Tag: Stronghold Games

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”

Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

What happens when one of your favourite games gets a bit of a revamp where it’s faster and also uses some mechanisms from other games that you like? It’s not the same game streamlined, though. It’s an actually different game that uses some of… Continue Reading “Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition”

New To Me – September 2021

Another month and another “New to Me” games post. This is the 50th! It feels so good to finally be playing some new games. I’m trying to play some of the many games I bought during the worst of the pandemic (so this is… Continue Reading “New To Me – September 2021”

New To Me – August 2021

What’s this, out of the wild? Cue Marlin Perkins! Yes, it’s a “New to Me” games post! For the first time in a few months, I’ve actually played some new games, so I get to tell you about them! Yes, it’s been 4 months… Continue Reading “New To Me – August 2021”

Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #290-281

I such a timely guy, aren’t I? The first post in this series came out what seems like months ago (it was over a month ago, on February 15). What’s taken so long for the second post? Would you believe I fell asleep? All… Continue Reading “Boardgame Geek Top 300 – Play or Played – #290-281”

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Coming to Kickstarter

(Edit 2/16/21 – And it’s live! Lots of gameplay descriptions too. Check it out) The other shoe has finally dropped! A couple of weeks ago, I did a post about a “Terraforming Mars-esque” game that noted designer Geoff Engelstein teased on Twitter. And now… Continue Reading “Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Coming to Kickstarter”

Blog in Review – 2020

Welcome to 2021! 2020 was a very hard year, not just as a boardgamer but as a person in general. The arrival of COVID-19 and extreme measures taken to counteract it have really taken a toll on me and Dude Take Your Turn in… Continue Reading “Blog in Review – 2020”

Top 5 Games Played in 2020

Most years, I get to play at least 100 unique games, based on conventions and my Sunday game days. Sadly, due to COVID, that didn’t happen in 2020. My wife willingly played a bunch of games with me during our lockdown, so the fact… Continue Reading “Top 5 Games Played in 2020”

New Terraforming Mars-esque game from Stronghold Games?

Geoff Engelstein, one of my favourite game designers and people on Twitter (and also host of the Game-Tech segment on the Dice Tower podcast) was being mysterious the other day on Twitter. “Hate to vague tweet, but got to playtest and see the final… Continue Reading “New Terraforming Mars-esque game from Stronghold Games?”