Tabletop 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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  • It happened again. As Charlie Brown used to say, in the Peanuts strip, “I can’t stand it”. It completely drives me crazy when anyone asks: “So, what do you do for a living?” The question is innocuous enough, and not meant to be other than the kind associated with small talk and introductions.  Small talk shouldn’t be this hard. The person asking has probably just told me they are plumber, a teacher, an associate executive merchandising division manager. Those terms are all fairly easily digestible, and go down easy, like the weather or the traffic coming into town today. My answers always seem to shift from the shallow to the deeper end of the conversation pool in an instant. “Oh, […]

    By way of Introduction

    It happened again. As Charlie Brown used to say, in the Peanuts strip, “I can’t stand it”. It completely drives me crazy when anyone asks: “So, what do you do for a living?” The question is innocuous enough, and not meant to be other than the kind associated with small talk and introductions.  Small talk shouldn’t be this hard. The person asking has probably just told me they are plumber, a teacher, an associate executive merchandising division manager. Those terms are all fairly easily digestible, and go down easy, like the weather or the traffic coming into town today. My answers always seem to shift from the shallow to the deeper end of the conversation pool in an instant. “Oh, […]

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