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Interview with Pat Long – Changed Stars Kickstarter

When you meet with someone who is truly passionate about their project, their exuberance is contagious. Thus was my meeting with Patrice “Pat” Long, illustrator and co-system/lore creator of the Kickstarter project Changed Stars. Although I’ve bounced into a few of their streams about the game and had read about it a bit, I was […]

Forbidden Island Review and Gameplay

Forbidden Island has been around for awhile–long enough that I kind of forgot that it was a game I could review! There have been iterations since, but Forbidden Island remains my favourite of the GameWright cooperative “we’re all going to live or die together” games suited for children. Today, my students pulled it out to […]

Game Review: MonsDRAWsity!

I’m always on the lookout for new games to play with my students that will stretch their minds. Today’s fun board game was MonsDRAWsity by Deep Water Games, created by Eric Slauson. I ordered it on Amazon on sale, and think the on sale price point is probably the right one for this game, given […]

Friday Funday: Board Games in the Classroom

I teach special education, exceptional children, kids who have differences, differently abled kids–whatever you want to call it, that’s what I do. The kiddos I teach are amazing human beings. They struggle every day with things that others find easy, but, in so many important ways, they bring so much more to the table than […]

Introducing Kids to RPGs

When most of the role-playing community think about the player base, they usually think of teenagers and upwards. The argument is typically that there is adult content in many of the books and that younger children will not be able to follow the often complex rules. However, children are literally made to play pretend.  When […]

No Thank You Evil – Introducing Kids to RPGs

One question I see asked constantly on both parenting boards and on gaming boards is “what game can I use to introduce my children to role-playing games safely?” For me, the obvious answer was “Dungeons and Dragons” because I am a long time DM and did not have any qualms about creating a campaign specifically […]

Arkham Horror 2e Review and Gameplay

It was the waning moments of the year 1920, and a young man known as H.P. Lovecraft struck his pen to paper in what, unbeknownst to him, was to become a pivotal action for the future of board gaming. The Picture in the House, the first mention of Arkham proper, provided the precursor to many […]

Iwari: Explore and expand in the new continent [Review]

By Stephan Sonny Iwari is a fictional universe created solely for this game. Here, humanity was still in its infancy. They founded their tribes and started exploring uncharted terrains. While doing so, they also encountered other tribe members. Anyway, for those who don’t know, the game got funded through Kickstarter. Will this game get on our […]

Top 4 Marketing Lessons From Successful Board Game Kickstarters

As host of the Board Game Marketing Podcast, I’m fortunate to get to speak with many different creators on how they successfully marketed for and ran their campaigns.  Through our conversations, I’ve learned a tremendous amount of what actually worked to market a game, and what ended up being unsuccessful strategies for a launch. Here […]

Untamed: Feral Factions, a potential great CCG [Review]

by Stephan Sonny The vast world of Collectible Card Games (CCG) has always been enticing new fans either by its innovation on the mechanic or even only through thematic appeal. Untamed: Feral Factions (for the sake of space, we will shorten it as Untamed from now on) is the latest game in this domain published by Grumpy […]

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