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Latest Blog Posts for Zwischenzug

  • Dice Bowling, or Dice Bowl?
    on Mar 17, 2011
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  The Luck o’ the Irish brings to mind Notre Dame Football (Go Irish!) and those little cubes that are found in so many games: dice!  I will stick with the latter topic and save the flame wars for ESPN.For those...
  • Gaming Resources – BoardGameGeek: the Doorway to my Demise
    on Mar 15, 2011 in resources
    When I turned back to gaming at the beginning of 2008, I had played Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan.  I had so much fun with these games, and I had never experienced anything like them.  I wanted to find out more about these types of g...
  • Bait Games – Getting your family and friends to play
    on Mar 10, 2011 in kids
    Since you are the one reading this post, it would be natural to guess that you are the one most interested in playing games in your family or group.  In fact, you may be the only person interested.  It may come as a surprise to you, but I f...
  • Mass Market Myth – Scrabble (it’s really not about vocabulary)
    on Mar 8, 2011
    I am playing my first game of Word for Friends since its release on Android based phones.  (For those of you who don’t know, Words for Friends is a Scrabble knock-off for smartphones.)  My first game is against a friend of mine who rarely...
  • Getting on Board with Ticket to Ride
    on Mar 4, 2011 in kids review
    Last month I said I would review Ticket to Ride, which is one of my go-to games for casual gaming. No one has ever told me they dislike it, and we often have people ask to play “the train game”. With it being recommended for ages 8 and up, which...
  • Knightly Devotions
    on Mar 1, 2011 in kids chess abstract
    This is my third year of teaching chess in our son’s grade school. Contrary to what I expected, it gets tougher every year. While I have some great ideas I have received from others who have run scholastic chess programs, they are only partially he...
  • Playing with Your Money – The Value of Games
    on Feb 24, 2011
    A walk through your local game store, or even browsing an online store, can give you a bit of sticker shock. It’s very easy to find a game that retails for $50.00, and games for the hardcore hobbyist can run to $100.00 pretty quickly. While a gamer...
  • 3rd Sunday Gaming Group – February
    on Feb 22, 2011 in auction review
    Yesterday was our monthly gaming session. As you can guess from the name of our group, we normally meet the third Sunday of every month. In all, we played three games of three different titles for a total of nine games: No Thanks!, Pandemic and Moder...
  • Game Stores – “Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?”
    on Feb 17, 2011 in resources
    You’ve been to Wal-Mart and Target, maybe even Toys-R-Us, and you found Blokus, but where does someone buy Hive? Forbidden Island? These so-called hobby (or designer) games will not be found at a toy store or most major outlets, the possible except...
  • Mass Market Moment – Blokus
    on Feb 14, 2011 in kids abstract review mass_market
    Blokus is a family of games that started in the hobby gaming world and crossed over to the mass market, assisted by the purchase of publication rights by Mattel. The game won many awards, including a Mensa Select award. (Don’t tell the kids, but it...
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