A Brief Reflection on Simultaneous Play

Taking turns is pretty ubiquitous in tabletop games. Each player gets a chance to do some sort of action to advance play in their favor (usually). It's a fine system. It's fair, it's clear, and it provides a level of transparency for other players' turns. However, you probably know a person with "analysis paralysis." The… Continue reading A Brief Reflection on Simultaneous Play

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Hobby Gaming

I was always familiar with gaming as a hobby, but recently I have discovered hobby gaming. I would include in this category anything that has a hobby component other than the game itself and whose tools would be found at a hobby or craft store. Ages ago I wrote a first impression of the tabletop… Continue reading Hobby Gaming

Blood Bowl: First Impressions

I usually play games intensely for a while and when they lose my interest, I move on. This has led me to a lot of different games and game types, but the most elusive so far has been tabletop war games. Not for lack of interest though! I've always wanted to try games like Warhammer.For me, the… Continue reading Blood Bowl: First Impressions

Game Night! Dominant Species

After weeks and weeks of not having a Board Game Night with my coworkers at the university, we found a modicum of time the Sunday before finals week to get together and have an honest-to-goodness gaming experience. Because it has been such a long time since something like this has happened, I made my colleagues… Continue reading Game Night! Dominant Species