Sea Shanties: Arrrgh you up for Playing a Game?

The Kanvas Seas are fierce. As the wind blows us onto our new heading, I fear what lies ahead. My crew is tough and ready to pillage and plunder at a moment’s notice, but there be pirates seeking to take my fortune away from me.We seek Gold, Iron, Grog and Food, but most important, we seek glory and to be…

The Whatnot Cabinet: A Kickstarter Preview

Game: The Whatnot Cabinet Publisher: Pencil First Games Designed by: Eduardo Baraf and Steve Finn Illustrated by: Beth Sobel Ages 8+ 2-4 players 30 minutes Remember when you were younger and would go outside? The fresh air was like a stirring to the soul, encouraging us to explore. Along the many paths we’d take there would be little trinkets. A smooth stone here, a…

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Speaking with Nathan Olsen

This is such a rare syndrome.  The more that we vocalize about it, the more people become aware of it.  We are always looking for ways to spread awareness. Nathan Olsen, speaking about TTTS. The Charity Boardgamer: Can you tell us about yourself and how you got into the gaming hobby? Nate: Hey Chris,  Thanks for taking the time to…

Volcanic Isle: The Wife just used Fissures to Destroy My Village

Game: Volcanic Isle Publisher: Arcane Wonders, Pendragon Game Studio Designed by: Andrea Mainini, Luciano Sopranzetti Graphic Design by: Davide Corsi, Kris Aubin, Stephen S Gibson Ages 13+ 2-4 players 45 minutes Journal Entry: Day 1 “We have arrived at the island. We have decided to go our separate ways and find places to call home. This land is surrounded by volcanos and have left behind…

Reflecting on Extra Life with Brian Moats

In 2011, I lost my mother, and as I approached the first anniversary of her passing, I discovered Extra Life. Extra Life is a charity that raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around the nation. I joined Extra Life as a way of remembering my mother and doing some good in her name. -Brian Moats, speaking of why…

Funkoverse: As the Kool-Aid Man would say “OH YEAH!!!”

Game: Funkoverse Strategy Game (Batman, Harry Potter, Rick and Morty and Golden Girls) Publisher: Funko Games Designed by: Prospero Hall Ages 10+ 2-4 players (though it is possible to do with 6, and is a fun experience) 20-60 minutes Remember that time in the 80’s where the Kool-Aid Man and Rose from the Golden Girls battled to the death? You don’t? Would you…