Monday, June 5, 2017

O Canada!



Hello friends,

I am here to thank you for all the support you have given me on this blog. When I started this blog in 2016 I had no idea it would lead to anything. I was just a fan of board games and hoped it would gain a little quality time with my friends and family (and mostly my son). As it turns out this blog became an opportunity. I am taking my talents to south beach Ottawa. More specifically I have  join the team at TO DIE FOR GAMES. They have welcomed more with open arms and I am grateful for the opportunity. I am going to focus 100% on my work with them as social media manager, but that would put this blog on hiatus. I might post here in there but I will be posting weekly on TDFG. Thanks you so much for following my progress as I have tried to find my way.

Monday, May 29, 2017

5/29/2017 - Review - Cubist (2014)




I am a big fan of art, and a big fan of dice. So naturally CUBIST was bound to come into my collection at some point. So hay let's (try) to build a gallery!





Monday, May 15, 2017

5-15-2017 - Review - FUSE - Renegade Game Studios



 I have read a lot of positive reviews for the game FUSE, and moreover people talked about using the free timer app. I am not opposed to app based things for board games but i had yet to find a game that integrated the app in such a way that it enhanced the game play. A dicey co-op huh? Well today i got to see if that streak would be broken.

Monday, May 8, 2017

5-8-2017 - Review - Discount Salmon (2013)





Try as i might i can not beat my son at speed games. I have been sitting on this one for a little while and when we were looking for something quick to play he said "how about this one." Ok young padawan, today is the day i beat you at a speed game. Let's do this.


Monday, May 1, 2017

5-1-2017 - Review - Parade (2007)


“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 


Monday, April 24, 2017

4-24-2017 - An interview with Jason Miceli of Geek Fever Games!


While looking around on The Game Crafter i stumbled upon a game that was a finalist in one of the contests called trick legacy. It really intrigued me as something me and Tyler would play. This lead me to the website for Geek Fever Games! I asked Jason Miceli if he had some time to talk about that game and another game that right now is just crushing it on kickstarter of theirs called Dead Man's Doubloon. He graciously obliged.

Monday, April 17, 2017

REPOST - From Poland.... With Miłość





 


 
Happy Śmigus-dyngus. In celebration of Dyngus Day I decided to re-post my story about the game Kolejka. Also if you are so inclined you can check out our review of Taste of Poland. Have a great week everyone.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4-9-2017 - Champions of the Galaxy (1986) - Review



 When i was a teenager i was obsessed with wrestling. I use to get all the magazines and watch anything that was on TV. In the back of those magazine was an add to buy a game called "Champions of the Galaxy." A rpgish futuristic take on wrestling. Well over 20 years later this game is still alive and kicking so me and Ty gave it a try for old times sake.

Monday, April 3, 2017

4-3-2017 - Qwirkle (2006) - Review





Ever since we saw this game on tabletop we have gone back and forth on if we should buy it or if it is gong to get played or not. I was able to pick up a copy at a local thrift shop.... and it sat on the shelf.... for a long long time....until (echo effect) now now now.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

2-17-2017 - Grimslingers: Duels (2016) - Review



So do you like westerns? Do you like Sci-Fi? Do you like games about Sci-Fi Westerns? Your not sure? Yeah neither was i so i decided to pick up Grimslingers: Duels and see what it was all about. I mean i love Firefly and that's a sci-fi western right? So saddle up partner....Cyborg? Cyborg Partner?

Art By: Allison Schroeder



Monday, March 20, 2017

3-20-17 - World Monuments (2016) Queen Games - Review


If you tell me that you have a game made by Queen Games you want me to play, i'm in. The components are always great quality so i am always willing to give their games a shot. Recently during an amazon sale i was able to grab a copy and check it out with Tyler.


Monday, March 13, 2017

3/13/17 - eBay Electronic Talking Auction Game (2001) - Review



Me and my oldest daughter use to play this game a long time ago (she is in her 20's now so you can debate if she is still a kid) and we enjoyed it. The 3 of us decided to break this out and see if it still holds up.


Monday, March 6, 2017

3/6/17 Review - King Me! aka King Up! (2004)






Every year on board game geek i participate in the thrifty Santa exchange. A lot of thrifters get together and have a secret Santa exchange of board games. Every year, without fail, one game surprises me from this batch, this year it was KING ME!


Monday, February 27, 2017

2/27/17 - Interview with Mandi Hutchinson aka boardgamerpinup






In the instagramverse (yeah i just made that up) I made friends with Mandi Hutchinson. She was always generous with her time when i started my blog. You may know her from To Die For Games on youtube, but did you also know she's a makeup artist? Once again she was generous with her time, but this time the topic was her.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Review - King & Assassins (2013)



I have been trying to get my hands on a copy of this game for quite some time, The idea of either being a hated king walking through town or killing a hated king i thought was an interesting theme for a game. Naturally when we restarted the blog, this was first on my list to review.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Return





Hello,
Thank you for all the support last year. The blog will be returning Monday 2/13/07. New reviews and articles will be posted on Mondays from here on it.


Jim & Tyler