Derek’s Gen Con 2014 Recap

Derek recaps the games he played at Gen Con 2014. […]

Happy Holidays from MeepleTown!

We’re on break until January to be with us and ours, so Happy Holidays to you and yours! When we start back up in January, I will be blogging weekly about my experience teaching a “Social Board Games” course at Trine University where I am a mathematics professor, although this course will actually focus on […]

Star Realms Kickstarter is Live!

I was lucky enough to play this game at Gen Con, and the Kickstarter is now live.


I only played the game once, so I’m not really comfortable reviewing it, but you can see my initial impressions here. Let me just say that I’ve played Magic for over fifteen years, and I’ve played Dominion over 4,000 times […]

Hillary’s Gen Con Top Five

This year, by a combination of happy accidents, frantic planning and the generosity of friends and family, I went to GenCon. Before going to GenCon, I didn’t understand why anyone would go: it’s huge, it’s pricey, and it lacks a certain “family” or “personal” feel that defines most cons for me. Now having gone, I […]

Hillary’s List of Awesome Things at Play On Con 6

Uncle Sam POC poster

As I sit here, I’m trying to figure out how to condense the awesomeness I experienced at Play On Con into manageable paragraphs: Do I categorize by moments, or by type of event, or by person, or…. Seriously, this year takes the cake and then some.

Let me explain something: I run the open gaming […]

Derek’s Gen Con 2013 Recap

Gen Con 2013 is over, and it may have been the best one yet. Let’s just dive right in, starting with some noteworthy items about the con in general, and then I’ll talk about THE GAMES!


-This was my first year attending Trade Day. There was some really interesting stuff for educators (and some terrible […]

Play On Con 6 Wrap-Up

Nerdcore Rappers The Green Seed perform

Play On Con, a gaming and fandom convention located in central Alabama, held its sixth annual event — any may have finally found its home. […]

Vigor Mortis: A Day at Origins 2013

Derek recaps his day at Origins 2013. […]

ConNooga 2013 Highlights

Steampunk Ring Created in class

Hillary brings you her ConNooga highlights, brought to you through a “con fog” that can only be cut through with excessive amounts of chocolate. […]

Hillary’s Play On Con 2012 Top Five Moments

Clay-O-Rama at Poc 5

Somewhere during the long weekend of geeking out, there were some moments memorable enough to separate themselves from the rest of the blur. […]