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Category Archives: Boardgames

Boardgames, things that act like boardgames, and things related to boardgames.

A Glimpse into the Vault: Gloom

Many stories (and games) define the winner by who has the best . . . well, everything, really. Who won the most glory and money, who found True Love, who lived to see a Happily Ever After. And that’s all well and good. But it can get a little boring after a while, can’t it? […]

Gaming in the Wild: Testing…Testing…

After the last couple of pieces showcasing how gamers can celebrate our hobby and create or participate in events that allow us to use our hobby to give back, I had a pleasant surprise. It had nothing to do with Star Wars or comic books or tabletop day, and yet it had everything to do […]

A Glimpse Into the Vault Redux: Drinking Quest Journey into Draught

Drinking Quest, the ‘original drinking RPG’ that emphasizes fun, wacky antics, ease-of-play, and sharing a few drinks with your friends (and your characters), was recently the subject of A Glimpse Into the Vault. In it I talked about the original version of Drinking Quest, as well as its two follow-up games and the Trilogy Edition […]

A Glimpse Into The Vault: Drinking Quest

Adventuring can be thirsty work, in-character and out-of-character. Many a gaming group shares a few cold drinks around the table as their characters slay goblins, loot treasure, and explore fantastic locales. The poor characters, meanwhile, have to wait until they get back to a tavern, and they can’t exactly share your drinks. Not only is that […]

A Glimpse Into The Vault: Red Dragon Inn

It’s been a long, hard day of adventuring in the wild places and ancient dungeons of the world. Now, like every adventurer, it’s time to return to something resembling civilization so that you can rest. But you’re not going to just fall into bed the moment you arrive. No, you’re an adventurer, and you and […]

Gaming in the Wild 65: We Three Games of Board Game Night Are…

Every year it’s hard to find a website that isn’t cramming their highfalutin’ ideas about what you should spend your hard earned pay on to make the Christmas season a successful one. Well I am not about to break from convention, so here is mine. However, I am basing all of my recommendations on what […]

Finding the Fun: Don’t Turn Your Back

All of them knew that friendships in the Mad City could only last as long as they were convenient. This time the Wax King smiled discernibly as he turned away. “And don’t turn your back, my dear Awake ones. Never turn your back.”

Color Spray: XCOM Interceptors

This week we color spray the interceptors from XCOM: The Board Game!

Color Spray: “Watch the Skies!”

This week we color spray the UFOs from XCOM: The Board Game!

Color Spray — XCOM Soldiers

This week we color spray the soldiers from XCOM: The Board Game!