Posts from 2013

Two Days in New York

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I take business trips to NYC periodically and have a routine conversation with Julie before each trip: Me: Hey Julie, you should come to New York with me th...

BGG.CON 2013 Wrap-up

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I thought I'd wrap up my overall experience with BGG.CON 2013 as well as provide links to my past posts going back to the first BGG.CON. My History of BGG....

BGG.CON 2013 Day 5

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This post is about day 5 at BGG.CON 2013. You can also read about day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. The last day of BGG.CON 2013 and we almost finished a sing...

BGG.CON 2013 Day 4

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This is day 4 of BGG.Con. You might want to check out Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 first. On Saturday morning Jim and I strolled through the hot games area and w...

BGG.CON 2013 Day 3

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This is part 3. You can read part 1 and part 2 first. Here's a quick recap on day 3, which featured mostly new games for me that I universally liked. A goo...

BGG.CON 2013 Day 2

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Day 2 started off on a very nice note as I joined a group of two with a willing teacher to play Core Worlds, a game that was on my list to play last year bu...

BGG.CON 2013 Day 1

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Day 1 at BGG.CON is over for me. No promises that I'll be be able to keep up with daily posting but here's a quick recap. My first stop was the dealer room...

Review of Clubs (the card game)

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North Star Games sent me a review copy of Clubs earlier this year and I'm finally getting around to writing a review. We've played it off and on since the s...

What’s Goin’ On?

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I'm overdue for an update. Let's catch up on the last 6 months. I let slide the 10 year anniversary of this blog. My first post was "Let's Get Started" on M...

Learning Advanced Civilization

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A few weeks ago I got together with some local gaming friends to play Advanced Civilization, an expansion released in 1991 for the base game Civilization wh...

End of High School Athletics for Jacob

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Jacob frosh football Today marks the end of Jacob's high school athletic career as Julie, Matthew and I watched him compete at Putnam HS for the district ...

Adrienne and Andrew Mackey

less than 1 minute read

We went to Florida last weekend to celebrate the marriage of my niece Adrienne and her new husband Andrew. Saw some family I hadn't seen for a long time a...

Using Drafts to post to my blog

less than 1 minute read

I love SquareSpace for my blog hosting, but I detest their iPhone app. I'm digging the new Drafts app for generic text composition and I just wired it up to ...

Summoner Wars with Matthew

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I sensed a willingness in Matthew to play a game. He offered up something we could play with Jacob and Julie, but knowing Julie was busy with CASA work and J...

The Many Uses of a Sticheln Deck

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Step 1: Go buy a Sticheln deck. Step 2: Go download this comprehensive set of rules for games that can be played with a Sticheln deck. The book is big, but w...