Yesterday, while I was working a shift at Pips, there was a table that was hanging out on the patio who I can tell was new to the board gaming realm. I suggested the game Cash & Guns to get them started, and throughout most of the night I stood by them, metaphorically hand-holding them through each… Read More Geeks: We’re Not Just Basement Dwellers!
Sometimes when I have conversations with other people who don’t play board games regularly and it comes up in conversation that I’m a tabletop gamer, I find it somewhat amusing when they ask me about what games I have played. I usually turn it around and ask “well, what games have you tried?” Usually I… Read More Fallcon – Calgary’s Board Gaming Conference
My friends play a fair bit of games involving debate and gab. When we play “Geek Out”, we debate over the geekiest things like who is an official Batman villain, or who is an actual character in Naruto. Playing the game “Party Playoff” forces us to choose sides over the weirdest topics, and we even… Read More Kickstarter Pick of the Week – Devil’s Advocate
School started this week, and it has been a complete blur. Honestly all I remember was meeting parents, supposedly talking coherently to students, and running around trying to get all the photocopying done. And now I’m in Vancouver for a friends’ wedding, so I finally have a moment to just sit in bed and just… Read More Kickstarter Pick of the Week – Garbage Day
Kickstarter has been one of my mainstays in purchasing board games (aside from going to my local board game store, purchasing online, and going to a thrift shop once in a while). I use it to find out about new developments in the board gaming world. But there are so many good games out there… Read More Kickstarter Picks of the Week – Week of August 24, 2015
If you don’t know already, I am an educator. I love teaching. If you take away the assessments, the paperwork, and all the red tape that exists in the school system, teaching is a pretty remarkable profession. Also if you know me, I love tabletop gaming. So if there are ways to incorporate gaming into… Read More 10 Tabletop Games Teachers Can Use in Their Classroom