Friday, June 8, 2018

Solo Gaming Goals: Making a Win Feel Like a Win

When you win a board game against other live players, you get that exhilaration - that RUSH - that you bested your friends in the same game, using your own unique strategy. Somehow, you tactfully (or luckily) accumulated enough points in however so many goals to exceed everyone else, making you the clear victor as you jump up and down with both fists in the air. Everyone else huddles over the board, wondering where everything went wrong or sideways for themselves as you happily log your victory in your stats app, admiring the list of other players' names that are not marked with a win.

When you win a board game against the game, you get a sigh. That's it.

Friday, June 1, 2018

A WIP - WIPping Back Into Shape

I said WIPping, not WHIPPING. But now I want strawberries...

Excluding this very paragraph, I don't want to write anything here talking about "oh I've been busy with life to blog about board games" or the like. It's a waste of space, pointless to elaborate on, and is all a colorful excuse to sum up a long hiatus. Personally, I've grown weary of writing them, so let's move cracking the WIP three times!

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?