Author Archives: Michele

Thoughts on Virtual GenCon 2020

GenCon 2020 was my first virtual convention. I attended one seminar (about Tabletopia), the Doubleclicks concert, played the new game from Smirk & Dagger, “The Night Cage”, and browsed through the GenCon Looking Glass (virtual exhibit hall). Although a far cry from the hundreds of gaming hours that I would put in at in-person GenCon, […]

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A whole new world of gaming.

I have been a game reviewer, teacher and fan for many years. In 2017, I stopped reviewing on this blog because I felt that there were many other people doing the same thing, in much better ways. The sheer volume of games out there became daunting and honestly, I was overwhelmed. But today, as I […]

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Gen Con Anticipation

It’s almost time for the biggest gaming event in the United States. GenCon is celebrating 50 years this year, and with expected crowds of more than 70,000, it’s gonna be a wild one. I attended GenCon way back when it was held in the Mecca Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Once it moved, we were less […]

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Game Review: Diamonds

Diamonds Stronghold Games, 2014 Diamonds is a entrancing two to six player trick taking game. The object is to collect as many diamond crystals as you can. You collect “diamonds” for suit actions. Players start with a hand of ten cards. The dealer then determines how many cards each player will pass, either one, two […]

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