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Board Game Diary: Rules of the Game

Dear Board Game Diary

I’ve recently pushed into the world of game design.  As a self proclaimed expert in the matter of all things board games, I figured it to be a natural step forward with my passion.   Why not give something back to the hobby that has coddled my every unfulfilled entertainment need like a doting mother.  Pretentious as this all may sound, I pushed forward with my creative thinking.  

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Game Night: June 2019

You have to love Northern Michigan in the summer: oppressive humidity, crowded beaches, and festivals around every corner. Michiganders might complain continuously about the traffic, crowds, and the overly sticky feeling of it all but we wouldn’t trade it for the world. Our tables, here at Game Night, have been full with gamers eager to embrace all the summertime fun they can handle.

Let us take a glimpse back at June and see what started it all. Enjoy!

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A Place at the Table: Board Game Catering (or when 2 board gamers get married)

Happy summer, board gamers! It’s been another crazy couple of weeks here at the A Place at the Table house. The main reason behind the craziness was that Number One and I had our vow renewal on June 21st. It had been in the planning of for a few months. And it went over really well, if I do say so myself.  Now, I’m sure that you’re asking yourself what on earth our vow renewal has to do with board games. Well, I’m about to answer that for you. Ready? Here we go….

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New to the Table: Skull

There was a lot of noise coming from our table the night we decided to try Skull. Sideways looks, squinted eyes, and beads of cold sweat could be found all around the table with the inevitable roar of laughter and cheers to follow. A simple card game of 4 cards per player that stirs even the most stoic player into a gregarious frenzy. There is a lot to breakdown here so I’m going to get right to it with our review of Skull.

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New to the Table: Tiny Towns

The elusive Game Night board game. It is harder to find than one might think. Several criteria need to be met before the distinguished ‘Game Night Essential’ title can be bestowed. A player count of 4+, easy to teach, replayability, and a reasonable play time are all equally important when considering such an honor. Our game group is a mixed bunch with a public meeting location so these essential games become vital to our continuance as we are now. Foreshadowed as it may have appeared, let us consider Tiny Towns for the newest addition to the Game Nights Essentials.

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A Place at the Table: Jim

Hi guys! The last two weeks have been crazy in my world, so I took a little break from writing so that I could take care of all the stuff I needed to, but I’m back now. I’ve missed you.  This week, I have another TCBG interview for you. I was finally able to sit down with some of our regular gamers and conduct some interviews, so you can look forward to seeing those interviews posted here over the summer. Here is what I’ve observed in all of my interviews. Asking a board gamer what their favorite board game is can be a difficult question. I usually have to temper the question with “what is your current favorite board game?” I’ve also learned that beating Kyle is often a gamers biggest achievement in board gaming.  This week, our subject is Jim. Jim has been playing board games with TCBG for about a year.

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