Not Covered by Insurance- Dice Hospital Review

by: Mrs. Saint For most of my childhood, my mother worked in a hospital as a nurse manager on a rehabilitation floor. I spent more than one day at the hospital helping my mom with an event they were putting on for the residents or tagging along with my mom for Take Your Child toContinue reading “Not Covered by Insurance- Dice Hospital Review”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Deck Building

by Mrs. Saint We’ve placed our workers and drafted our dice, but now we have an architectural challenge, we must build a deck. No, not the kind of deck that you put your grill on and have hamburgers and hotdogs on! We’re talking about the board game mechanic known as Deck Building. In 2008, RioContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Deck Building”

Climb Any Mountain, Search High and Low -For Glory!

 by Mrs. Saint You lower your head and grit your teeth as the cold wind whips your face. With each step, the snow comes up over your goatskin boots and you can feel its freezing wetness seeping into the skin above your ankles. You lift your head and squint into the howling storm and knowContinue reading “Climb Any Mountain, Search High and Low -For Glory!”

Save the Scientist, Save the World: Comanauts Review

by Mrs. Saint The world is ending. The technology meant to save the world is spiraling out of control, creating a miniature black hole and humanity’s suffering continues to worsen as the end draws near. Hope is flickering out. There is only one man who can save us but he’s in a coma. The onlyContinue reading “Save the Scientist, Save the World: Comanauts Review”

Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Worker Placement

by Mrs. Saint The other week, we talked about the sheer volume of games and some online resources to help make purchasing decisions a little easier. For the next few Board Game Bites, we’re going to talk about game mechanics.  For me, when I was first starting out in the hobby a few years ago, itContinue reading “Board Game Bites for New Gamers: Worker Placement”

Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Expansion Review

by Mr. Saint I have a confession.  I said in our Spirit Island Review that one could easily get dozens of plays out of the base game before looking to expansions.  Yet, when I had the opportunity to late-pledge on Kickstarter for Spirit Island’s latest expansion, Jagged Earth, I jumped at the chance with onlyContinue reading “Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Expansion Review”

Board Gaming Bites for New Gamers: Your Local Game Store

by Mrs Saint I grew up playing the classic mass marketed board games like Monopoly, Clue, and Life, and to this day, I’m still impressed with my Dad’s Carrom skills. However, I’m no veteran to this hobby. In fact, I’m pretty new to the hobby board gaming community. It wasn’t until my husband and IContinue reading “Board Gaming Bites for New Gamers: Your Local Game Store”

Exceed Fighting System: A Real Contender

by Mr. Saint I love fighting games.  There’s just something about that particular video game genre that has always captivated me.  The intersection of theorycrafting and practiced mechanical execution have always kept me coming back.  I still watch the Evo Championship Series every year and follow the Capcom Pro Tour whenever I have time. WhileContinue reading “Exceed Fighting System: A Real Contender”

What Kind of Gamer are You?

by Mr. Saint I was recently asked for game recommendations by a relative who was new to the hobby.  This was a true blue, often-cited, yet in my experience actually rather rare, “My husband and I love Catan, what other games can you recommend?” type of situation.  For reasons unknown, my mind conjured up anContinue reading “What Kind of Gamer are You?”

For Glory: A Champions of Midgard Review

by Mrs. Saint Trondheim is a port town in Norway, led by their beloved Jarl. His strength and fierceness protect the town and surrounding villages and his shrewd mind helps grow a thriving merchant trade business. But then he dies. His death is felt in every house in Trondheim and in every neighboring village. Suddenly,Continue reading “For Glory: A Champions of Midgard Review”