I fully expect that the flood of amazing games is going to slow down eventually. To abate somewhat. Maybe even decline. Yet, every year ends up being as amazing as the previous. Until I looked back, I thought 2017 was a fairly average year (it felt horribly below average, at least, for several reasons) however, … Continue reading Best Board Games of 2017
Well, it's almost Gencon and my Facebook feed is loaded with airport selfies and I've glued to my phone looking for surprise reveals (Clank! in Space? OMG YES). After several glances through the Gencon Preview list on BBG, I've listed a couple of releases (or demos) that have me particularly excited. Spirit Island (Greater Than … Continue reading What Games Should I Get: Gencon Edition
What should I get? There are several wonderful board and card games currently blowing up my world and featured at my library. If you are looking to add some variety to your collection, I think these would be wonderful additions.
I'm a bit over the Summer Slide so lets talk about what board games fit right in with this summer's theme of "Building a Better World." In the following three posts I will dive into three different topics: City Building, Environmental, and Farming, which meet the summer's theme. Each topic is divided into Beginner games, … Continue reading “Building a Better World” with City Building Games
2016 was an amazing year in board games with many games popping up perfect for the library. As I stated last year, it is nearly impossible to play and review even a large portion of all of the game that come out in a year. And it is even harder to be able to recommend … Continue reading Best Board Games of 2016
When only two humans are available, these are the best games to play!
So, the summer is upon us with an interesting theme -- heroes, unmasking, and escaping the ordinary. There is definitely some room for a few interesting board games to feature at your teen or adult events. Lets go through a couple of possibilities. Heroes: An easy way to apply some board games to the theme … Continue reading Board Games for the Summer Reading Program
We are only two months into circulating board games at the Bucks County Library System. Granted, the process of developing the collection, cataloging material, and distributing games out to the branches have been a year long project, I thought it would be interesting to see which titles have hit, which titles have missed, and which … Continue reading What board games are circulating at my library?
The Designer To start off my series on iconic board game designers and their available catalog, I'd like to introduce to you, French game designer, Antoine Bauza. But first, let me explain why I am going to discuss designers. Similar to books and quite unlike the games most of us grew up on; modern board games … Continue reading Better Know A Designer: Antoine Bauza
All games can provide a story but are all games storytelling games? This is a list of six notable storytelling games which are appropriate for most library collections.