Author Archives: Matt J Carlson

About Matt J Carlson

Dad, Gamer, Science Teacher, Youth Pastor... oh and I have green hair. To see me "in action" check out Dr. Carlson's Science Theater up on Youtube...

Review of Flotsam Float

Flotsam Float Designer:  Gunter Burkhardt Publisher: HABA Players: 2-5 (+) Ages: 6+ Time: 15-20 min Amazon Affiliate Link – https://amzn.to/3VqUab4 (copy provided by publisher)   Dexterity-based balancing games are a dime a dozen, I’ve got at least a ½ dozen … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gen Con “Stuff”

I always like to take a few photos of things that catch my eye in order to present you, the reader, a brief glimpse into all that is Gen Con. This year, I was also able to see the convention … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2022 – Digital

Most gamers prefer a head-to-head boardgame experience, but sometimes that’s just not an option – thus the rise of digital adaptations. Long gone are the days when Ticket to Ride was the only big name on the app store and … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2022 – R to X

We wind down boardgame coverage with the longest name of the show and what I believe is my longest single-game commentary. It is on the upcoming Return to Dark Tower expansion by Restoration Games. (Go ahead and jump down to … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2022 – I to P

As we move through the alphabet (no, not Alphabet the megacorporation) of publishers, today will be quite a mix of light and heavy, light and dark themes, read it with the light on or off, or if you’re tired of … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2022 – D to H

Another day, another report.  Some exciting stuff announced and hinted at, which as is traditional, I buried near the end of the report.  Lots of good games here, and while parenting continues to put a bit of a crimp on … Continue reading

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