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Naming Names at the Table: Anonymity versus Introduction at Gaming Events

I sometimes wonder how I would appear in people’s reports, if they wrote about games I’d played with them. “That girl”? “This chick”? “The cute redhead?” (One can hope.) The truth is, a large number of the people with whom … Continue reading

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Overheard from the Dixit table

I was playing another game nearby, and then I heard a guy say, loudly, “I dislike the gays. In fact, you could say I hate the gays.” I almost fell out of my chair. And he repeated it several times! … Continue reading

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Game Night: Do a Coconut Bra and Harem Pants Clash Enough to Give You Nightmares?

Well, I try to get 4 games in at Game Night every week, but my friends started having fun wrong at the end of game 3, and rather than wait for that game to end, I headed home, since it … Continue reading

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Metagaming the Chaos Games: We Didn’t Playtest This At All with a 4-year-old

Full disclosure: Of the chaos games, I like Fluxx better, and within Fluxx, you really want one of the themed ones to keep my attention. (I do really want the Monty Python one. It’s been on my wishlist, languishing, for … Continue reading

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Hunting and Gathering Among Moms and Toddlers: Gaming at the Bagel Place (Childless Dog Lady Version)

We decided to do something different today. We wanted rosemary bagels and coffee. We wanted to play a game. So we took a game to our favorite bagel place, had our bagels and coffee, and played a game. It was … Continue reading

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Not as awkward as we look – Breaking down barriers at the table

Last night after a lovely, satisfying game of Agricola (Full disclosure: Yes, I won. By quite a bit.), I was sitting and talking to two of the guys I had played with, and musing on what had brought us – … Continue reading

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