Board Games Archive

  • “One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It’s brutal. And there’s a trophy.” – Bobby Flay Perhaps the competition in your family is as strenuous as in Bobby Flay’s; perhaps not. With the holidays and family time ahead of us, let’s discuss the merits of sharing Game play with our loved ones during this season, and how these times actually become in our memories perhaps the most cherished of the gifts we share. Games are the gateway to community. Allow me to re-introduce myself.  I am Jonathan Albin, the Game Market Guru, transforming lives through organized play. I write under, […]

    GameSlinger Revealed: The Game Market Guru’s Holiday Games Guide

    “One of the things that happens in my house on the holidays is after dessert, we sit down to a very ambitious men-versus-women game of Trivial Pursuit. It’s brutal. And there’s a trophy.” – Bobby Flay Perhaps the competition in your family is as strenuous as in Bobby Flay’s; perhaps not. With the holidays and family time ahead of us, let’s discuss the merits of sharing Game play with our loved ones during this season, and how these times actually become in our memories perhaps the most cherished of the gifts we share. Games are the gateway to community. Allow me to re-introduce myself.  I am Jonathan Albin, the Game Market Guru, transforming lives through organized play. I write under, […]

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  • If you’ve heard the name, but never played the game, than this review is for you.  Before I delve into a lengthy description let me state this for the record: To date, this is the best boardgame I have ever played! That said, the Lords of Waterdeep board game sat, wrapped in cellophane upon my game shelves for almost two months before we finally decided to crack it open.  I think the terrible cover art kept scaring me away, I’m sorry but I hail from the days of Larry Elmore and Jeff Easley.  Anyway, I finally gathered the courage to tear away the slick cellophane skin, and that’s what matters. Cracking open the box was a pleasure, albeit a bit […]

    Lords of Waterdeep

    If you’ve heard the name, but never played the game, than this review is for you.  Before I delve into a lengthy description let me state this for the record: To date, this is the best boardgame I have ever played! That said, the Lords of Waterdeep board game sat, wrapped in cellophane upon my game shelves for almost two months before we finally decided to crack it open.  I think the terrible cover art kept scaring me away, I’m sorry but I hail from the days of Larry Elmore and Jeff Easley.  Anyway, I finally gathered the courage to tear away the slick cellophane skin, and that’s what matters. Cracking open the box was a pleasure, albeit a bit […]

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  • Matt Wilson, Chief Creative Officer of Privateer Press & Director of the film Wolfsbane sat down with NERD TREK for an exclusive interview.  Privateer Press is responsible for the WARMACHINE product line as well as HORDES, IRON KINGDOMS, and No Quarter Magazine.  The movie Wolfsbane is Wilson’s first foray into the film industry and is a steam-punk twist on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood.   JN:  Hello Matt, thanks for taking the time to meet with NERD TREK and answer some questions!   MW: My pleasure! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to be able to get back to you. I think this has been, quite possibly, one of the busiest years of my life due in no small part […]

    NERD TREK interview with Matt Wilson of Privateer Press!

    Matt Wilson, Chief Creative Officer of Privateer Press & Director of the film Wolfsbane sat down with NERD TREK for an exclusive interview.  Privateer Press is responsible for the WARMACHINE product line as well as HORDES, IRON KINGDOMS, and No Quarter Magazine.  The movie Wolfsbane is Wilson’s first foray into the film industry and is a steam-punk twist on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood.   JN:  Hello Matt, thanks for taking the time to meet with NERD TREK and answer some questions!   MW: My pleasure! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to be able to get back to you. I think this has been, quite possibly, one of the busiest years of my life due in no small part […]

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  • The Legend of Drizzt board game is part of the Adventure System Board Games by Wizards of the Coast. These games are designed as a co-op experience with no DM required! In this game you get to play as Drizzt and his companions. It contains scenarios set around the city of Neverwinter. You will be getting a lot of Drizzt and his followers throughout your adventures in this board game.  For those of you who don’t already know, Drizzt Do’Urden is the most famous character in the Forgotten Realms world.  Created by R.A. Salvatore and featured in his New York Times Best Selling novels, Drizzt and his companions have become a fantasy staple for fantasy fans and RPG fanatics alike! […]

    THE LEGEND OF DRIZZT Board Game

    The Legend of Drizzt board game is part of the Adventure System Board Games by Wizards of the Coast. These games are designed as a co-op experience with no DM required! In this game you get to play as Drizzt and his companions. It contains scenarios set around the city of Neverwinter. You will be getting a lot of Drizzt and his followers throughout your adventures in this board game.  For those of you who don’t already know, Drizzt Do’Urden is the most famous character in the Forgotten Realms world.  Created by R.A. Salvatore and featured in his New York Times Best Selling novels, Drizzt and his companions have become a fantasy staple for fantasy fans and RPG fanatics alike! […]

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  • Have you ever played “Chutes ‘n’ Ladders” or “Tic-tac-toe”? Of course you have. If so, you know why the world is a safer place. And you’re to blame for all that’s wrong with America. Have you ever played “Cops ‘n’ Robbers” or “Cowboys ‘n’ Indians”? Of course you have. If so, you know why we can say “f*ck” in almost any conversation, but we face the gallows figuratively if we say the “N-word”.  And you’re to blame for the intolerance of America.  (Ironically, the Editor censored specific words within this piece driving the author’s point home!) Have you ever played “Monopoly” or “Life”? Of course you have. If so, you know why Bernie Madoff made off with so much money […]

    Running with Scissors. Cars with Fins. Fun with Games.

    Have you ever played “Chutes ‘n’ Ladders” or “Tic-tac-toe”? Of course you have. If so, you know why the world is a safer place. And you’re to blame for all that’s wrong with America. Have you ever played “Cops ‘n’ Robbers” or “Cowboys ‘n’ Indians”? Of course you have. If so, you know why we can say “f*ck” in almost any conversation, but we face the gallows figuratively if we say the “N-word”.  And you’re to blame for the intolerance of America.  (Ironically, the Editor censored specific words within this piece driving the author’s point home!) Have you ever played “Monopoly” or “Life”? Of course you have. If so, you know why Bernie Madoff made off with so much money […]

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