Author Archives: Chris Wray

Kickstarter Skepticism: Why we’re not eager to play that game you backed…

By: Chris Wray and Jeff Lingwall Game night begins, and everybody stands around waiting for somebody to nominate a game.  These days, most large groups have at least one Kickstarter enthusiast, and he or she always seems to speak first. … Continue reading

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Geekway to the West 2017 (Convention Report by Chris Wray)

I look forward to Geekway to the West every year.  Held in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Geekway is a staple of the gaming scene in the Midwest, especially among us Missourians.  This year’s convention sold out in record time, and … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: Other Recommendations

What games would we recommend that aspiring (but wholly inexperienced) gamers play first?  This is the final article in a three part series, and today we discuss our other recommendations that didn’t make the top 10. We ran through details … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: An Introduction to Gaming (Games #5 – #1)

What games would we recommend that aspiring (but wholly inexperienced) gamers play first?  This is the second article in a three part series, and today we discuss the top five most recommended games. We ran through details of the project … Continue reading

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Play These Games First: An Introduction to Gaming (Games #10 – #6)

A few weeks ago, a former coworker with little gaming experience asked me for a list of recommended board games.  He loved the classics as a child, and he had tried a couple of modern titles, but he wanted to … Continue reading

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LYNGK (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Kris Burm Publisher:  Huch! & Friends; Rio Grande Players:  2 Ages:  13 and Up Time:  30-60 Minutes Times Played:  > 5 LYNGK is the seventh (arguably eighth) game in the GIPF Project, an award-winning series of abstract games by … Continue reading

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Werewords (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 4 – 10 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 10 Minutes Times Played: 4 Werewords is coming this summer from Bezier Games, and it is available for preorder on their site.  I’m a huge … Continue reading

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Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Paul Dennen Publisher: Renegade Game Studios Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 12 and Up Time: 30-60 Minutes Times Played: 5 Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure has been one of the hottest games of the past few months.  Not only has … Continue reading

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Twilight Struggle Collector’s Edition (Photos and Game History by Chris Wray)

  Few games have captured the attention of the gaming world like Twilight Struggle.  Designed by Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews, the game was released in 2005 to praise from both strategy gamers and wargamers alike.  The publisher, GMT, did … Continue reading

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Century: Spice Road (Game Review by Chris Wray)

Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi Publisher: Plan B Games Players: 2 – 5 Ages: 8 and Up Time: 30-45 Minutes Times Played: > 14 Century: Spice Road — a game designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and published by Plan B Games — will … Continue reading

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