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Games for Halloween

Games for Halloween

facebookInstagramHalloween is upon us again... If you’re anything like me, you’re looking forward to dressing up in your favourite costume and taking in this festive celebration of the cycle of life. Happily, there are many board games featuring ‘the darker side of...

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Introduction To Hidden Role Games

Introduction To Hidden Role Games

facebookInstagramI have always loved a good ‘Whodunit’ story or movie (short for ‘Who has done it’)... Prime examples of this genre are the masterfully crafted detective tales of Agatha Christie or the ‘Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The...

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Themes In Board Games

Themes In Board Games

facebookInstagramRecently, I found myself at the airport waiting for my plane to board...To pass the time, I went to the airport bookstore to browse for something to read on the flight. Now, I’m not an avid book reader, I don’t keep up with what’s popular, and I...

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Back To School – With Games

Back To School – With Games

facebook Instagram It’s back to school week... Children of all ages are easing back into the rhythm and structure of classes. For some, a new school year is reason for excitement. It’s an opportunity to make new friends, learn new things and navigate new social...

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Introduction to Party Games

Introduction to Party Games

facebook Instagram Board gaming is an activity that can fulfill our need for social interaction... Games can offer us an entertaining way to connect with family, friends or co-workers. Thankfully, there are a whole host of game titles designed to facilitate almost any...

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The ‘Spiel Des Jahres’ Awards

The ‘Spiel Des Jahres’ Awards

facebookInstagram Why do we like awards shows so much?... Whether it’s the Oscars, Grammys or Junos, most of us are eager to take in the spectacle of couture and celebrity surrounding these ceremonies. Personally, I’m less interested in the fashion and glamour of the...

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Games for Festival Fun

Games for Festival Fun

facebook Instagram Summer is here, Manitoba! Our province will soon be celebrating the warm weather with outdoor festivals like the Winnipeg Folk Festival or Winnipeg Fringe Festival, just to name a few. We’ll be hanging out with friends or family, soaking in the...

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Board Games For The Cabin

Board Games For The Cabin

facebook Instagram Summer is finally here. For many Manitobans, this means spending weekends at the cabin. Time at the cabin usually means relaxing and enjoying the company of friends or family at a place where schedules are almost non-existent, and time flows at a...

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The Renaissance Of Board Games

The Renaissance Of Board Games

facebook Instagram Virtual reality, HD TV, augmented reality apps…. as technology keeps giving us new entertainment options you might be surprised to learn that one of the biggest areas of innovation and excitement in entertainment is in good old tabletop board games....

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Games Of Thrones

Games Of Thrones

Bring the world of Westeros to your table Very few intellectual properties have had as much impact on contemporary pop culture as George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series ‘Game of Thrones - A Song of Ice and Fire.’ Most of us have at least...

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Great Games For A Date

Great Games For A Date

(Picture by Krista Hawryluk, www.kristahawryluk.com ) At Across The Board we have a lot of couples that are coming in for a date night. What better way to spend an afternoon or evening together than enjoying each other's company over a board game? I have selected and...

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Games For A Family Vacation

Games For A Family Vacation

Last week I had the pleasure to spend a week at an all-inclusive resort in Cuba. There were a total of 10 of us. All of them family. Three generations, including nice and nephews, brother and sister in-laws as well as their mother. Of course I brought 2 suitcases full...

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