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...

Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – A to C

This September, Gen Con was back in Indianapolis after taking a gap-year break.  (I’m not sure if it went to Europe or tried to find itself in Colorado, but it managed to find its way back…)  It was clearly smaller … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gen Con 2021 – Digital Game Tables

Back in the early Noughties (00’s) videogaming was a large portion of the Gen Con convention.  Several of the “big names” would show up and show off their fare in quite elaborate booths.  The digital size of things has trailed … Continue reading

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New Boardgame Bling – Pixels LED Dice

Deluxified versions of popular games continue to appear on Kickstarter, if there weren’t already deluxified versions in the original campaign.  In the wider web, gamers can pick up all sorts of accessories for their games like packing inserts, metal coins, … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson – A Trio of Cat Boardgames

In the past few decades we’ve seen the power of cats. Take a popular item and stick a cat on it, and its popularity grows. Examples include Garfield (whose creator took a look and decided a cat-comic would sell well) … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers N to Z

It’s big, it’s back, and it’s the final column of our not-at-GenCon but lets pretend we are anyway run-down of publishers and their games.  I have only scratched the surface of what is or would have been out there, but … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Virtual GenCon 2020 – Publishers D to M

The written word is back again to explain to you just what is not happening at GenCon this year.  It may be happening in the virtual world, but if a vlogger falls in a forest, does anyone care?  Here, we … Continue reading

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