Author Archives: Suzanna

About Suzanna

Suzanna's passions are gaming, dogs, and writing. She also loves reading, travel, and cranberry juice. Above all else, she would have it be said that she is compassionate, funny, and too clever by half.

After 10 minutes, I had to put away my phone

Sometimes, though not often, in your darkest hour, life takes pity for a moment. This is not a post about board games. I pray my loyal readership of 2 to indulge me.This is a post about a small, wonderful thing. … Continue reading

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Ice castles, lasers, and the race to sparkly gems: The Cool Aunt plays Robot Turtles

. “There are those who would say that 7 AM on Sunday is not the time for turtles with lasers. This is only because they lack conviction.” – Jean d’Arc, 1430 CE I stumbled out of the guest room at … Continue reading

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Smash Up It’s-Your-Fault expansion – Winners announced!

The winners have been announced, and in a feat of bracket math I apparently do not understand, the winners are: Sharks, Superheroes, Greek Myth, and Dragons This was kind of an upset, because No. 1 Cowboys, which Tom Vasel advocated, … Continue reading

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Smash Up It’s Your Fault expansion voting bracket is up!

The Smash Up It’s Your Fault expansion bracket is up! Vote in the 32-faction round today, come back for the Sweet 16 tomorrow! I had no idea this was going to happen so fast!

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To Pimp or Not to Pimp: Upgrading Games vs Buying More of Them

I’ve certainly put nicer, sometimes more thematically-appropriate, dice in games to make them more appealing, but so far, I haven’t done anything big to pimp out, as the kids would say, my games. (We won’t talk about the hours spent … Continue reading

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Baba Yaga Stalks Carcassonne: The most amazing unofficial Carc tiles EVAR

A colleague on BGG has just pointed us to a set of three unofficial (and almost certainly permission-free) Carcassonne tiles that have been given out for the past few years at the Russian National Carcassonne League as promos. They include … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Games, Returned: Some exciting reprints for 2015

In the past month, there have been some really exciting developments in the realm of board game reprints. Some titles have been out of print for a year, some for a number of years. Some were pretty predictable, and at … Continue reading

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