Posts Tagged ‘favorites’

10 Must-Watch Episodes of Community

10 Must-Watch Episodes of Community

I loved watching Community back in the day. On its surface, it was a show about a study group at a community college, but it delves into some really zany (and very funny) territory. If you’re familiar with Rick and Morty, it was created by the same guy. I’ve rewatched Community in syndication, but some […]


My Top 10 Favorite Romantic Comedies

My Top 10 Favorite Romantic Comedies

I love a good romantic comedy. It’s one of my favorite film genres, even to the point that I’ve written a script. When they’re done well–that is, characters do things that make sense, they’re not filled with tropes, and there is both heartwarming romance and laugh-out-loud comedy–they make me incredibly happy. After discussing some favorite […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


My Top 10 Favorite Heist Films

My Top 10 Favorite Heist Films

This past weekend, my TiVo happened to pick up Die Hard. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Die Hard, and I was quickly reminded of how much I enjoy the movie. As I was watching, I realized why: At its heart, its a heist movie. I love heist movies. I think a big part of […]


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 […]


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 Favorite Movies of 2017

My Favorite Movies of 2017

Of the 42 movies I watched this year, 8 of them received a 4.5 or a 5 rating (out of 5). More than ever before, I seem to watch popcorn flicks on the big screen and more intimate movies on DVD/Netflix, and this list seems indicative of that trend. Here are my top 8 movies […]


My Favorite Songs of 2017

My Favorite Songs of 2017

As the years pass, I’ve noticed that I listen to music less and less. I work in silence, and when I have the opportunity for noise, I’m either listening to podcasts or YouTube videos. So this year’s list is all over the place. A few of these songs are from bands I love, like The […]


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 […]


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, […]


My Favorite Books of 2016

My Favorite Books of 2016

Looking at my list of books read in 2016, I’m surprised to see that there are only 14 books on the list. I read every night, so why so few books? I think it’s because a lot of these are long books. Books that take me 1-2 months to read at my pace of 30-45 minutes per […]


My Favorite Songs of 2016

My Favorite Songs of 2016

Last year was the year of random song discoveries, but this year was all about albums. Some of my favorite musicians released great albums this year: BORNS, Frightened Rabbit, and Lucius combine to hold 9 out of the 17 slots on this year’s list. Also, Kyle Morton, lead singer of my favorite band, Typhoon, released […]


Best of the Blog 2016

Best of the Blog 2016

I’m gearing up for my end-of-year posts next week about my favorite books, movies, games, and songs of 2016. But for now, I’ll start with the most-read entries on my personal blog this year. It was interesting to look back at the stats for this year, notably because two of the most-read entries are also the […]


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 […]


What’s Your Favorite Spoon?

What's Your Favorite Spoon?

I’m 35 years old, and I’ve never bought silverware. When I went to college, my parents gave me some of their old silverware. Forks, spoons, knives, chopsticks, that sort of thing. Over the years as I’ve had roommates come and go, I’ve accumulated more random utensils. Now I have more than enough. So it was […]


Best of the Blog 2015

2015 has been a really fun year for me to write this blog. Whereas last year I felt a constant push and pull between my personal blog and my company blog, this year they both cheerfully coexisted instead of fighting over my attention. If I didn’t have inspiration for either of them on any given day, […]


My Favorite Songs of 2015

My Favorite Songs of 2015

As I look back on my top-rated songs purchased in 2015 (I purchase individual songs on iTunes), I’m struck by the different ways I discovered these songs. At least 10 of them came from TV shows, movie trailers, and commercials (thank you, Shazam, for helping me identify them!). Several others are from pop culture references, […]


My Favorite Books of 2015

I think I’ve enjoyed the act of reading more in 2015 than any other year. I’ve found that it’s crucially important for me to read fiction every night to help my brain switch from work mode to dream mode, and as I’ve discovered more great books to read, the prospect of climbing into bed to […]


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 […]


My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of Today)

My Top 10 Favorite Tabletop Games (as of Today)

It’s been too long since I updated this list (here’s the previous version)–so long, in fact, that there are a few games on my old list I no longer like! Shows how fickle I am. I’ve excluded the games I’ve designed and/or published from this list. This list is geared towards the games I would […]


My Favorite Books of 2014

My Favorite Books of 2014

After only reading 14 books last year, I more than doubled that number this year (29). I’ve found that reading fiction is the best way for me to turn off my brain before I go to sleep, so I’ve gotten wrapped up in a lot of great books. Here are my 5 favorites: 5. Redshirts by […]