(From Brendan) This might be a bit of a conundrum. The old stereotype of nerds huddling inside on nice sunny days isn’t entirely without merit, in part because of all the valuable cardboard bits our games have — we don’t
(from Brendan) I have never done improv comedy, except for one sad day that I attended the improv comedy club at my college. To my personal disappointment, I wasn’t Whose Line Is It Anyway?’s Colin Mochrie (in body type and
(from Brendan) Mice and Mystics, a dungeon crawler with a family theme, has surprisingly complicated rules for a game about mice with swords. There are several actions players can take during their turn, including “Explore,” which essentially means “leave one
(from Brendan) As I started to get more serious about the board game hobby, I learned a number of amusing terms for different kind of games. One that I enjoy quite a bit is “Ameritrash,” a seemingly-derogatory phrase for games
(from Brendan) One of my favorite things a game can do is to make spending money (or currency) draw from your victory pool. Some examples: Smallworld requires you to spend victory points to bypass races you don’t want to play.