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Farewell 2019 – Non-Historical Games

This is part 3 of my end-of-year posts. I select three nominees in each category and crown a winner. Here are the first two posts on new-to-me games and historical non-fiction books.
Today’s category are non-historical games. I know – games which are not about history? – A wild notion! But I admit, I sometimes dabble in them. No, in fact, more than half to two thirds of my plays are of games which are not about history. They’re often easier to pitch to other people (who might or might not share my interest in the Austrian Succession of 1740), and they often play a bit faster (I assume my Unconditional Surrender! campaign will keep me busy until late 2020). And: They are often (almost!) as much fun!
So, here are the three non-historical games with which I had the most fun this year:

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Farewell 2017!

My dear readers,
The year is coming to its close. I’ll have a look back on its contents in history and gaming from a strictly personal perspective – what I enjoyed this year. Since I tend to be a bit behind the times (as befits the historian) there are not a lot of new releases (in any category) here, but maybe you’ll find some older gems. So, without further ado, here are some good historical board games, non-historical board games, historical non-fiction books, and historical novels. As a bonus, there are three of my favorite posts from this blog in 2017 as well. I’ll highlight one of them as the winner in each category. Continue reading

Bookish Board Games

Today’s post is a bit different. Since Christmas is all about coming together with people, Naty from Naty’s Bookshelf (which you should check out if you love reading) and I have teamed up for this post. Since Christmas is all about fretting over what to gift other people as well, we’ll give you some ideas for wonderful presents to give to your loved ones, be they bookworms, board gamers, or both. Also remember: New games at Christmas are a wonderful way to convert non-gaming family members who happen to be there and are drawn in by the sheer beauty of a game to The Hobby. So, without further ado, here are a few board games based on books to make your Christmas this year extra special. Continue reading