High scores in video games are a big deal. I’m not talking getting your initials on the screen at your local arcade – I mean globally recognized and recorded scores. Just look at all the gaming leagues around now and it’s easy to see it can be big business. But even back in the day there was some glory to be had being one of the few to get the highest high score in a chosen arcade game. And last week, one of the kings lost his crown. Continue reading Playing Around – Dethroning the King
Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!
Publisher: Red Raven Games
It’s fair to say that geeks are born, not made. It’s just something that’s in us from the start – we gravitate to those things that put us in the category, whether it’s pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy, books, games, science, technology or whatever else is considered beyond mainstream. As such, a big piece of being a geek is indulging in nostalgia. And these days, there are plenty of ways to do that, from collectible figures to movie memorabilia to reboots of shows to movies based on favorite books. But there’s a distinction between true nostalgia and simple reminders. Continue reading She Geek Critique – For the Sake of Nostalgia
In the spring of 1846, George Donner and James Reed set out to lead a group of American pioneers to California, via the Hastings Cutoff. Through a series of mishaps, what was supposed to be a six-month trip stretched through to winter. When the group ended up snowbound in the Sierra Nevada, some resorted to cannibalism to survive. You can relive those glory days with the Donner Dinner Party! Continue reading Playing Around – What’s for Dinner?
Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.