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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...

i still make board game videos.

i still make board game videos.

It's been over and a year and a half since, after finding myself drastically under-employed, i decided to launch a YouTube channel called Nights Around a Table to post board game videos. For the past two years, i've been maintaining an ego pump-up file of the...

The Difference a Year Makes

The Difference a Year Makes

It's been just over a year now since i started making board game videos for a channel called Nights Around a Table. One of the reasons i wanted to tackle video is that it was always a mystery to me. Every so often, i would need to make a video to promote something i...

i make board game videos now.

i make board game videos now.

https://youtu.be/BFeE0gnORJs i lost my position as a creative writer and puzzle designer at the Mysterious Package Company last Christmas when the company nigh-imploded. Through Spring, i contracted as a game designer and business consultant for a kids' augmented...

The High Cost of Shooting Down

The High Cost of Shooting Down

i've been making board game videos for a new channel called Nights Around a Table. The majority of my shots are aimed down at the table, as i stop-motion the cards and pieces around while explaining how to play. For the first three videos, i accomplished this by...

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