Getting into Trobil by DWI in a UFO

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There’s probably some intergalactic law about operating spacecraft under the influence, but we like to live dangerously, so for this week’s Game & Beer Pairing we threw caution to the wind and some Trobils into the sun! Asking for Trobils is a worker placement sci-fi game that, while highly strategic, doesn’t take itself too seriously; … Read more…

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Buildin’ Like Bob Vila and Drunken Spelunkin’

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It’s no secret—we love Kickstarter. It has frequently afforded us the opportunity to find some really great games and get an in-depth look that we might not otherwise get while perusing a game store shelf or Amazon. If we’re being honest, sometimes these games are not so great. And sometimes they’re so good that afterwards … Read more…

Tiny Games and Tiny Beer = Big Fun and Epic BAC

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The old adage says, “Good things come in small packages,” and that holds true for our Game & Beer Pairing this week, a trio of Tiny Epic games from Gamelyn Games and some Tiny epic beer. As Sir Gamelyn puts it, they create “Tiny Epic experiences one thought-provoking adventure at a time.” Tiny Epic Defenders … Read more…

Slapping Salmon, Eating Squid and Plucking Blondes from the River

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What’s better than drinking a beer sporting an illustrated Marilyn Monroe fish? Why, playing a couple of fish-based games at the same time, of course! Being fans of unusual, intriguing packaging, we couldn’t help but pick up the strangely-alluring Babbling Blonde by Rivertowne Brewing of Pittsburgh for this week’s Game & Beer Pairing. To complete … Read more…

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Train Beer for a Train Game

Welcome to Boards & Lager. It happened, as many things seem to, by a combination of circumstance, opportunity, and alcohol. A childhood love of TCGs and RPGs became an interest in tabletop gaming, and eventually a hobby (because, as George Carlin pointed out, “Interests are free; hobbies cost money”), and later, a business, and therefore, … Read more…