Board Game App Review: Tokaido

9/10 A personal favorite, but others can expect caveats Available on:Steam for PC – $9.99Apple and Google Play – $1.99 This week, I’m reviewing several different board game apps. These reviews are primarily looking at the quality of the app and content. The first review featured Scythe (click here). Tokaido was one of the earlierContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Tokaido”

Board Game App Review: Scythe

8/10 A solid adaptation and an easy recommendation Available on:Steam and GOG for PC – $19.99Apple and Google Play – $8.99 I’ve been playing more board game apps lately, in part because some were on sale during the recent Steam winter sale. I also have some that were bought previously. Most of these, I’ve onlyContinue reading “Board Game App Review: Scythe”

Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p3 (Ragnhild, Late Winter, Year 1)

This session was actually from a while ago but I forgot to post it here! Part 1: LinkPart 2: LinkPreviews: LinkVersion 0.8 info: LinkPlaytest sign up: Link This time, I went through Late Winter, all 3 Months at once. Took maybe an hour and change, though I know the game very closely. Most players wouldContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p3 (Ragnhild, Late Winter, Year 1)”

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

It’s been a weird year. The website has continued to grow, Winds of the North development has been fun and productive, and my writing has improved. I hope everyone else has had a good year. Enjoy some free Christmas cards, ones I drew for my family years ago (the Gears of War card indicating justContinue reading “Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays”

Solo Session Report: Nusfjord

I bought Nusfjord last year but haven’t played in a while. I’ve been hard at work the past couple of days and needed a relaxing break, and few games evoke a relaxing atmosphere like Nusfjord. It took a bit to re-read the rules and clear the rust, but it’s not a heavy game, and IContinue reading “Solo Session Report: Nusfjord”

Board Game Review: Magic: The Gathering Arena

8/10 Generous for free players but a heavy barrier for new players Magic: The Gathering Arena is the latest digital implementation of Magic: The Gathering, introduced in 2018. I’m not sure it’s possible for a human to find themselves on this page and not know what Magic: The Gathering is, but in case an alienContinue reading “Board Game Review: Magic: The Gathering Arena”

Board Game Session Report: Legend of the Five Rings (solo)

I drooled over this game for years, and the core box has been dirt-cheap on Amazon for a good year or two now. FFG did eventually make a solo/coop expansion but printed maybe 5 copies that instantly sold out and they don’t seem to be reprinting L5R anymore, so if you want it, it’s aContinue reading “Board Game Session Report: Legend of the Five Rings (solo)”

Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p2 (Ragnhild, Early Winter, Year 1)

I decided to print out the Weekly Log sheet to keep better notes along with more pictures this time around. I think it’ll make for a more interesting session report. Part 1: LinkPreviews: LinkVersion 0.8 info: LinkPlaytest sign up: Link Early Winter (continued) Month 2 Ragnhild was partway through Early Winter. She’s not in aContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p2 (Ragnhild, Early Winter, Year 1)”

Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p1 (Ragnhild, Start-Early Winter, Year 1)

It’s been a while. Winds of the North is still in development, and I recently uploaded the v0.8.1 update. Previews: LinkVersion 0.8 info: LinkPlaytest sign up: Link For v0.8, I made a new character since so much had changed since starting my previous character. I also decided to make some cards for various character typesContinue reading “Winds of the North v0.8 Playtest Session p1 (Ragnhild, Start-Early Winter, Year 1)”

Valheim: Hearth & Home Update

I’m not usually into the early-access survival games (or early-access in general), but Valheim ticks my boxes. I previously wrote some articles on my experiences and impressions based on the launch: Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 The Update The new update is focused on building and things at home (hence the name).Continue reading “Valheim: Hearth & Home Update”