Thursday, May 18, 2017

Boardgaming Apps Coming 'Round the Bend

Boardgame Apps are now nearly as frequent as the physical copies, with their digital boxes adorning our phone spaces. For some, these apps are a cheaper alternative to acquiring the physical copy, allowing for faster setup and learning on-the-go. For others, the app is complimentary to their existing physical copy, and, at times, totally eclipses physical play altogether.

Recently, however, I've felt a new effect - actually wanting to get or play the physical game.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

And...My Most Played Game of 2016 is...

[We now return you to the re-broadcast of the 2016 Willie Awards already in progress.]

*Dramatic drumroll*


*Surprise applause*

Since they're out at this time, I'd like to accept this award and say a few words on behalf of this game.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Challenge to Play Games, or A Challenge FOR Games?

I've earnestly tried to focus my board gaming towards completing my solo challenges before the year's end. Sure, there are other games I play that are not on my list, but overall I want to steer towards the plays that will count. But as I get the plays in, I'd sometimes throw in a couple more on the same night, just for quantity's sake. And the reception's been...lukewarm?

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 Challenges - First Third of the Year Progress

A third of 2017 has already zoomed past, and it's been more than 120 days since I started those two challenges for myself - the 10x10 Solo Dice Chuckers and 10x1 Solo Heavy Games! Where do I stand in both?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Challenging the 10x10 Challenge in 2017

Until recently, I've dismissed the 10x10 Challenge. It was hard enough for me to gather people to play a game, let alone play it 10 times within the year. But I looked at it all wrong. If 2016 was any indicator, I clearly played a lot more solo games. So, it'd make more sense to make a solo 10x10 Challenge for myself. HECK, WHY NOT MAKE TWO?? Well, not exactly...but thanks to the BGStats App (they did NOT pay me to say this), issuing a challenge or two is as simple as tapping a screeWHOA I DIDN'T MEAN TO LAUNCH THAT STOP STOP THIS NO-