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5 Board Game Gift Ideas for New Gamers

5 Board Game Gift Ideas for New Gamers For many a board gamer, there’s always a starting point that exposed them to the hobby. Sure, it might have been time spent with family playing a house-ruled version of Monopoly, a Scrabble session with friends putting together bingos or triple word delights, or

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5 Board Games to Play in the Office

5 Board Games to Play in the Office What board games are good to play in the office, say at lunch? I’ve found that board games like Kingdomino, 6 Nimmt!, Carcassonne, Splendor, and Modern Art fit the bill. They’re fast, engaging, and fun. Those elements are crucial given the constraints of the

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Houkago Saikoro Club Ep. 5 – Goita Gaming

Houkago Saikoro Club Ep. 5 – Goita Gaming Are we at the end of a Houkago Saikoro Club story arc? For the first 4 episodes, we’ve had a smattering of plot points and character backstories to plow through. And now, it looks like one character’s story has its proper denouement. Miki’s cast

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Houkago Saikoro Club Ep. 3 – Incan Gold Grab

Houkago Saikoro Club Ep. 3 – Incan Gold Grab From what I can tell, the backstory for Houkago Saikoro Club‘s characters isn’t apt to be novel, or even original. But it is wholesome. That’s got to count for something, right? As I’ve stated over the last couple episodes, nothing that they’ve sprung

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Poker Chips for Board Games

Poker Chips for Board Games When I play any board game that uses money, I’ll go and use poker chips in place of whatever money those games come with. And there’s a very good reason for that. Most board games come with paper money and paper money isn’t convenient. This holds true

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Sushi Go! – How to Play

Sushi Go! – How to Play As I mentioned in the Sushi Go! profile, Sushi Go! is a pretty easy game to pick up because the way the cards are laid out and their point structure makes it a simple task to figure out what it all means. If you’d like to

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Hanabi – How to Play

Hanabi – How to Play Hanabi stands as a strong example of a cooperative game that does the cooperation/teamwork bits right by avoiding the issue known as the Alpha Gamer Syndrome or Quarterbacking. You know, those scenarios where one player just imposes themselves upon everyone else and orders them around like they’re

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Galaxy Trucker – How to Play

Galaxy Trucker – How to Play There’s something about building a spaceship that absolutely tickles my senses, especially when the process of building is outright chaotic and there’s no way any self-respecting perfectionist would ever let that ship fly. But that’s part of the beauty of Galaxy Trucker! Galaxy Trucker stands out

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Coup – How to Play

Coup – How to Play I’ve often likened Coup to that card game BS that I used to play as a kid. In BS, your goal is to lie about what cards you’re putting down with the goal of eliminating all of the cards in your hand. In Coup, your goal is

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Prologue to Houkago Saikoro Club

Prologue to Houkago Saikoro Club Houkago Saikoro Club sits at the confluence of two of my chief interests: anime and board games. Because it’s an anime about board games and board gaming culture. And while I’ve played board games with anime art (Argent the Consortium, Tanto Cuore), I’ve yet to see an