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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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2021 Gaming Awards Roundup; Imperial Struggle, Arnak, and Dune Snag Late Awards

The last of the significant 2021 Game of the Year awards were announced recently, so let’s review the results: Spiel Portugal conducts the Jogo do Ano every year and the winner for 2021 is Imperial Struggle, designed by Jason Matthews … Continue reading

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2021 Designer of the Year Award

“Slow and steady wins the race”.  You hear that expression all the time.  Do you believe it?  Do you think that consistent excellence can ever beat out a single display of brilliance?  I do.  But if you were judging game … Continue reading

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