GenCon 2018 Review

GenCon – The funnest ‘Con we’ve been to in years When you think of board games you typically think of the traditional mass-market games like Monopoly, Sorry, and a slew of others that have been around since your creation. Like many people I grew up playing those games but moved on to some of the ‘fringe’ games like D&D and numerous titles from vendors like Avalon Hill and SSI. As I reached adulthood I branched out even further and started getting into tabletop games like Necromunda, Warhammer, and other miniatures based table-top games. Despite what I thought was a healthy … Continue reading

Battleground World War II By Easy Eight

Battleground WWII Game by Easy Eight

We started playing this game in 2012 after one of us (me ) finally forked over the money so we could try something new. I went ahead and bought the rules set and miniatures direct from Easy Eight. Of course, before you can play any tabletop game you have to have the figures and the terrain ready to go. This was the only disappointing thing about the process. The figures were very cartoony and not detailed at all. On the bright side, I tend to not spend a lot of time painting figures that aren’t going to turn out well … Continue reading

What is the real definition of a Grognard?

Well, here it is, Saturday morning. I got Mystery Science Theater playing (Episode 509 “The Girl In Lover’s Lane”), which features one of my favorite character names, Big Stupid (aka Bix Dugan). Anyway, I use that time to also catch up on my favorite blogs while sipping the overpriced hot brown water they label as ‘coffee’ at QuickTrip. It was during my routine blog perusal that I caught someone describing a fellow gamer as a ‘Grognard’. Their reasoning for doing so was simply based on the fact that the person was over 40 and grumpy. I couldn’t believe this gross … Continue reading

Computer games: Oldies but Goodies

Sid Meier's Railrods - A classic game that still holds up

Over the last couple of years I’ve updated and reinstalled Windows several times on my desktop. This latest iteration was when I upgraded my motherboard and memory over the holidays. I started reloading some of the essential work related software like Visual Studio, Adobe Suite, and of course SQL Express. Once I get the work essentials done, I then look at what entertainment software I’m going to put back on my machine. In that process, something interesting happens. I find there is a handful of games that I repeatedly reinstall no matter what the age. They are timeless (IMHO) and … Continue reading

PC Gamer’s List Of Top 100 Games Leaves Off The Classics

The kids at PC Gamer posted a list of what they consider the top 100 games, then throw in the disclaimer that these are the best games today. They have some from the mid 90’s but most everything else is recent visual masturbation. They completely ignored the ground breakers, the innovators, and the pioneers. So, being a gamer that has seen them all since 1982, I’ve decided to add just a few of my favorites from the dawn of computer gaming. These would be on a TRUE list of the top 100 PC Games EVER. Kings Quest (1985) and King’s … Continue reading

Fishing Frenzy – Free online game

Fish Frenzy FREE online games

Nice, quick, easy to play. If you’ve got a couple of minutes to kill and jsut want a quick arcade game you can get out of quick, give this a try! Try to angle as many fishes as possible, as every sea dweller gives you points.With the perfect timing you will manage it and catch the big fishes with the highest rating. Just keep attention to the sharks, they love the little sea creatures as well and try to steal your possible points. Use your bombs wisely and win the hunt! Party Game Place

Knights and Brides – Strategy Games on

Knights and Brides game

This game is a very welcomed surprise! I’m used to playing a lot of the arcade type games that offers, but I decided to try a strategy game for a change. I was amazed at the graphics. Everything from the intro to the gameplay. There numerous help screens that pan down as you progress telling you what options are available. Throughout the game there are little ‘gamelets’ that take you to different arcade style games like jousting. Here you use the money you’ve made to buy better equipment or give yourself an advantage psychologically. Try it and I think you’ll … Continue reading