, and some games have fallen drastically from their 2019 ranking. I feel… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (#10-6)”

Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)

With the close of the year 2021, I have actually played 422 games since I really started playing boardgames in 2012. Since my “Top 25 Games Played of All Time” series in 2019 was predicated on my having played almost 300 games, I thought… Continue Reading “Top 25 Games Played of All Time – 2022 Edition (25-21)”

New to Me – December 2021

It’s the end of the year 2021 (or it was when I played these games, anyway). Having been able to go to game days again since August 2021, it was nice to have a bunch of new to me games to play each month!… Continue Reading “New to Me – December 2021”

Viscounts of the West Kingdom expansion on Kickstarter January 11, 2022

(Edit 1/11/22: The Kickstarter is now live!) Having just played Viscounts of the West Kingdom for the first time yesterday (after having it for over a year but then COVID lockdown hit), I was very excited to see this on Twitter yesterday. Woo! I… Continue Reading “Viscounts of the West Kingdom expansion on Kickstarter January 11, 2022”