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posted by admin On October - 23 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for visiting board of playing! As you can see, with my last post being in 2015, I am no longer updating this site. I have moved on to designing board games as opposed to reviewing them! If you would like to follow my designs, please visit kellynorthadams.com! I will [...]

All About Essen!

posted by admin On November - 17 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

I’m still trying to get over the fact that I went to Essen this year. The only problem is, now that i’ve been, I kinda want to go every year… (wishful thinking). Here is my comprehensive overview of what I experienced, starting with some video of the 3 different jam-packed halls of the convention center, [...]

Okay, yeah, I know, its been awhile…

posted by admin On October - 13 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

2 big news items : 1.) I’m back from my hiatus. I got ‘board’* of writing reviews. But I love talking about games… i’m not entirely sure why I didn’t think of this sooner, but my blog is now a vlog. Those of you who enjoyed reading my reviews, I thank you for reading them. [...]

I attended Dice Tower Con in Orlando Florida last weekend July 3-7th. Whether you attended, wanted to attend but couldn’t, or didn’t know it existed, here’s the low down on my first time attending the convention. Last year I had purchased tickets to DTC, but double booked myself and didn’t get to attend, so this [...]

My most recent review was on the iOS Agricola release. I have been happily playing a game a day ever since. I recently started the solo series and discovered something very, very cool that I have to share. I personally have never played the board game by myself. But I do know fellow gamers who [...]

An interview with Jamey Stegmaier

posted by admin On May - 16 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

BOP : Today on BOP, we are interviewing, Jamey Stegmaier creator of the recently funded Kickstarter game of strategic winemaking called Viticulture and the upcoming dystopian-themed Euphoria. BOP : First, Welcome Jamey to the very first BOP interview! Let’s start things off with telling us a little bit about yourself. Where is your home base, [...]

Love Letter – Another really pretty game, but not a lot of luster, very similar to the Mirror, Mirror theme, you are trying to deliver a letter to the princess. However, unlike Mirror, Mirror, it’s a card game. The deck has 16 cards, each with a card value and you are trying to knock other players [...]

In Alphabetical Order. Agricola : All Creatures Big and Small More Buildings Big and Small - The expansion to the base 2-player Uwe Rosenberg Agricola game. I had the  opportunity to check out the expansion at BGG’s extensive board game library and I really, really, liked it, so much in fact that I dedicated a whole review to [...]

Agricola

posted by admin On June - 12 - 2012ADD COMMENTS

Googley Eyes not included. Agricola’s designer, Uwe Rosenberg’s, ubiquitous influence in the board gaming world seems to become more and more valid with each game that has his name printed on the box cover. I think BOP can safely say he’s one of the few true superstars when it comes to designers and undoubtably one of our favorites here on BOP.

As Caylubration III comes to an end, it is time to announce the final BOP prize of this years Caylus celebration. A brand new, shrink wrapped, never-been-opened, out-of-print, premium limited edition Caylus Board Game. And it is B-eauty! With gorgeous artwork by Michael Doyle and all sorts of premium bits such as a sack of [...]