Board Games 101 – Cooperative vs. Semi-Cooperative

We all love to play.  It’s something we do to interact with each other and find relief from our daily stress.  Some of the games we play don’t actually help with this unfortunately as they can be difficult and conflictive.  This may be the type of player who wants to play a game that alters the game play atmosphere into something that promotes teamwork instead.  It is in Cooperative games or Semi-Cooperative games that they will find their fun.

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Game Night

Month in Review – May 2016

We have had an interesting month with lots of changes to the way we structure the evenings.  Our biggest change that I believe is a set for the positive is the request book.  In this book, attendees will be able to write down a particular game that they would like to play and also they date that they would like to play it.  I’m hoping that the requests will be more abundant with this structure as opposed to the requests via Facebook which I find doesn’t get utilized at all. Continue reading


Board Games 101 – Meeples

Meeples are found throughout a wide variety of games but what are they?

Non Gamers might be kind of confused when hearing this term.  It almost sounds like a snack that could be kept at the table during the game.  In this short installment of Board Games 101, we will be defining the term meeple and also flesh out the different variety of meeples in games. Continue reading

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Quick Looks Review – The Ancient World


In this segment we will be giving our first impressions of a game on our first play.  This is subject to change as we play the game further and find the elements that can only come from several plays.  I like to at least play a game 5 times before I solidify my final and full review of a game.  Hopefully this will help to see what is coming down the road for our game group and to see if a game is a good fit for your game group. Continue reading

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Month in Review – April 2016


We are now feeling the winds of spring here in Michigan but also the winds of change as well.  We are growing and we intend to make a few changes.  These changes include writing a charter for any new players coming into the fold.  I don’t feel like our current members need a rule set but I’m worried about possibility of someone coming in that would cause problems.  This is just a small step that we can take to ensure that new people can come in and be assured that these situations will be controlled. Continue reading