Tag: Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

OrcaCon 2023 Retrospective

OrcaCon is a convention held in Bellevue, Washington in January every year. Sadly, I wasn’t able to go last year and the two years before that…well, something happened. I’m not really sure what. I went to my first OrcaCon in January 2020 and then… Continue Reading “OrcaCon 2023 Retrospective”

Top 10 Games Played in 2022 – #10-6

(Edit – Now check out the Top 5!) It’s been a while since I’ve done a true Top 10 list. Last year’s Top 10 was rolled into my Top 25 Games Played of All Time. I didn’t play enough in 2020 to do a… Continue Reading “Top 10 Games Played in 2022 – #10-6”

Blog in Review – 2022

It’s the new year and welcome to 2023! As has been my tradition for the past 3 years, here is my annual post about the year that was, 2022 in this case. Unlike last year, where I talked about how 2021 really should be… Continue Reading “Blog in Review – 2022”

Stronghold Games Announces 3 Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Expansions

(Edit 4/29/22) – The Late Pledge Manager is open. If you missed it, go to the Kickstarter page and back it now! (Edit 3/22/22) – It’s live! Go back this now. Doesn’t look like you can buy any of the expansions individually I was… Continue Reading “Stronghold Games Announces 3 Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition Expansions”

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)”

Blog in Review – 2021

As much as 2020 sucked for long periods of time (mainly due to COVID and the lockdowns/health issues that dominated the world), 2021 was predicted to be a year where things would start looking up. Vaccines for COVID were becoming available and people could… Continue Reading “Blog in Review – 2021”

Review – Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

(Edit: This game is on my Top 25 games played of all time!) 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… 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”

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”