5 Tips for Playing Board Games With Younger Kids

I have two kids, boys, currently aged 5 and 7. We’ve been playing board games as a family almost from birth. Over the years, I’ve been constantly impressed by their ability to pick up and enjoy some of the most complex and involved modern board games. The 21st century board game explosion has spawned hundreds of great games geared… Continue reading 5 Tips for Playing Board Games With Younger Kids

Is Wil Wheaton’s Table Top just a reality show for board game geeks?

Yesterday Wil Wheaton wrote a blog post (and corresponding reddit post) in which he apologized for “completely screwing up the rules” in at least half (10 out of 21) of the episode of Table Top Season 3. IMHO his apology is a text book example of how not to apologize. He spends the majority of the post singling out… Continue reading Is Wil Wheaton’s Table Top just a reality show for board game geeks?

This Week I Learned

Turns out being a dad and employed full time leaves little room for things like long blog posts. I came across a number of particularly fascinating things this week in my travels on the information super highway. Monday: Protocol relative URLs Turns out, you can leave out the protocol (http, https, ftp, etc) when including… Continue reading This Week I Learned

Top 3 Board Games of 2009

Thinking back over 2009, I played a fair number of new boardgames. These are my top 3. None of these games were actually published in 2009, but I was introduced to all of them last year. 1. Pandemic Pandemic is the most original and interesting game I’ve played since being introduced to the board game… Continue reading Top 3 Board Games of 2009

IM, OS and Pirates, Oh My

Google Talk If you haven’t already heard Google released Google Talk Beta on Wednesday, Google’s answer to AIM and MSN. As a nerd I feel it’s somehow my duty to talk about google even though I’m sure this has already been “blogged” about 10,000 times since Wednesday. Wired has already written a review. My two… Continue reading IM, OS and Pirates, Oh My