Nerdstravaganza – A Gaming Event – Part 1

For almost ten years, my friends and I have met together a few times a year to play board games. Most of us met in college. Since then, we’ve gotten jobs and families of our own, but we are all still friends. This is our reunion. It’s our way of enjoying what we always enjoyed … Continue reading Nerdstravaganza – A Gaming Event – Part 1

Gametes – A Board Game Club

Though I’m a biology teacher, I often talk about games with my students. Board gaming is an important part of my life, and in talking about my life, board games come up. One of my classes became interested in my design project. They started asking questions about more and more games. One day, while talking about … Continue reading Gametes – A Board Game Club

Interview with Geoff Engelstein – Part 2

This is part two of the interview I had with Geoff Engelstein. I encourage you to go back and read the first part. His insight into design and gaming with family was helpful and encouraging. What gets a new game design started in your family? Literally anything. There are like 8 different prototypes in different … Continue reading Interview with Geoff Engelstein – Part 2

Interview with Geoff Engelstein – Part 1

Full disclosure: Rather than a traditional interview, I sent Geoff a list of questions. He answered them at his leisure. I also felt a bit starstruck by even contacting him. He was happy to answer my questions. Like me, he has a family that loves to play games together. Geoff Engelstein is the designer of … Continue reading Interview with Geoff Engelstein – Part 1