December 11, 2013
August 23, 2013
June 19, 2013
Okay, only my younger brother will get that title and he probably doesn’t read my blog. But anyway, LEGO MOVIE!
June 14, 2013
June 6, 2013
Custom Risk boards of your favorite country or city! Neat Kickstarter going on (h/t Scott)
May 23, 2013
Only a camp counselor will understand these 27 things: “You know that you’re only making like a dollar an hour, but haters gonna hate, you’ve got the best job in the world. People on the outside just don’t understand what it means to spend your summer in the camp wild. They don’t understand that you can in fact survive on Oreos and Gatorade and that severe tan lines and bad haircuts can be sort of cool. And they’ll never experience the absolute pride of losing your voice after defeating every child in your cabin in a yelling competition, nor will they rock tie-dye like you do. People on the outside just don’t get it. But it’s okay. Because you get it, and really, that’s all that matters.”
The world’s largest Lego model: a full-scale X-wing fighter. 42 feet long and weighing in at 46000 pounds and 5.2 million bricks. What a monster.
May 12, 2013
After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites: “After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites”
February 28, 2013
January 4, 2013
A real-life Mario Kart. This go-cart place is about a mile from our house. Wish I’d have known it was there!
December 6, 2012
*LINK FIXED NOW- Thanks, Josh*
November 28, 2012
September 21, 2012
August 17, 2012
Just played my first (sadly solo) game of Wiz-War. I purchased the game at a local game store the other day after reading many, many raves about this classic game (Fantasy Flight Gaming brought it back in a re-release after several years). Even just playing against myself I can see that it’s a game of significant depth and craziness. Lots of variability for nutty gameplay. Kind of like Mario Kart but with wizards tossing spells chaotically around. It was loads of fun.
I can’t wait to teach Sean and the crew how to play and see this thing fully armed and operational with 4 opponents. It’s wild.
August 14, 2012
Got to get my board game jones on at a pickup game at a local game store today. I overheard two strangers talking about what game they were playing and they invited me to sit in. The game was Fury of Dracula and it was a really great three hours. Realizing just how much I love playing board games (esp really intricate, Axis and Allies type) and how little I actually get to do that. I’ve been really wanting to do that lately. The process of learning a new game system, dynamic, rules, etc, always stimulates my brain in unusual ways. Wish I could do it more!