Cyclopaedia 23: Underwater

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 23: Underwater. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne captivated me from the moment my grandfather shared the book with me. Over the years I have reread the novel numerous times, and I also really … Continue reading

Indulgent Themes

I grew up playing trick-taking games. Hearts, Spades, or the occasional round of Rook. They got my whole family to the table, sure, but what for? I was a kid. The idea of playing cards with numbers on them bigger than the other players’ numbers was hardly a thrilling concept. … Continue reading

Empires Over Engines

There is a bleak beauty that runs throughout the artwork in Scythe. Artist Jakub Rozalski does an amazing job of world building in his images of hulking mechs lumbering in the distance as poor farmers toil in the fields in the foreground. It’s an alternate history where black smoke chugs … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 22: Horror

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 22: Horror. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. When I was younger, I enjoyed watching Scooby Do and being “scared” by the monsters and ghosts early in the episode to later be surprised it was just some guy in a suit. As I … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 21: Pirates

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 21: Pirates. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. While growing up, I was introduced to classic books by my grandfather, including Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island. It was there I was first introduced to the villainous yet adventurous world of pirates. Since then … Continue reading

Gen Con Preview 2: Electric Boogaloo

When I posted my initial preview list of games releasing at Gen Con this year – I commented about being overwhelmed by the number of titles I was interested in. As such, despite a number of companies without any games announced for the list, I wrote my preview anyway. There certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

Mike’s Gen Con 50 Preview

The Board Game Geek Gen Con Preview recently went up. I’ve brought it upon myself in years past to sift through this preview and give what I think are the highlights for those making their way to Indianapolis. When I’ve done this before, I’ve tried to give some time for the BGG list to fully … Continue reading

The War Within

The same power flows through all of them. The same source rose up in the world to crush a common foe. The same voice calls each of them to unification. And yet, the Phoenixborn are at a crossroads. Will unity come as the powerful stand together for the mutual benefit of … Continue reading