Posts Tagged ‘board game’

My Top 10 Favorite Games (as of August 2018)

My Top 10 Favorite Games (as of August 2018)

Every 6 months I update my top 10 favorite tabletop games list. Those 6 months have flown by–I play a lot of games, and I’m always curious to look back at my tastes over that period to see if they’ve changed. There are many, many games that won’t make this list, including all games that […]


Top 10 Games I Want to Play at Geekway

Top 10 Games I Want to Play at Geekway

In a few weeks I’ll have the pleasure of attending my favorite game convention, Geekway to the West, here in St. Louis. It’s basically 4 days of playing tons of different board games with people I’ve never met or rarely get to game with. I’ve been keeping a list of games I want to try out for […]


What’s the Longest Game You’ve Ever Played?

What's the Longest Game You've Ever Played?

I know, I just posted a board game article on this blog last week. But I promise this entry applies to all types of games: tabletop games, roleplaying games, sports, video games, The Hunger Games, etc–any type of competition. Some games are simply longer than others. For example, soccer is typically a 90-minute game. A […]


My Top 10 Favorite Cooperative Games

My Top 10 Favorite Cooperative Games

I’ve been designing a cooperative game for a while now, and it occurred to me–particularly after discovering a podcast entirely focused on cooperative games–that I should make a Top 10 list specifically for this genre of games. By “cooperative game,” I’m referring to any game where all players are working together to win or lose. […]


The One-Bite Challenge

The One-Bite Challenge

On a recent season of Top Chef, the chefs were given a unique challenge: Create one perfect bite of food. There were no other restrictions. Just make one amazing bite of food. Not one bite of a bigger dish–just one, single-serving bite. I’ve hosted a few Top Chef challenges involving a head-to-head cookoff with secret […]


What Are Your Rules for Game Night?

What Are Your Rules for Game Night?

As of right now, I have exactly one rule on my game room whiteboard: “No cell phones at game night, please!” I like to keep it simple. Who wants a long list of rules when we’re just trying to have fun? Well, as it so happens, gamers love rules! So I decided to compile some […]


Top 10 Tabletop Games from My Childhood

Top 10 Tabletop Games from My Childhood

Today I was filming a game design video about Stratego, and as I waxed poetic about how good this ancient game is, I realized: Some of the games from my childhood were really, really good. So I decided to put together a list of those games, ranked as a top 10. I’m pretty sure this […]


Who Is Your Gaming Soulmate? Here’s My Top 10

Who Is Your Gaming Soulmate? Here's My Top 10

Do you have a gaming soulmate? By this I mean: Is there a person–or a type of person–with whom you prefer to play games with? I’m generally happy to play games with anyone. Though, if I’m honest with myself, there are certainly some types of people with whom I have more fun when playing games. […]


My Top 12 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of February 2018)

My Top 12 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of February 2018)

Every 6 months I update my top 10 favorite tabletop games list. Those 6 months have flown by–I play a lot of games, and I’m always curious to look back at my tastes over that period to see if they’ve changed. There are many, many games that won’t make this list, including all games that […]


Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway Mini

Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway Mini

I know, I just posted a top-10 list about board games last week. I even included games I wanted to play in 2017 but didn’t get the chance. But…I’m attending a small game convention in a few days (Geekway Mini), and there are games I want to play there. So it’s on my mind. So […]


My Top 10 Favorite Games of 2017

I played a lot of games (hundreds?) for the first time in 2017, and I greatly enjoyed learning something from each and every one of them. I love looking for interesting mechanisms in games (even in games I’m not compelled to play again), and I talk about those mechanisms on my YouTube channel. Unless otherwise noted, […]


My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of August 2017)

My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of August 2017)

Every 6 months I update my top 10 favorite tabletop games list. Those 6 months have flown by–I play a lot of games, and I’m always curious to look back at my tastes over that period to see if they’ve changed. There are many, many games that won’t make this list, including all games that […]


Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway

Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway

In a few weeks I’ll have the pleasure of attending my favorite game convention, Geekway to the West, here in St. Louis. It’s basically 4 days of playing tons of different board games with friends and strangers. When I attend Geekway, it’s both as Jamey (the person) and as Jamey (the president and lead designer at […]


My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of February 2017)

My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of February 2017)

Every 6 months I update my top 10 favorite tabletop games list. I really enjoy making this list, as I continue to love games of all shapes and sizes with a fiery passion. So it makes sense to share this love on Valentine’s Day this year. There are many, many games that won’t make this […]


Have You Ever Visited a Board Game Cafe?

Have You Ever Visited a Board Game Cafe?

Last week I wrote about my first cat cafe experience. Then the next day I went to an entirely different kind of cafe: a board game cafe. Board game cafes–places where you can get all the regular fixins’ of a cafe or bar alongside the main feature, board games–have been around for a while, but […]


My Top 10 Favorite Games of 2016

My Top 10 Favorite Games of 2016

I played a lot of games for the first time in 2016, and I greatly enjoyed learning something from each and every one of them. I love looking for interesting mechanisms in games (even in games I’m not compelled to play again), and I talk about those mechanisms on my YouTube channel. Unless otherwise noted, […]


I Want to Play Board Games in a Castle

I Want to Play Board Games in a Castle

Five years ago, I traveled to Ireland primarily to live in a castle for a few days. While my hotel room in the Clontarf Castle Hotel felt like any other nice hotel room, I spent some spare time in the heart of the castle, which was awesome. Recently I was invited to a small game convention on […]


My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of August 2016)

My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of August 2016)

Every 6 months or so I update my top 10 favorite tabletop games list. I really enjoy making this list, as I continue to love games of all shapes and sizes with a fiery passion. I’ll note up front that I love a lot of games. I even have a YouTube channel devoted to specific […]


Which Type of Show Are You Most Likely to Binge Watch?

Which Type of Show Are You Most Likely to Binge Watch?

I’ve been fascinated by the idea of “binge watching” for years now. I think it started becoming a thing when entire seasons (and series) of shows became available on DVD, and Netflix has taken it up a notch by releasing entire seasons of new shows all at once. I don’t think I’ve ever technically binge-watched […]


Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway

Top 10 Games I Want to Play for the First Time at Geekway

In a few days I’ll have the pleasure of attending my favorite game convention, Geekway to the West, here in St. Louis. It’s basically 4 days of playing tons of different board games with friends and strangers. My brother and his fiance are coming into town for the convention, so I look forward to hanging […]


Top 10 Games in My Collection (If I Had to Give Away the Others)

Top 10 Games in My Collection (If I Had to Give Away the Others)

Earlier this year, board game developer, designer, blogger, and enthusiast JR Honeycutt wrote a blog post about the 10 board games in his collection that he would keep if he had to give away the rest and could only play those games from now on. I love the idea of this list, as it presents a […]


My Favorite Board Games of 2015

My Favorite Board Games of 2015

It was just recently that I posted my top 10 board games ever, and many of those games go on this list, so I won’t go into too much detail. This is a list of my favorite games that I played for the first time this year, regardless of the year in which they were […]


My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of November 2015)

My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of November 2015)

I’ve decided that I’m going to completely redo this list every 6 months (it’s about 6 months since I last made it), just because I play a lot of games and my tastes are always evolving. Here’s the previous list. I’ve excluded the games I’ve designed and/or published from this list. This list is geared […]


Four Days of 100% Geekdom

Four Days of 100% Geekdom

I spent the last four days doing something unique compared to the other 361 days of the year, so I thought I’d talk about it here. A few years ago when I started to get into the board game industry as a publisher and designer, I decided to attend my first convention. I was a […]