KublaCon 2017

I spent the weekend at KublaCon, which is a four day gaming convention held in Burlingame near the San Francisco airport. It’s really the only large gaming convention I’ve ever attended, and it’s been a few years since I’ve gone. Quite a bit has changed since the last time I …

Torres

The nominees for the 2017 Spiel des Jahres were announced this week. They are Magic Maze, Kingdomino and Wettlauf nach El Dorado. At this point, I haven’t played any of them, so I don’t have an opinion. I’m still trying to play and review all of the previous winners. I …

Mr. Jack

I find it hard to believe that I have never written about Mr. Jack, a deduction game for two players designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc. I purchased it back in 2008 as part of my initial jump into designer board games. Sometimes I wonder about what to call …

Kickstarter for the Lazy Gamer

Fact: Many new board games are initially funded through Kickstarter Since 2009, the crowdfunding company has successfully launched thousands of gaming projects. While some may question whether this has been good or bad for the gaming community, it is now commonplace for companies to gather funding and generate interest through …