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All Tracks Lead to 18xx

Train Tuesday I talked to one of my friends on the phone today and we had a really interesting conversation about the trajectory of strategy board gamers. The argument is that no matter where you start in the hobby, if you enjoy deep strategy and critical thinking, you will ultimately end up playing 18xx. SomeContinue reading “All Tracks Lead to 18xx”

Game Mechanic Monday: Tech Trees

Game Mechanic Monday Heralded as the progenitor of 18xx games, Francis Tresham was one of the lead innovators of board game design in the 1970s-80s. In an interview I listened to it was so abundantly clear that this, however, wasn’t really his intention. Instead, he just very much wanted to play games that were interestingContinue reading “Game Mechanic Monday: Tech Trees”

Game Round Up | 9.21-27

What I’ve Been Playing Sunday Well it’s been a slow week for Board Gaming but I’ve got a couple game nights on the calendar for this upcoming week. Yet, to be fair this is basically what Covid has looked like for me. Gloomhaven with my wife and 18xx online with my buddies. Gloomhaven What toContinue reading “Game Round Up | 9.21-27”

A Quick Guide to Cataloging Your Board Game Collection

Collection Strategy Saturday The first step in successfully curating a board game collection is cataloging the titles that you’ve already acquired. I started building my board game collection in 2009. The first game in my collection was Smallworld. I was living in the residence hall during my undergraduate studies and I am pretty sure IContinue reading “A Quick Guide to Cataloging Your Board Game Collection”

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