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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BGG.CON 2013 Wrap-up BGG.CON 2013 did not disappoint and I have no plans to stop attending in the future. Looking back on my posts from past years brings a...

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

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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

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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...