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International Tabletop Day 2017

Warm up those dice and dust off your meeples, International Tabletop Day 2017 is set for April 29th. So clear your calendars now for one of the most exciting days in tabletop gaming. Head over to the Tabletop Day site to find a store or community event near you, read up on how to make the most of the big day, and catch up on exciting news about International Tabletop Day!

The Long View

THE LONG VIEW

Hosted by Geofrey Gambill

The Long View is a podcast dedicated to taking a closer, more detailed and critical look at the games we love to play. Each episode focuses on in-depth review and discussion of a single game, often for close to an hour or more! My guest is always an expert in the game; someone who has played the game many, many times, and has discovered it’s hidden features or flaws. In addition, The Long View also offers Quick Looks episodes which feature more traditional reviews of new games. It is my hope that deeper discussion and analysis of games will help us discover what makes some games truly memorable, lasting and great, while others quickly fade away. Join us through iTunes or Stitcher subscription, or you can check out the podcast archive of episodes at www.thelongviewpodcast.com  Thanks for listening!

Heavy Cardboard

HEAVY CARDBOARD

Hosted by Edward & Amanda Uhler

From Edward and Amanda…

“In each weekly episode of the podcast, we focus our attention on one game to discuss & review.  On occasion, we’ll host interviews, discuss important topics in the hobby, or get a little personal, as we enjoy the close connection that we have with our listeners.  Ultimately, our main focus remains on the games themselves.  We look at the game from all angles, as well as share our thoughts, impressions, and opinions with you, the listener.  The intention is not to teach you how to play but to provide a thorough review of the game while, hopefully, entertaining y’all.  In the end, we aim to provide a well-rounded feel for the game and to help you decide if the game is one that you might enjoy.”

Check them out here.

Coming Soon!

Check back soon for solo/couples game reviews, original fiction, and an integrated story/game experience where you’ll have the opportunity to play along with the story as it unfolds.

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new site!

We wanted a new website to better serve our customers.  This website is streamlined with a fresher look, including our new logo. Although we have loved our gaming guy, he is being retired.  But who knows… maybe he’ll pop up sometime in the future to say hello!  With this new website we are hoping to give our customers a better online experience.  We have added expanded searching capabilities and filters to help you quickly find what you’re looking for among other new features.

We also have more ways to interact with our customers by way of blogs, community bulletin boards, news items, calendars and more.  We even have a surprise or two with some new story content.

I am sure we will have some stumbling blocks in the beginning (as all new websites do) but we hope they are minimal and easily corrected.  Please let us know if you’re having any difficulties or you see something that needs to be corrected.

We envision our website to be a constant work in progress as we hope to always be improving and adding more content and features. We also welcome your suggestions.

 

The World Boardgame Championships

 

Coming in July… the 18th annual World Boardgame Championships put on by Boardgame Players Association.

Each year, thousands of people from around the world come to compete to be named the world champion of their favorite games.  It is not necessary to be invited or to be an expert player to compete in tournaments.  Many events include scheduled demonstrations that explain the rules.

By vote, BPA members select the 100 or so games (the Century Group) for which tournaments are scheduled.    There are also Junior event tournaments for children 12 and under.  

Click here for more information.