Quantifying Fun

I just listened to Mark Johnson’s always fabulous podcast, Boardgames To Go, and he and guest David Gullett were talking about the games they played in 2009. I’ve already written about my look back at 2009, but one of the topics that came up in their discussion was regarding what …

Game Stores

I’ve been thinking about game stores lately. Yesterday, I was driving through Bakersfield on my way from Fresno to UCLA, and it made me think of the hobby store where I used to buy games as a kid. Back in the 70’s, there weren’t a lot of stores solely dedicated …

TransEuropa

I’ve been pretty bummed out lately because I haven’t been able to play too many games, but early Wednesday evening I managed to talk my daughter into playing a game with me. It wasn’t hard to do. My daughter is awesome and is always great about playing games. Yay Hailey! …

Patrician

This month’s Game of the Month is Patrician, designed by Michael Schacht, and published domestically in 2007 by Mayfair Games. Patrician is an area control game with a medieval theme for two to five players. The game has a suggested player age of ten and up and lists a playing …