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New Board Game Idea

Every once in a while, I try to design a board game. The first was a circular game where the whole idea was to land on spots to collect cards of a desired collection. Navigation around the board was tricky due to side trips not being well thought…

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Twilight Imperium Marathon

Four of us in the NTTTBGM played Twilight Imperium yesterday. It was a marathon for sure. We started at noon reading rules and watching a video. The rules seemed fairly clear and by 3:15 PM when our fourth player showed up, we had learned how to play and…

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Game Day for NTTTBGM

The North Tahoe Table Top Board Game Meetup had another game day yesterday. We meet twice a week so it wasn’t an unusual event! We played Lords of Waterdeep with all expansions with six people. I don’t know why we torture ourselves by playing games with more than…

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Public and Private Information in Board Games

The issue of public vs. private information in board games is an interesting one. If you have every played a board game of any complexity, you have dealt with the issue in some way. Most people ignore it completely or deal with it subconsciously or accidentally. Private information…

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Life is a Board Game

No, not “The Game of Life” board game: it sucks! I mean that some of the mechanics of board games are present in real life. For instance, one of the players a few nights ago made what they discovered was a bad industry placement as their first move….

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Not Alone–Too Many Bones–Sunday Board Gaming

Not Alone is a card game where one player plays a monster/alien and the other players try to “hide” from it until they are rescued. Although the players can all cooperate, that seemed to happen very little. The game does not allow secret communications, or at least our…

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Terraforming Mars is the Best Game Ever

I exaggerate. It’s a great game for me an the group I play with but saying it is more than that presumes I know what every other board game player wants in a game and finds in this one. I played with three other people last night. Let’s…

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Playing Well and Still Losing

My daughter could not make it to the game group meeting on Sunday so some of us met on Saturday so she could play. Then the usual Sunday meeting happens but with the same people (less my daughter). A new game arrived and I called Tim and we…

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