Tag: Board Games

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…

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…

Lift-Off! Get me off this Planet!

Game: Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! Publisher: Pencil First Games, LLC Designed by: Eduardo Baraf Illustrated by: Dustin Foust, Sebastian Koziner, Keith Matejka and Helen Zhu Ages 13+ 1-6 players 45 minutes “The planet is getting hot, like totally critical. It was 62 degrees in Winter… yeah that is not winter. It’s getting hotter…” “How many rotations of the moon do…

The Grimm Masquerade: Why Does Everyone Point the Finger at Me?

Game: The Grimm Masquerade Publisher: Skybound Games, Druid City Games Designers: Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner, James Hudson Illustrated by: Mr. Cuddington 2-5 players Ages 8+ 20-40 Minutes There I was. I knew she was Red Riding Hood, and I had just drawn a disguise. This was my moment. She had one disguise already in front of her. I passed it…

Teaching Games: Taking the Competitive out of Me.

I’m a competitive player by nature. I enjoy winning. I love the feeling of accomplishment. When I would lose, I would take it hard and get upset. I didn’t like losing. I liked winning. That changed when I was introduced into teaching games and furthering my hobby. Last year I was invited to a game night. I had not been…

Interview with Jennifer England

“We believe good food belongs to people not landfills…” Jennifer England, Senior Programs Director, 412 Food Rescue I had the privilege of speaking with Jennifer England on August 26th, 2019 to discuss the hobby and about 412 Food Rescue, a program that started in the Pittsburgh area. TheCharityBoardGamer: Jennifer, thank you so much for meeting with me today. Tell us…