The World of ‘Pandemic’

The World of ‘Pandemic’ FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN The world is facing an outbreak of four diseases that are spreading rapidly… Elite scientists, researchers, operations experts, contingency planners and quarantine...

Asymmetrical Games

Asymmetrical Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN Most board games are structured in a way that they give each player the exact same set of rules they have to follow… In addition, they also present the players with the same goals...

Games for Pre-Schoolers

Games for Pre-Schoolers FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN Playing board games can have any number of benefits for children… It can help them to stimulate and develop academic, spacial and logical thinking skills. Furthermore, kids can...

Games for Seniors during Isolation

Games for Seniors during Isolation FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN It has roughly been a year… since COVID has changed the landscape of our day-to-day lives here in Manitoba. Most of us are struggling to adjust to a life with...

The story of ‘Fog of Love’

The story of ‘Fog of Love’ FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN The choices of themes in board games are plentiful… They range from games about trade, trains, fantasy, deep sea adventures to abstract, pets, outer space, or...

The World of Scrabble

The World of Scrabble FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN In the neighbourhood of Queens stands a peculiar street sign…  amongst the many rows of brick apartment buildings. It reads 35 T1H4 A1V4E1N1U1E1 and reminds the many passersby...

Lockdown Games for 2

Lockdown Games for 2 FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from IT'S YOUR TURN The year 2021 has officially arrived… Even though this new year has the potential to be a lot more positive than 2020, Manitobans still find themselves in the midst of a...

The World of Catan

The World of Catan FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from 'IT'S YOUR TURN' Roughly 25 years ago, I visited my family in Germany for Christmas… Some of my friends there arranged a board game evening, which is something we usually did when I...

2020 in Review

2020 in Review FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from 'IT'S YUR TURN' New year’s is just around the corner… On December 31st we will likely be pouring a glass of champagne, or some other beverage of choice, to cheers the arrival of 2021 with...

Introduction to Euro Games

Introduction to Euro Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner Throughout the second half of the 20th Century, most popular board games around were of American origin… Growing up as a kid in Germany, I spent most of my spare time playing...

Halloween Games

Halloween Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from 'IT'S YOUR TURN' Halloween is just around the corner… The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the leaves are slowly falling off the trees. It is the time to...

ATB Gaming Podcast Ep16 – Olaf Pyttlik

In this episode Benoit is in conversation with Olaf Pyttlik, co-owner of Across The Board. The discussion goes into his background story and the history of the café. He tells us about growing up in German board gaming culture and his motivation of opening the...

Introduction to Abstract Games

Introduction to Abstract Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from 'IT'S YOUR TURN" Theme is an important part of most board gaming experiences… It allows us to escape our everyday life perspective and to momentarily slip into the role of...