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...

Introduction to Deck Building Games

Introduction to Deck Building Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from 'IT'S YOUR TURN' Card Games are extremely popular… They have been around for a long time and all of us have likely experienced them in one form or another, be it through...

Back to School Games

Back to School Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More 'It's Your Turn' Topics It is finally happening… After a particular long spring and summer break this year, kids are going back to school this coming week. For many parents this might come as a...

Modern Trivia Board Games

Modern Trivia Board Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner In 1997 CBC Radio’s ‘As It Happens’ aired an episode… that featured an interview with Peter Negroni, who was the school superintendent in Springfield, Mass. at the time....

Board Games for a Camping Trip

Board Games for a Camping Trip FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner Most of us have given up on the idea of travelling or vacationing anywhere outside our province this summer. ..  As a result, camping trips or cabin rentals have gone up in...

Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons

Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner What would happen if I became someone completely different…  and were to experience things in a world that is purely imagined? For decades a game called Dungeons...

Dexterity Games

Dexterity Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner Last month I built a play structure at our cabin… Similar to the ones you often see in people’s back yards, featuring a large tower with a platform that can be climbed in various ways....

Roll & Write Games

Roll & Write Games FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner In the mid 1950’s American toymaker and game designer Edwin S. Lowe was approached by an anonymous couple form Canada… They designed a game that they called ‘Yacht’ simply...

Games based on TV Shows or Movies

Games based on TV Shows or Movies FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner I have watched a lot of TV shows and movies over the last two months… I am cetain that I am not the only one. It comes as no surprise that streaming services like...

Using Board Games to Help You Focus

Using Board Games to Help You Focus FollowFollowFollowFollow More Topics from Olaf's Corner Something strange has been happening to my brain these days… Like many of us I have been watching a lot of television shows during the quarantine over the last...