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Through the Breach Episode #6 – Part 5

The group is deep underground in the mines. They may have found what is causing the deaths of all the miners. How can they put an end to all of the murders happening to mines?

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Through the Breach Episode #06 – Part 4

It is time to find out what was deep down in the mines! Who is this mysterious miner found down below and does he know what is going on? Let’s get to the bottom of this.

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Goodbye UnPub, Hello Unpublished Game Designer Day!

Due to UnPub not posting our library event, not responding to multiple emails, not responding to their contact forum, and not responding on Twitter, we will be rebranding our event in November to Unpublished Game Designers Day!

If you are an unpublished game designer and want to come out to Silver Spring, MD to show off your cool upcoming game, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Through the Breach Episode #06 – Part 3

We last left the crew about to chase down a suspicious looking character who scurried off when they saw us. Who was that and why were they running off? Let’s get back to the chase!

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Through the Breach Episode #06 – Part 2

When we last left the crew, someone was coming up behind them while something dark (and probably scary) was coming right for them! What other mysteries lay in the deep recesses of this cave system? Will Calinore get some more mining done? What is causing these minors to drop dead?

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Pandemic really a solo game?

One of the biggest games out there, Pandemic is a game that I would comfortably says resides with Catan. But recently I got to thinking about how the game works and what it happening. I think the fact that there is only one path of successful moves towards the end of the game kind of points out flaws.

Perhaps the reason why Pandemic can be the pinnacle of Alpha Gamers is because it is really a single player game that is dividing up some of the actions amongst multiple people?

Think about the last time you won or nearly won a game of Pandemic, how often were there really a variety of options for your turn? Or was it more of the group/others saying, “you have to do XYZ on your turn so we don’t lose?” I find myself biting my tongue from time to time to let the players have “their own turn” but they could bring certain doom!

I’ll leave the puzzle aspect for another time but Pandemic might not be the great, group game gamers might think it is.

This has been “Dork Rambles,” a quick blurb about random board game thoughts I have that hopefully gets you thinking as well as I.

Through the Breach Episode #06 – Part 1

There have been a string of miners showing up dead in the mines. A union representative is urgent for this to stop and have come to our crew. Just want is killing all of these workers?

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Introducing New Games…

It is always a joy to introduce games to people, especially when they enjoy them. The excitement and fun showing in their face is hard to hide. But what if their words afterwards about it are positive but in a negative way?

While I don’t try to dismiss other games (outside of Dominion and We Didn’t Play Test This Game), it kind of makes me take step back when I show someone a new game and then they mention they don’t want to play a game they own any more because of it. On the one hand, they found something awesome. On the other hand, I made them feel like their game is inadequate. Is this something to worry about or a case of not my problem?

This has been “Dork Rambles,” a quick blurb about random board game thoughts I have that hopefully gets you thinking as well as I.

Through the Breach Episode Episode #05 – Part 4

It is all down to this. The crew make their way to to and up the pile of bodies. What is going on with Fido? What is Brilliance? Is going up the hill a really bad idea?

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