A few words about “Journey to Willamette Valley”

It’s The Oregon Trail Game Journey to Willamette Valley. 
It’s a game of adventure, strategy, and survival.  Re-live the life of pioneers struggling with”starvation, drowning, and rattlesnakes”, as you try to make it from Independence, MO to Willamette Valley.  You’ll have to manage your food supply versus the weather and unexpected diseases.

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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Everything inside Widow’s Walk expansion

The Widow’s Walk Expansion for
Betrayal at House on the Hill adds new rooms, cards, and 50 additional haunts.  Before you pull the tiles from the cardboard sheet you might want to remember what is new and what is original.  Unlike other games, like Arkham Horror, there’s no indication.  If you want to separate and return to their original box but it’s too late,  read below.

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The U.S. Civil War: Learning how to play the opening round

I’ve long wanted to play a sophisticated U.S. civil war game.
As an owner of The Civil War, published by Victory Games, I was fascinated by the detailed rules.  So fascinated, the game went untouched and never played thanks to those same rules.  Decades fly by before a new generation takes its place, its The U.S. Civil War, published by GMT Games.  After weeks of reading rules and watching Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, I wasn’t going to shy this time.

I’ve set up a solo-game with the paper rule book on my left and reading the .pdf of the latest published book on my laptop to my right.  Documenting as much as I can, I journal my moves and reference sections from the rule book.  Strategies will be questionable, the decisions reckless and naive.  All is important is I learn how to play the game and have some fun!

The best way to learn how to play the game is to play the game.

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Betrayal at House on the Hill: Session (10.16.2016)

2016-10-16_betrayal-aJust in time for Halloween,
we break out Betrayal at House on the Hill.  It’s a game session of four.  The professor takes three mental patients out on a late night field trip.  What could go wrong?  The answer is most everything.  Read carefully how the house betrays hero and villains alike.  This session concluded on October 16, 2016.

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Eldritch Horror: First look at the game

EldritchHorror-Cover-aEldritch Horror,
is a spin off board game from the makers of Arkham Horror.  It has many features you expect out of a Fantasy Flight Games with “horror” in its title; numerous cards, convoluted rules, merciless roles of dice, and a creative theme that reads like a novel.  Read more to see if this is a game experience for you.

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