Tag: board games

Fun

What I Plan to Do Over Summer “Vacation”

Summer vacation

I was such a weird kid. In cleaning out some old papers found at my parents house, I discovered my old summer schedules. Yes, the one time of year when I had time to do as I pleased, I scheduled it. Like I said. Weird. Anyway, what amuses me now is how I thought I …

Board Games, Reading

What Books and Board Games Have In Common

Books and Board Games

Board gamers are a diverse bunch. Some are techies who work in the worlds of science and computers. Others are doctors, artists, executives, lawyers, or activists. But what’s always struck me about board gamers is just how many writers, readers, and other literary folk play games. Clearly there is some common link that attracts word nerds …

Play, Writing

Turning Research Into Play

Research play

When you say the word “Research” to many writers (particularly writers of fiction), you’ll get a moan or an eye roll. For many, research is the least pleasant part of writing. Many writers would rather get on to the fun stuff of stringing words together and creating worlds than dwell on pesky things like geography, …

Board Games, Hobbies, Play

Building a Board Game Library on a Budget

Board Game Collection

It’s a joke around our house that board gaming started out as our “frugal” hobby. We figured it was cheaper than having cable TV or buying video games. We weren’t into the hobby more than a few months before we looked at each other and said, “Frugal? Ha! We’ve spent a freaking mortgage payment on …

Fun

Halloween Favorites

Happy Halloween

I’m a big fan of Halloween, although not in the classic sense of dressing up, going to parties, and hosting trick-or-treaters. (Although as a kid I loved trick-or-treating. Picking my costume was the highlight of my year.) As a writer of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal, I love that it’s the one day where my interests …