Terraforming Mars: Kyle’s Thoughts

    For years, I was sure that the process of terraforming mars would involve the implementation of some futuristic technology constructed by an alien race – like that thing Arnold Schwarzenegger activated at the end of Total Recall. Game designer Jacob Fryxelius (pronounced: jay-cub) has made me doubt that theory with his game Terraforming Read more about Terraforming Mars: Kyle’s Thoughts[…]

FAQ: “Do you run any RPGs at game nights?”

Over the years I’ve gotten at least a couple dozen inquiries regarding Role-Playing Games at The Loaded Die game nights, and the answer isn’t as simple as people hope. TLD and our TLD Game Nights focus on building and fostering a gigantic community centered around board gaming.  Tabletop RPGs are obviously a close cousin of board Read more about FAQ: “Do you run any RPGs at game nights?”[…]

Board Gaming Etiquette – Learning how to Teach a Game

Teaching, in general, is a talent that most people aren’t exactly born with, and teaching board games comes with its own set of challenges. Teaching board games to a player that’s new to the hobby and is still skeptical as to whether or not they’ll like it is the most difficult challenge of all, and Read more about Board Gaming Etiquette – Learning how to Teach a Game[…]

5 Games That You Should Own

I’m a gamer, and I’ve been a gamer my entire life.  Before discovering the world of hobby board games I had love affairs with a myriad of board, card, yard, and bar games, which were often intense and lasting for several years.  Some of them (like chess) have been on and off mistresses for over Read more about 5 Games That You Should Own[…]

Board Gaming Etiquette – Learning how to Learn a Game

Do you find that your game group pulls a new title out of their satchel every week, ready to dig in to the hotness? Or maybe you’re this person? “The Cult of the New” as they’re called likes to play new games on a regular basis, constantly trying to discern their tastes and refine their Read more about Board Gaming Etiquette – Learning how to Learn a Game[…]