ePawn Arena: Do Gamers Need It?

Gamers love gadgets. Gamers love games. It should be no surprise that gamers want to combine these loves, and a new product just launched on Kickstarter to do that. But is the ePawn Arena for real, or is it just another tabletop white elephant?

200 Members! What’s Next?

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been traveling around and doing some consulting for the last few months. I didn’t have a lot of time to write blogs or manage the group, but it seemed to get along just fine without me. We’re now at 200 members and growing, so the question…

A Change of Seasons

September is here! And while it may still feel like summer down here in Central Texas, the seasons are changing and fall is on the way. Which leads me to wonder: why don’t games do more with slow changes like seasons?

Why Acquire is Like James Bond

I enjoy new games, but it takes years to properly appreciate a classic. I recently had a chance to renew my love affair with Acquire, and it reminded me that when you get a game design right, it’s timeless. It can also be like a British superspy, but we’ll get to that. Sid Sackson‘s masterpiece…

First Year

That was fast! It seems like just yesterday that I was setting up a meetup group, but this week the San Marcos Board Gamers complete their first year as an organization! “Organization” is a strong word, of course. We don’t really do anything formal, and I for one would like to keep it that way….

6 Months, 50 Members, 8 Meetups, Not Bad!

Exactly 6 months ago, I hit the “go” button and launched the Meetup group for the San Marcos Board Gamers. How have things stacked up in this time? Well, the headline says it all: “Not bad.” A few days ago, we passed the 50 member mark — thanks for joining, Stephanie! We’ve met at least once…