The Big Think

December 30, 2015

The 35 Best New Board Games of the Year

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 2:20 pm

The 35 Best New Board Games of the Year: “Order a pizza, invite over one to three friends, and try out the best new board games.”

I love playing board games. Some of these look awesome. Oh, who am I kidding… they all do.

August 29, 2015

Universe Sandbox

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 9:48 am

Universe Sandbox: “”

Okay, this looks like a severe (and severely cool) time-waster.

August 19, 2014

You Have Been Eaten by a Grue

Filed under: Games,Hobbies,Woodworking — jasony @ 10:31 am

D&D For The Rich: Beautifully Crafted Gaming Tables | Geekologie:

“These are some examples of the beautifully crafted wooden gaming tables designed and built by Geek Chic. The tables range in price from $2,500 – $16,000 and ‘have two surfaces – a removable top and a recessed playing area. You can customize the number of player stations, drawers and rails and pick from walnut, maple or cherry wood.’ Plus you can get cup holders.”

More beautiful pictures at the link.


July 19, 2014

Black Sheep

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 10:53 am

Goat Simulator review: Goat + physics sandbox = dumb fun:

“Goat Simulator aims for the moon and ends up hitting a car instead, its bruised and battered body rocketing towards the stars while everyone points and laughs. Of course, the goat will have the last braying laugh when it plummets back towards our mocking faces and headbutts us through a fence.

It’s hilarious. It’s dumb. It’s everything the Internet demanded. Goat Simulator gets at a fundamental human desire—we like to break things. And then watch those things explode. And then baa over the burning remnants.”

Well count me in.

July 11, 2014

Lego Nation

Filed under: Games,Humor and Fun — jasony @ 7:51 am

This Is What All 50 States Look Like When Perfectly Captured In Lego: “Jeff Friesen puts us all to shame with his fantastic Lego dioramas. Hailing from Nova Scotia, this creative started building Lego representations of U.S. states in 2013, using nothing but the Lego in his daughter’s collection. Hard work and a very clever imagination resulted in an incredible project that contains all 50 states, each capturing a very defining aspect of the place’s history, geography or culture.”

My favorite is South Dakota

December 11, 2013


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 5:39 pm

Tolkien’s Rivendell comes to life with 200,000 LEGO bricks: “”


August 23, 2013

Stone Age: The Board Game

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 6:14 am

This looks like fun.

June 19, 2013

Man Man vs Byad Myan

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 11:26 am

Okay, only my younger brother will get that title and he probably doesn’t read my blog. But anyway, LEGO MOVIE!

June 14, 2013

One Small Step for Kerbals

Filed under: Games,Space — jasony @ 10:38 am

The Kerbal Space Program (h/t Sean). Man, this looks like dangerous fun.

June 6, 2013


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 9:25 am

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

Filed under: Disclosure,Education,Friends,Games,Humor and Fun — jasony @ 4:33 pm

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.”


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 10:05 am

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


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 10:00 pm

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites: “After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites”

February 28, 2013

LEGO Hogwarts

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 3:51 pm

Alice Finch builds massive LEGO Hogwarts from 400,000 bricks

January 4, 2013


Filed under: Games,Humor and Fun,Maker — jasony @ 4:56 pm

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

Way to LeGo!

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 10:05 pm

LEGO Finds Spare Discontinued Set So Boy Who Saved Up For 2 Years Wouldn’t Be Disappointed

*LINK FIXED NOW- Thanks, Josh*

November 28, 2012


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 12:47 pm

In These Games, Death Is Forever, and That’s Awesome | Game|Life |

September 21, 2012


Filed under: Games,Humor and Fun — jasony @ 2:20 pm

August 17, 2012


Filed under: Games — jasony @ 12:28 am

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

Board Game

Filed under: Games — jasony @ 6:25 pm

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!

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