WashingCon – the District’s Best Board Game Convention

WashingCon marked its 3rd anniversary as DC’s premiere board game convention with over a thousand gamers attending to play games, check out panels, inspect new releases from a few game studios, and participate in tournaments. The organization of this event was on point – check in was a breeze, staff were easy to identify inContinue reading “WashingCon – the District’s Best Board Game Convention”

Influental Women in the Gaming Industry Satine Phoenix

 Satine Phoenix is a true force in the gaming industry. She has been using her fame to promote gaming. Satine has also helped force people to rethink stereotypes about the gamers who play Dungeons and Dragons and how.   Satine is not what the media portrays a gamer to be and that is important. TooContinue reading “Influental Women in the Gaming Industry Satine Phoenix”

It Takes a Village – Board Game Grrrls and the Importance of Women Gaming Groups

Games of all sorts are a fantastic way to connect with people whether they’re old friends or you’ve just met. Whenever my partner and I move to a new area our first priority is finding a local game group, and a few of those folks always wind up becoming good friends. For women this canContinue reading “It Takes a Village – Board Game Grrrls and the Importance of Women Gaming Groups”

Influential Female Characters: Keyleth

Most of my readers and our fans know that when I started gaming again, my Dungeon Master suggested I watch some Critical Role to help me. I have a habit of getting stuck in my own head and being too worried about rules to just play and have fun. The show did help and also giveContinue reading “Influential Female Characters: Keyleth”

Influential Females Character: Alice Liddell

Alice Liddell is the protagonist of American McGee’s Alice, a game that takes place years after Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. While Alice has been away, Wonderland has become corrupted, or maybe Alice has. Now, she has to return and fight to make things right again. That way, she can save Wonderland and herself. American McGee’sContinue reading “Influential Females Character: Alice Liddell”

Catlilli Games – When Science meets Board Gaming

I had the good fortune to meet the driving force behind Catlilli Games at my first game demo at WashingCon last month. I was immediately hooked by Tacto, a programming in the guise of Tic-Tac-Toe that both teaches programming AND is genuinely fun to play. Catlilli Games has successfully bridged the gap between learning ANDContinue reading “Catlilli Games – When Science meets Board Gaming”

Giving Thanks to Games

Since this is the time of the year for reflection and thankfulness, I thought I’d ask my fellow admins what games they were thankful for. This is what we had to say:   My sister has always been my best friend but, as we get older and life becomes increasingly more hectic and stressful, ourContinue reading “Giving Thanks to Games”