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Building A Board Gaming Group #12: Question & Negotiate
Head in the Clouds
In this episode, I describe how I accidentally saved my board game group after the facility that we meet at quintupled their rates.
Updated: March 2, 2015
 
Expansion Overload
Head in the Clouds
Sometimes I get so excited about a game that I buy not only the base game, but also all its expansions. Then, inevitably, trying to learn the base game and its expansions all at once proves to be too overwhelming, and I have to put the game away and write an angry letter instead.
Updated: February 22, 2015
 
Simple Tip For Straightening Bent Miniatures
The Component Proponent
I test a tip for fixing bent plastic board game miniatures. Join me in the Pair Of Dice Paradise test kitchen, where we’ll put this technique to the test!
Updated: February 14, 2015
 
OUTTAKES: Board Games vs. Professional Sports
Plays Well With Others
Any time I talk with Marty Connell, there's a lot of laughs. Between the barbed retorts and connection problems we encountered, we compiled a few outtakes during our interview. Here's a collection of a few of them, in case you'd like to see that sort of thing today.
Updated: February 13, 2015
 
Guest Appearance on Docking Bay 94 Podcast
Podcast Episodes
Thanks to Jason Hancock and Jason Washburn for having me on episode 2 of their Docking Bay 94 podcast. It was a great discussion, and lots of fun. Thanks, guys!

Listen to the episode here.
Updated: February 13, 2015
 
Board Games vs. Professional Sports
Plays Well With Others
On this episode of Plays Well With Others, Marty Connell, sports fan and co-host of the Rolling Dice & Taking Names podcast, joins me to talk about the influence of professional sports over the board game industry, and why there's so few hit board games about sports.
Updated: February 12, 2015
 
A Public Apology To The Abyss Board Game
Head in the Clouds
I issue a public apology to the Abyss board game in this episode, for statements I recently made regarding its insipid decision to be released with five different box covers.
Updated: February 7, 2015
 
The Apprentice Board Game
Thrift Sift
Today I showcase The Apprentice board game, brought to us by the truly differently-thinking mind of Donald Trump. Does The Apprentice board game still get us as “fired” up today as it did back in 2004? Let’s find out, on this episode of Thrift Sift!
Updated: February 5, 2015
 
Why Do We Buy Board Games?
Head in the Clouds
I’m joined today by a portion of the not-yet-played games in my collection. With so much untouched cardboard accumulating, I began to ponder why we continue acquiring games, increasing our piles of play potential, while so many games go unplayed?
Updated: February 1, 2015
 
Games Yet Unplayed
Head in the Clouds
How many unplayed board games are in someone’s collection at any given time? Surely everybody must have at least ONE game in their collection that they’ve never played. Right?!?
Updated: January 27, 2015
 
Why I Resolve Not To Buy Imperial Assault This Year
Head in the Clouds
I resolve that I will NOT give in and purchase Imperial Assault. Now, you may find my lack of faith in this game disturbing, but let me tell you why I’m sticking stubbornly to this resolution until I the day I inevitably cave in.
Updated: January 17, 2015
 
Board Gaming New Year's Resolutions for 2015
Head in the Clouds
This episode features the completely original idea of sharing my three board gaming New Years resolutions with you. New Years resolutions: the holiday tradition equivalent of sharing slides of your recent tour of a cheese factory.
Updated: January 11, 2015
 
Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #1 Favorite
Head in the Clouds
We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. And today is the number one standout: my favorite game I played for the first time in 2014.
Updated: December 31, 2014
 
Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #1 Disappointment
Head in the Clouds
We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. Today is (reading from notes)... hoo-boy… my biggest disappointment of 2014.
Updated: December 30, 2014
 
Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #2 Favorite
Head in the Clouds
We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. We pass the halfway point in this installment, with my second-favorite game that I played for the first time in 2014! What it is? Well, I’ll tell you what it isn’t. It isn’t a game. See, as I worked on this installment, it became more about a game designer that I played for the first time this year. Allow me to explain.
Updated: December 28, 2014
 
Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #2 Disappointment
Head in the Clouds
We’re counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. In this installment, I divulge disappointing game number two...
Updated: December 26, 2014
 
Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #3 Favorite
Head in the Clouds
Hello, Chaz Marler from Pair Of Dice Paradise, and we’ve started counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. In this installment, I crack the plastic on the Top Games games of the list, with number three!
Updated: December 24, 2014
 
Top (And Bottom) Boardgames of 2014: #3 Disappointment
Head in the Clouds
We're counting down my Official Top (And Bottom) Three Games of 2014. These are the standouts that I played this year for the first time. Will your favorites be one of my hits (or misses) of the year?
Updated: December 22, 2014
 
Blurble Board Game Review
Get Your Wings (Reviews)
The party game Blurble is here to test whether you're really as adept at coming up with words as you think you are. Do you think your vocabulary is revolutionary? Then let’s take a closer look at Blurble, and find out if this game gets its wings.
Updated: December 10, 2014
 
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