Merrill’s Marauders: Commandos in Burma, 1943-1945

I ordered Merrill’s Marauders: Commandos in Burma, 1943-1945 on a whim because I needed a few extra dollars added to my Amazon order for free shipping. It's my first solitaire game and the solo play concept is somewhat interesting. The game comes in a ziplock bag and includes a small map of Burma, 40 counters, 18 …

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Games with Friends

I've been thinking a lot about friendships lately, specifically male friendships. Honestly, I've been thinking a lot about masculinity, male relationships, family, and life past the age of thirty. I came across this article the other day The Legion Lonely by Stephen Thomas and it hit really close to home. With the exception of being …

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A Nice Surprise

Yesterday I told you guys the disappointing story of my long lost copy of Labyrinth, its two month trip back and forth across the Pacific ocean, and my final decision to move on. Well it made it. So now I have Combat Commander and Labyrinth. I'm going to keep them both of course but need …

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Playing Twilight Struggle: The Cold War 1945-1989

This weekend Judy and I decided to bust out Twilight Struggle and throw down some Commie vs Capitalist action. We managed to get two games, each winning one. The first one was a complete shutdown. Judy playing the Soviets locked down the Middle East, Africa, and most of Asia before I could contain the Red …

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Cave Farming Dwarves with Caverna: The Cave Farmers by Uwe Rosenberg

Finally in bed after a relaxing but a somewhat unique weekend. I went to work for one day on Friday, caught up on hundreds of emails, and figured out my schedule for the next couple of weeks. Then I spent the rest of the weekend housesitting our friend's dog with my Judy. It was actually …

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Conquest of Paradise

This is a game I want to try. I like the Pacific Ocean Polynesian theme. Tropical islands, canoes, cool villages. This review makes me want to play it even more. When I was a kid, I remember watching the most awesome movie called The Gods Must Be Crazy. It was a South African made comedy …

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A Weekend of Game: Sekigahara and Lords of Waterdeep

Another fantastic three day weekend is shortly coming to a close. The past three days have been a blast. We continued exploring around our neighborhood, trying new restaurants, and going on our now weekly hikes. You can check out all the great sights from this weekends adventure through Kamakura at Judy's blog Adventurous Abroad. She takes some …

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Wargaming Time!

This guy just arrived. A block war-game about the unification of Japan for me to play in Japan. Excited. This weekend swords and muskets shall clash.