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How to Fix Lost Ruins of Arnak

How to Fix Lost Ruins of Arnak

This is the first in a series of "How to Fix..." articles, where i tweak an aspect of board game design to make it a wee bit better.The Problemi quite like Lost Ruins of Arnak. The Scales of Funstice declared it "fun" in a recent Find the Fun video, and i've been...

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for Voidfall

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for Voidfall

Mindclash Games has just announced the title of their new sci fi 4X board game Voidfall, coming out of stealth mode and finally providing details on their (formerly) codename: Nova project. Are you excited? i am. And if you're not, here are 5 reasons why you should...

How i Spent Your Patreon Money

How i Spent Your Patreon Money

AFFILIATE LINKS AHOY! What follows is an accounting of most of the gear that i use. If you'd like to buy anything from this list, click any of the images to shop at Amazon. If you make a purchase, your price remains the same, and i'll receive a small commission!...

Are You a Card Draw Calvinist?

Are You a Card Draw Calvinist?

A fun topic of conversation cropped up on the Nights Around a Table Discord server recently, and i want to know where you weigh in. In a board or card game that has a specific turn order, where everyone gets to draw a random card from the deck, does it matter who...

What’s the hApps? – Viticulture: Essential Edition on iOS

What’s the hApps? – Viticulture: Essential Edition on iOS

If you are new to this blog series, check out my intro article.  In this series, I hope to cover a number of board game apps and give my thoughts without talking much about whether or not I like the game. Today’s review covers the new Viticulture app by Digidice....

What’s the hApps? – Race for the Galaxy on iOS

What’s the hApps? – Race for the Galaxy on iOS

Ok, so in the intro to this series, I waxed poetic about being objective, but today I’m going to talk about my favorite game of all time: Race for the Galaxy by Thomas Lehmann. For frame of reference, as I talk about this app, I have (based on logged plays) played...

What’s the hApps? – Introduction

What’s the hApps? – Introduction

At this point, I’m going to say something that everyone in 2020 knows: COVID-19 has changed our lives in substantial ways, primarily causing humans to shun physical or social contact with those outside their familial bubble.  Maybe that’s not such a big change for...

The Game is Afoot

The Game is Afoot

i'm rarely a pioneer of anything. At best, i'm a slow follower. This was the case with my escape game business and my bid to make board game videos on YouTube for Nights Around a Table. But every so often, i suffer momentary flashes of brilliance. And this is one of...

How to Turn any Website into a Search Engine with Google Chrome

How to Turn any Website into a Search Engine with Google Chrome

i wanted to share this productivity tip with you, because going fast through tedious tasks can be a real brain-saver.   This is how to reduce any website that has a search function to a single letter lookup in the Google Chrome web browser. For example, i search...

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