A photograph of an assortment of dice and beads on a blue tabletop. There are four beads in the center, lined up so that their letters spell out "GAME"

June 2023 Convention Calendar

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in June!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona Phoenix Fan Fusion: Phoenix, June 2-4 Arkansas  n/a California ...
THe kickstarter banner for Raccoon Sky Pirates. It shows a black and white illustration of a raccoon leaping away from a rock toward a space ship of some kind

Trashing the Neighborhood: A Review of Raccoon Sky Pirates, a miniature TTRPG

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
When you think about playing tabletop RPGs, the first thought that you have is generally about the epic-scale adventures of heroes: science fiction...
A section of the cover of boop, which shows a cartoon calico cat in a purple circle, against a black background with pawprints. The name of the game is written in purple bubble letters above the cat.

A Review of Boop, a Game of Herding Cats

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Have you ever heard the expression “it’s like herding cats”? It means that whatever task you’re undergoing is difficult, time-consuming, and frustr...
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April Gaming Convention Calendar 2023

AnnouncementMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in April!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona  n/a Arkansas  n/a California GameSchoolCon: Irvine, Apr 13-16...
Art from one of the shop cards in Flamecraft. it shows a man in robes with a staff and long black hair commanding a purple dragon to breathe flames, while a happy family looks on and cheers

A Review of Flamecraft, a Game of Adorable Dragons

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
The fantasy genre has gotten a lot of new boardgames in the last few years. The sudden expansion of the audience of Dungeons and Dragons, the popul...
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March Gaming Convention Calendar 2023

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in March!   Alabama n/a Alaska n/a Arizona  n/a Arkansas  n/a California WonderCon: Anaheim, Mar 24-26 Jo...
A cropped illustration from the cover of The Yawning Portal Game. it shows a variety of adventurers at an inn, seated at a long table with different kinds of food laid out between them.

A Review of The Yawning Portal Game

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
This year, with the previous release of a Dragonlance sourcebook and the upcoming release of the DnD movie (which looks to mainly concern the Sword...
A image of the box art for DnD Clue. It shows a red skinned tiefling in armor, standing in front of a cityscape and next to what looks like a puzzle box of some kind

A Review of Dungeons and Dragons Clue (5th Edition Version, 2019)

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
It’s almost always fun when Dungeons and Dragons crosses over with other kinds of media. It’s great to see them utilize the story and lore that has...
A photograph of a person's hand rolling a die into a small pile of other dice. Behind this is a helmet and gauntlets for a suit of medieval armor

January 2023 Gaming Convention Calendar

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
Here are the gaming conventions going on in December!   Alabama Rocket City Gamefest: Huntsville, Jan 21-23 Alaska  Platypus-Con: Juneau, Jan 8-10...
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December Gaming Convention Calendar 2022

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
  Here are the gaming conventions going on in December! Alabama n/a Alaska  n/a Arizona  n/a Arkansas  n/a California n/a Colorado n/a Connecticut...
A photo of the Title of the Clacks Collectors Edition game, with the title in gold and the A in the shape of a Clacks Tower.

GNU: A Review of Clacks, a Board Game of Discworld

boardgamesMorgan Carpenter
If you’re a fan of fantasy novels, then I’m sure you’ve at least heard of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discword series. It spans dozens of novels, supplem...
Box art for the boardgame Clue - it shows the title of the game: "Clue: Classic Detective Game", with painted illustrations of several individuals in different colored 1950s clothing seeming to investigate some kind of house.

Running Clue in Ravenloft: A Fun Halloween One-shot for Boardgame Lovers

Blog PostMorgan Carpenter
Fall is officially upon us. Leaves are falling (in places where leaves actually fall), days are getting shorter, and the spooks are coming out each...