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Interview with A Gateway Gamer Runs Through
Plays Well With Others
On August 25th, I spoke with Barry Reynolds, host of the "A Gateway Gamer Runs Through" YouTube channel.

This was a live, web-streaming event on Google+, where we discussed board games, podcasting, and whatever else came to mind.
Updated: August 25, 2014
 
Small, Comfy Bites: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 3
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
In this installment in this series on making the board gaming experience more enjoyable for those of us with social anxiety, I discuss expanding your social circles in small, comfy bites.
Updated: August 24, 2014
 
Terminology: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 2
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
In this installment in this series on making the board gaming experience more enjoyable for those of us with social anxiety, I discuss the difference between two topics we'll be covering: introversion and social anxiety.
Updated: August 24, 2014
 
Introduction: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 1
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
This is the first installment in my new board-game-related series, "Meeples For Sheepish Peoples", where I discuss suggestions on how to improve your gaming experience for those of us with social anxiety.
Updated: August 24, 2014
 
GenCant 2014 Contest!
The Silver Lining
Several board game podcasters and content creators, all absent from GenCon this year, have joined forces to collectively sponsor a GenCan’t 2014 contest. At the time of this recording, the contest has already started, and continues through the end of Sunday, August 17th, 2014!
Updated: August 13, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #20: Treasure Hunting
Head in the Clouds
I’m off to go treasure hunting. … What’s that? No, the treasure I’m looking for isn’t long-since-buried doubloons, but long-since-discarded cardboard.
Updated: August 12, 2014
 
Esoteric Order Of Gamers
The Component Proponent
I'm a big advocate of quick reference sheets. An excellent source of quick reference sheets is the website for The Esoteric Order Of Gamers As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the best-kept secrets on the internet. And if you’ve met the internet, then you know it’s not very good at keeping secrets.
Updated: August 7, 2014
 
My Second Season Fence
The Silver Lining
You find yourself walking through a peaceful meadow. You’ve got on your favorite hat, and the weather is perfect. Suddenly, you come to a very tall fence in the middle of the meadow, blocking further progress forward. The fence travels as far as you can see to both the left and the right, so there’s no bypassing it that way. Your desired destination lies on the other side of that fence, so what’s the easiest way to get yourself onto the other side of it?
Updated: August 1, 2014
 
The OC Television Show Board Game
Thrift Sift
In The OC Television Show Board Game, you’ll encounter attractive Californians, roll a die, visit an ATM, and go surfing. How could you not turn that into a board game?
Updated: July 30, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #18: Working Backwards
Head in the Clouds
Group gaming your improve you help backwards working can? That's the question I ask on this week's Board Game Breakfast segment by The Dice Tower.
Updated: July 29, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #17: Technology In Board Games
Head in the Clouds
What role should technology play in board games? That's the question I ask in my segment on The Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast show this week.
Updated: July 29, 2014
 
Firewall Preview
Get Your Wings (Reviews)
Do you have the L33T skilz necessary to crack the central mainframe and take control of it? Find out in this preview of Firewall, which pits hacker against hacker, by Sarcastic Robot games.
Updated: July 23, 2014
 
GTS Come And Play Day 2014: Conclusion
Events
I hope you've found this series of videos interesting and entertaining. It was a nice opportunity for a post-Origins, pre-GenCon peek into recent and upcoming releases. Thanks to GTS for hosting the event, to all the publishers who spoke with me!
Updated: July 11, 2014
 
GTS Come And Play Day 2014: Strike A Pose / Hearts Of AttrAction
Events
At GTS, R&R Games was giving hilarious demonstrations of two of their new games: Strike A Pose and Hearts Of Attraction. Let's have Dan DeLorenzo of R&R Games get us in on the fun.
Updated: July 11, 2014
 
GTS Come And Play Day 2014: Zombies Keep Out
Events
Join me at the Privateer Press booth at GTS to glean more information about Zombies Keep Out; a cooperative, wacky zombie invasion game.
Updated: July 11, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #15: Do You Smell?
Plays Well With Others
I have some background in publishing, so there’s a thrill I get from the bouquet of freshly printed publications. In the mid-90’s, when I was introduced to Magic: The Gathering, every pack offered the opportunity of odoriferous inebriation. There’s nothing else that quite smells like a fresh pack of Magic cards. Can the scent of a freshly cracked pack become habit forming?
Updated: July 10, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #14: Snacks, Spills and Stains
Plays Well With Others
Carl wrote and asked, “when playing, how do you handle food and beverages, and the ever looming threat of spills?” Excellent question. Here's my take on the subject...
Updated: July 10, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #13: Trains Terrain
Plays Well With Others
I recently did a couple segments on upgrading the train cubes in Trains. Anyway, since then, I’ve received requests for suggestions on upgrading the stations and maps in Trains as well.
Updated: July 10, 2014
 
GTS Come And Play Day 2014: Skull And Shackles
Events
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is preparing to release a completely new series: Skull And Shackles. What new features, dangers and innovations will this next series bring to the Adventure Card Game system? Mike Selinker, the game's designer, was on hand to divulge some of its secrets.
Updated: July 8, 2014