I was at my new FLGS last night and taught Sea Salt & Paper and thought it was time to review it after getting in another play with some new folks. I’ll be sure to pepper in some puns and dad jokes into the review, you know, just to spice things up. It’s always the season for puns. Sea Salt & Paper is a set collection style card game with adorable art and some clever game design. The core rules are simple: On your turn, take either one card off of the top of either discard or draw two cards...
I really enjoy puzzle games and solo board games for similar reasons. It’s all about figuring out the best move and how to do better every time you fail. I was sent a code for Howl, a turn-based video game that feels like a board game. Let’s talk about the game play and if I wolfed it up.
I’ve had my Steam Deck since August of 2022 and I think it’s a wonderful piece of technology. However, they aren’t cheap and people have had a lot of questions. I know a bunch of things are already online along these lines, but I thought that the people who I know and who know me would appreciate a run through of my experiences.
To say I’ve been distracted is putting things lightly. I’ve been doing my best to enjoy the time when I’m not busy, but it’s been hard getting any board games to the table. However, I got a Steam Deck in August, so let’s talk about what I’ve been playing there.
I did a day trip down to Columbus, Ohio to attend Origins on Saturday. It’s only a 2-hour drive, and with masks and vaccines required, it was still a risk, but a calculated and acceptable one. Let’s talk about games I got, games I saw, and plans going forward.
I enjoy a variety of games from highly strategic to chaotic and silly. Fantasy Realms falls somewhere in between with many unique cards and lots of combos for points. Now there’s a Star Trek and a Marvel take on the game template. Let’s talk about these follow-ups and how they match up.