Follow-up to Asmodee North America’s New Retailer Policies

I wanted to take a moment to pass along the press release that Asmodee North America (ANA) just released. This is a follow-up to the In 2016, Asmodee North America Will Change the Face of Boardgame Sales article published 19 Dec 2015. W. Eric Martin published an article titled “Asmodee Clarifies Its Changes for 2016: Online Sales Will…

In 2016, Asmodee North America Will Change the Face of Boardgame Sales

Today, W. Eric Martin, a reporter for Boardgame Geek published an article that will change the landscape of the Boardgaming hobby. Please take a few minutes to read his article here. The long and the short is in 2016 Asmodee North America will become the sole North American distributor for Fantasy Flight Games, Asmodee and…

Virtual Tabletops – Are You Biased?

Whether you are a roleplayer, boardgamer or wargamer there are a variety of online virtual tabletop applications or websites through which you can play games. We all have our preference for one site or application over all the others available to us. For example, my preferred virtual table top for roleplaying games is Roll20 and…

My Paradigm Shift: Why I Shop Online

The other day on Facebook I posed a question to my local gaming club of some 380+ members regarding a local store. More precisely, I asked: “Boardgame night seems to be taking off at Final Round, does anyone still game at Realms?”, both Final Round and Realms are local stores. The responses I received were…

1A Publishing Loses Rights to Tide of Iron

Just announced by ICv2, publisher 1A has lost the rights to publish and market the hybrid boardgame/miniatures wargame Tide of Iron. ICv2 is reporting that Fantasy Flight Games (FFG), recalled the license and took possession immediately of all Tide of Iron inventories. It’s being reported as a mutual decision, but what is unclear is what…

RapierCon – A Great Con as Always!

This past weekend was spent at RapierCon down in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s a semi-regular trip I make to meet up with old friends and to meet new ones. I make this short trip (4-hour drive) about every two years and I always enjoy this convention. This year was no different, but before I get into…

Round 1 of Game Purging!

Recently, I commented in a post about taking a hiatus from boardgaming and wargaming aspects of our great hobby. So, as I prepare for this hiatus, I have decided to sell off a number of my games to help fund other projects and non-game related hobbies. We all have non-game related hobbies, right? Without further…

All Quiet on the BROGFest Front

Well, I was absent from blogging yesterday and I will be for the rest of the weekend. So, this post serves as my out of office reply. I will be at BROGFest running and playing all sorts of historical boardgames, miniatures games and hex-and-counter war games. Her’s our Facebook page if you want to see…

Pay to Play, What’s Your Thoughts?

Today, let’s delve into a slightly touchy subject for some gamers. Some, but not all game stores charge customers a small fee to play their games at the store. Some will go so far as to offer a discount or waiver the fee altogether if a customer makes a minimum purchase.  All three of my local…