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And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another... HEB 10:25

Month

May 2017

Board Game History – Tafl

Tafl isn’t so much a particular board game but a family of games played on a checkered or latticed gameboard with two armies of uneven numbers, based of a Scandinavian board game called tafl or hnefatafl. Everywhere that Vikings spread… Continue Reading →

Board Game History – Ludus latrunculorum

Ludus latrunculorum/latrunculi/latrones (“the game of brigands”, from latrunculus, diminutive of latro, mercenary or highwayman) is a Roman game of strategy for 2 players like Chess or Draughts. Latrunculi may be a variant of earlier Greek games such as Petteia, pessoí,… Continue Reading →

Board Game History – Senet

Senet is an ancient Egyptian game, and one of the oldest known games. The earliest recording of the game was a hieroglyph dating at about 3100 BCE in the tomb of Merknera. Also, fragments of what appear to be Senet… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Review

There is a global emergency. Four deadly diseases are sweeping the globe and the CDC has chosen your team, you and your friends, to battle this crisis. You must find the cure for each disease, and treat as many people as you can before the world is ravaged beyond repair.

Gaming with Refugees – Interview with Jeffrey Allers

All of the refugees I have met have been friendly towards me, and most are still very grateful. They want what everyone wants: a home with a bed and a kitchen, a job, and a future for their children. They have been very patient, but everyone has limits.

Xia: Legends of a Drift System Review

Xia: Legends of a Drift System is a science fiction, competitive adventure sandbox game by Cody Miller and Far Off Games. Players take the role of space pilots trying to make a name for themselves and become the most famous pilot in the system.

Xenoshyft: Onslaught Review

Xenoshyft:Onslaught is a cooperative deck-building game for 2-4 players with a 30-60 minute playtime. The game is set on another planet where humanity has set up a mining operation for an element called Xenosatham. Little do we know that our… Continue Reading →

The Theology of Play

Rest on the seventh day, called the Sabbath, was a distinctive so significant that it was inscribed on stone in the founding document of the Israelite nation. 

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