Author Archives: Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

About Mark "Fluff Daddy" Jackson

follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, boardgamer, writer, Legomaniac, Disneyphile, voted most likely to have the same Christmas wish list at age 57 as he did at age 7

Mark’s Bundle of 2023 Essen Game Thoughts

Five days. Seventy-one plays. Sixty-two games that were new to me. Yeah, that’s a lot of games. But thanks to our fearless leader (Dale Yu) and BasementCon, I had a wonderful time playing many of them. (Well, a number of … Continue reading

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Capt’n Pepe: Treasure Ahoy – A Legacy Game For Families

Yes, you read the headline correctly – HABA has published a legacy game that is not only family-friendly, but really is at its best as a family experience. For those who’ve stumbled into this review who’ve never heard of “legacy … Continue reading

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“Thank You, Mr. President”: A First Impressions “Press Conference”

This is not a review of GMT’s Mr. President: . In order to write a thoughtful review, I usually figure that I need to have played a game 3+ times for a “heavier” game and 5+ times for something lighter. … Continue reading

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Heroscape In New Hands: The Renegade Con Panel

While a chunk of the gaming world (including a number of our writers here on the OG) were in Essen, Germany, scoping out 1k+ new games, the good folks at Renegade Game Studios were busy with their own online Renegade … Continue reading

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Solo Gaming 2023: The First Eight Months

I’ve been writing these solo gaming reports since March of 2020… yes, early on in the pandemic. But my solo gaming started a lot farther back than that. In junior high & high school (1977-1982), I played a lot of … Continue reading

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Convention Report: Gulf Games 50

I was there at the (nearly) beginning… my wife & I were one of nine families who made up the attendees of Gulf Games 2. For the next 4 years, I was a pretty regular fixture – then we moved … Continue reading

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