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Quick Bits: Playing the same game back to back?

Authorianoble    CategoryBoard Games, Quick Bits     Tags

One of the main differences between when I play games with my fiancee and when I play with my gaming group is that she loves to play the same game back to back to back to… This is something that never happens with the group, most likely because the games we play as a group are much more in depth and generally take much longer to “reset” in order to play a new game.

Just the other night Lisa and I played Zombie Dice about 4 times in a row followed by Seven Dragons about 6 times. Usually I get the “let’s play again” request because I beat her and she just can’t put the game away after a loss. Quite the competitive one, she is!

Do you find yourself wanting to play a game back to back or do you & your group like to change things up after one play through?

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Quick Bits: Second half of 2011 will be a doozy!

It seems as if 2011 has been a banner year in the board/card game hobby. Just looking at the number of quality games that have been released in the first 6 months of the year, you could say this has been one of the very best years ever. And with still a whole half of year left, things don’t appear to be slowing down.

For me the second half of the year is going to bring some big additions to my collection. Some games from new or very small publishers (thanks to, some games from the publishers we all know & love and a few reprints that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for a long time. All in all, this is going to be one heck of a happy ending to 2011!

Here are all the games I have already paid for and will, hopefully, be able to add to my collection by the end of this year.

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Quick Bits: Holy Grail games

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As I get more and more involved with the board game hobby, I get a better appreciation for some of the games that laid the foundation for all of the great games that are available today. Because of this I have been starting to come across a few older titles that would really be special additions to my ever growing collection. Either because they finish a set of similar games, they are actually better than the newer version or simply because there has been nothing like it since. Here are a couple of those games that I would love to have in my collection.
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Quick Bits: My favorite online boardgame implementations

There are times when I don’t get many opportunities to bring any physical boardgames to the table, luckily there are many of my favorite games available on sites like, and Here are three of my favorite implementations that I’ve been able to enjoy recently.
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How I resist the “Cult of the New”…most of the time

With so many really intriguing new games coming out these days, along with my Twitter followers always trying and recommending new games, I’ve had to come up with some guidelines in order for me to resist becoming the newest member of the “Cult of the New”.

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First and foremost, it must be something that I can play with my fiancée. This means the type of game has to be one that we’ll both want to play, along with having a 2 player experience that holds up just as well as playing with 3, 4 or 5. Sure, Through the Ages, Dominant Species and Memoir ’44 might be great games, but they will all just sit on my shelf and never see the light of day, except for that rare time they might get played at game night or a convention.
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