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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

facebookInstagramA new year has begun...For many of us, this is a moment of re-setting, reflecting and of planning for a new chapter of our lives. If you are anything like me, this is also the time for implementing a few New Year’s resolutions. Many of us choose this...

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2019 in Review

2019 in Review

facebookInstagramThe year 2019 is slowly coming to an end... The holidays are in full swing and soon we will be celebrating a new year with friends and family. It is the season of togetherness as well as the season of reflection. For the board gaming hobbyist, 2019...

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Games for the Holiday Season

Games for the Holiday Season

facebookInstagramThe holidays are coming!.. Soon our schedules will be filled with events that bring us closer to the people we love. Families, friends and co-workers will gather to enjoy each other’s company. No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,...

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Escape Room Games

Escape Room Games

facebookInstagramIn the last decade, one of the biggest new waves of entertainment are escape rooms...The concept was originally based on a series of “escape-the-room” video games which are also believed to be the source of its name. Early renditions of the live...

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Introduction to Worker Placement Games

Introduction to Worker Placement Games

facebookInstagramLife is a series of choices... Every day we have to make decisions on how we spend our time, money or other resources in order to best achieve whatever personal goals we might have. Of course, the challenge is that all of our basic resources are...

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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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