Category: Game Life

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Where are we going?

It’s been a long time since I posted. Gaming during a pandemic is impossible at least with those outside my normal gaming circles which is my own family or as solo sessions. And lately,...

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History and Games

Learning U.S. history through board games! Yes!!  Now remember, this is not just limited to the United States. There are plenty of games that focus on other events and situations across the globe. Read...

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Best Two Player Games

Cosmopolitan published an article in September 2019 with their best two person board games for date night. Some of their choices were fine in my book while others were downright odd. That being said, I have some opinions about the games they chose and offer some alternatives in some cases as well as some additional games to check out for you and your partner to play on date night, or with a friend, or one of your children.

Many multi-player board and card games out there may play fantastic for three, four or more players, but when scaled down to two, they may not work very well or may even play differently with a separate case of rules to accommodate the lower player count. Therefore, I did my best to choose those that are solid two player games.

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Say what Cosmo?

An interesting article from Cosmo on best two player games. There are some bad ones in here, IMHO, and I take issue with a couple. Soon, I will have to post my own top...

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Parks

I played this solo a few times over the weekend and I really enjoyed it!   The components are top notch and the insert is one of the best I have ever seen. A...

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Playing Solo

[ This post originally appeared as an article in Game Nite Magazine #6. ] Playing Solo Sounds Dirty, Doesn’t It? Is solo gaming an important part of the gaming industry? Great question. Depends who...

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What I learned in 2017

As the year comes to an end we look back on the preceding 12 months and determine what went well and what didn’t. What was good about it and inevitably what was bad. Here...

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Year Long Challenges

I’ve been tracking my plays throughout the year on BGG. Some are solo challenges. Others are 10×10 – 10 games, 10 times. And another is 100 different games over the course of the year....

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Negativity

I suppose this is somewhat ineveitable to blog about this but I wanted to speak my peace. I hang out on BGG a lot. Sometimes I contribute worthwhile commentary, if I do say so...