Mon

28

Apr

2014

The Crit List - Teaching

I get a lot of emails and social media posts asking me about teaching our kids about games.  For those who may not know, Mrs. Tox and I have a 20 year old daughter, an 8 year old son and a 6 year old son, and all of them play games on some type of level.  It's something I'm really blessed with, but looking back on it, it wasn't just dumb luck they liked gaming.

 

I took a long look at some of the things we did with our kids, introducing them to board gaming, and especially NinjaZach as he's our most active gamer.  As such, we have another Crit List for you containing the top 3 things to know when teaching your kids or younger gamers about designer board games.

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Thu

10

Apr

2014

Live Critical Play - The Resistance

Thank you to everyone who joined us for one heck of a time.  If you missed it, here is the Live Play of yours truly and your favorite reviewers of table top games playing The Resistance!

 

 

If you are unfamiliar with The Resistance, this is a major bluffing game so strap in and hang on and see if you can figure out which of us are filthy lying Spies and which of us are righteous Resistance members!

 

And... if you like this video, let Gen Con know as we're trying to make an event of this live, at Gen Con, where you can come watch us and participate live as part of the audience!

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Mon

07

Apr

2014

Critical Plays - The Resistance

Every once in a while, an idea gets tossed around that's so wild, so nutty, so crazy, and insane, that it just MUST be done!  Tiffany (The ONE TAR) and Rhiannon from Spooning Meeples have come up with such an idea, and with that, I humbly present to you, your evening plans this Thursday, the 10th!

 

This Thursday, myself, Tiffany, Rhiannon, and a host of others will be playing the Resistance, LIVE!  Yes, LIVE!

 

Allegedly, there was a "dry run" that has been "lost" in the archives where two tremendously handsome and dashing men won as spies recently, but you will have to tune in yourself to see the outcome the actual play through!  Get ready to lie, cheat, backstab and be devious with us online this Thursday!  See you there!

 

To join us, go here Thursday evening, the 10th at... UPDATE: Time has changed to 8:30 CST!

 

If you're curious who else may be spies, get ready as we'll be joined by Rodney Smith (Watch it Played), Glen and Cheryl (Couple v.s Cardboard), Ryan Metzler (The Dice Tower), Joel Eddy (Drive Thru Reviews), Antony Racano (The Cardboard Jungle), Hunter Selburne (Weapons Grade Table Top), Chaz Marler (Pair of Dice Paradise), and Rick Perez (Let's Level Up)!

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Wed

02

Apr

2014

Critical Plays - Roll For It!

I met Chris Leder, the designer of Roll For It, through the GameCrafter.com.  He had a game, City of Gears, which struck us as a "hidden gem". After reviewing City fo Gears, we then kept in touch, and he informed us of this new "party" game he was working on, that honestly, sounded to simple to be good.  I love being wrong!

 

Roll For It, from Calliope Games, is a tremendously simple, easy to learn, yet challenging game for literally, anyone. To prove this, we sat down at SXSW's gaming festival in Austin Texas, with everyone from Boyan Radakoich (producer of Table Top) to new comers to the world of board gaming and played Roll For It!

 

This was shot on a GoPro Hero3+ in a "first person" point of view, so not only do you get to see the fun of Roll For It, but you get to see what it's like being "that person" at "that table"! 

 

Also, check out your local stores on International Table Top Day, April 5th, as there is an exclusive Roll For It Express that may be available in your area!

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