Tag Archives: games

Remez: Knowing The Text So We Can Play

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2018.] On July 14, 2012, Mr. Scott Ashley gave the first of at least three sermons that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Games People Play

Games People Play:  The Psychology Of Human Relationships, by Eric Berne, MD Some time ago, I made a note that my pastor was enthusiastic about this book and recommended that we in the congregation read it.  Since it was a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys’R’Us Kid

If you are a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you can probably hum along or perhaps even sing along to their theme song.  Perhaps you remember that theme song accompanying commercials featuring child stars promoting Toys’R’Us as a toy … Continue reading

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Game Review: Dialect

This game markets itself as a game about language and how it dies, and that is a subject that has always deeply interested me [1].  When I saw the way this game sought to capture groups of outsiders who had … Continue reading

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Game Review: Catan Universe

The board game for Settlers of Catan and various expansion sets is pretty familiar and popular, enough so that it was obvious that there would eventually be an online version of the game [1].  The elements of gameplay for Catan … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Comic Book Story Of Video Games

The Comic Book Story Of Video Games:  The Incredible History Of The Electronic Gaming Revolution, by Jonathan Hennessey, art by Jack McGowan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/10 Speed Press.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Song Of Ice And Fire: Roleplaying A Game Of Thrones

A Song Of Ice And Fire:  Roleplaying A Game Of Thrones:  Adventure, War, And Intrigue In George R.R. Martin’s World Of Westeros, by Robert J. Schwalb As someone who is at least a casual fan of the Game of Thrones … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bear Marches West

The Bear Marches West:  12 Scenarios For 1980s NATO Vs Warsaw Pact Wargames, by Russell Phillips [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Admittedly, it has been a while … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantasy AGE

Fantasy AGE:  Basic Rulebook, by Green Ronin I must admit that I had never heard of this game before idly picking it up as a reasonably easy read.  As someone who is very interested in tabletop role playing games [1], … Continue reading

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Game Review: Come As You Aren’t

Come As You Aren’t:  A Role Playing Game For Adventurous Couples [Note:  This game was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Even if I am a moderately adventurous person … Continue reading

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