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Humans of Gaming 147 | Joe Hopkins of Endangered

Joe Hopkins of the Kickstarter board game project Endangered joins us this week. Drew and Chris talk with Joe about the self appointed quarter backing player who can take over the gaming experience and create barriers for enjoyment as well as Joe’s midwestern upbringing as well as his life in Detroit, MI.

Honoring the Humble Eurogame

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the Eurogame. I’m not talking about the Euro-inspired hybrid designs that we see so often today (think Scythe or Dungeon Lords). Those are great, but I’m talking about the hardcore, “pure” Eurogames, where the board is various colors of beige and you’re, like, planting beans or visiting a market, […]

7 Games the Devil Uses to Get a Foothold in Your Life

Sure, Jesus loves games and all that, but here are 7 we think He'd think twice before endorsing.

Mastering Multitasking with Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig

Drew discovered that building multiple castles simultaneously in a game was a good way to practice using a skill he avoids in real life.

Games are Good: The Power of Play

Stephanie was less than excited when she was prescribed some playtime by her counselor, but she's found that play is one of the most important things a person can do.

Why Does Dungeons & Dragons Matter?

Ashley Mowers explains how a game about creativity, fellowship and character sheets has reintroduced her to the world by way of re-enchantment.

Why Do Board Games Matter?

The modern world of tabletop gaming has become a vast and wonderful landscape of experiences that people are beginning to take more notice of each day. Writer Mike Perna offers explores some of the reasons why you should care, too.

The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day

Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]

8 Questions You Should Ask Before Starting a Game Night

Are you ready to start your own game night? Before you start, here are some questions to ask yourself, and some advice from our resident experts.

Cole Wehrle of Root on Systems, Player Interaction and Political Theory in Root.

Cole Wehrle shares his inspiration in creating the massively successful asymmetrical strategy game Root, and what drives him to make board games.