Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Board Game New Year Resolutions. HAPPY NEW CHAIR!


It’s 2018, and it’s been a while since I tried to revisit any form of New Years resolutions in the blog, not since I disavowed making them years ago and jokingly making the ONLY resolution that year to NEVER make another New Years Resolution. Past me was hi-LAR-ious.

But time went by, and things have happened, and I think there are some manageable ways to craft these resolutions instead of the impulse-charged lose-weight-blog-more ones I’ve done in the past. And while yes, I’m writing this at the dawn of the new year, things like this really shouldn’t warrant a complete rotation around the sun for me to initiate (I’d sooner start late April, if I’m honest), but others are feeling it, so might as well join in the “festivities.” Let’s start, shall we?

Friday, November 10, 2017

What's Your Reset Game?


Lately, I've been in a rut for playing board games, even just solo. For anything. Some games I've only played a handful of times, so I know I'd have to re-learn the rules a bit. Others, I knew how to play, but just didn't really feel like it at the time. And then I wondered to myself, "If I had to restart my vigor for the hobby, what would my reset game be?" And then I found out it was probably the same game that gotten me INTO the hobby - the original Pandemic, a game I've talked about profusely on this site.

Monday, November 6, 2017

I'm a Board Game Bear


It's starting to get to me again: the lack of board games being played, no time to play them or with others. And while I've come to terms with this arrangement, justifying that personal life tops all else, I still feel there's possibly another reason for this dry spell. I may be grasping at straws here, but hear me out: what if my body's self-preserving my hobby by reducing its intake?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Board Game That Took 5 Years to Acquire


In my infantile board game years way back in 2012, I had just discovered Shut Up & Sit Down, a British board game review site that created episodic content reviewing interesting board games. Upon finally catching up to their series of episodes, I came across episode 3 from season 2, where roughly at the 17-minute mark, Paul and Quinns scale a seemingly-endless spiral staircase reviewing The Isle of Doctor Necreaux.

Friday, August 11, 2017