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Ark Nova, Cascadia, and Mission Deep Sea Win 2021 Meeples Choice Awards!

The Meeples Choice Awards (MCA) for the 2021 calendar year have been announced.  The voters’ three favorite games from last year are: ARK NOVACASCADIATHE CREW:  MISSION DEEP SEA Imperial Steam was the closest contender to the winning games.  The other … Continue reading

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Nominees for 2021 Meeples Choice Awards Announced

The Meeples Choice Awards is one of the oldest annual game awards in the hobby, with winners that stretch back all the way to 1995.  Each year, three games are chosen as Meeples Choice Award winners.  The list of nominated … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline:  1980-1984

This five year period began with a game that simulates the spread of civilization and ended with one based on a war that almost ended civilization as we know it.  In between, there were plenty of other notable titles, including … Continue reading

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Ark Nova, The Crew, and Cascadia win Golden Geeks

Boardgame Geek has just announced the winners of the 2021 Golden Geek awards.  The awards separate their Game of the Year into three categories, with the following winners: Light Game of the Year – Cascadia (designed by Randy Flynn) Medium … Continue reading

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Larry & Ben’s Excellent Gathering Adventure, Part 2

This is the second half of the compilation of experiences, gaming and otherwise, of Larry and Ben at the recently concluded Gathering of Friends.  Yesterday, our alphabetical list of games played got us through the letter “I”; let’s pick up … Continue reading

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Larry & Ben’s Excellent Gathering Adventure, Part 1

The 2022 Gathering of Friends ended a few weeks ago and what an excellent time of good gaming and good fellowship it was.  Here’s a summary of what was experienced from two perspectives.  Larry has attended many Gatherings over the … Continue reading

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