Episode 71 - Dice Tower Cruise Recap

January 31, 2019

Ambie and Crystal talk about their time on the Dice Tower Cruise, and they answer a couple questions from patrons about the cruise!

Ambie's Dice Tower Cruise 2019 Vlog

January 28, 2019

Ambie shows you her time at Dice Tower Cruise 2019! Unfortunately, some of the footage was corrupted and lost, but most of it made it!


Ambie & Crystal's BGG.CON 2018 Vlog

December 2, 2018

Ambie and Crystal vlog their adventures at BGG.CON 2018!


Episode 66 - BGG.CON 2018 Recap

November 22, 2018

In this special episode, Ambie and Crystal recorded together for the first time ever! We talk about our time at BGG.CON.

Episode 65 - Top 10 Convention Games

November 8, 2018

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Cryptid, Hansa Teutonica, and Illusion. We then talk about our top 10 games to play at board game conventions.

Ambie & Crystal's Dice Tower Con 2018 Vlog

July 21, 2018

Ambie and Crystal went to Dice Tower Con 2018 and made a vlog about their time!


Episode 55 - The Verts

June 21, 2018

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Container and Istanbul: The Dice Game. We then talk about gaming as an introvert or extrovert. In this week's "Board Game Etymology" segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "crowd."

MeepleCon 2018 Recap

March 19, 2018

by Ambie Valdés
Last weekend I went to my second MeepleCon, a board game convention in Las Vegas! The convention was three days, but we ended up getting a flight early Sunday morning to go home (other flights were a lot more expensive), so we were only there on Friday and Saturday. But we still had tons of fun playing games!

The Games
I played 22 plays of 15 different games at the convention (plus some Craps), 8 of which were new to me. The most played and my favorite new game was The Mind, a new cooperative card game where you have to play the cards in order without talking! Jess had a copy that she borrowed from Scott Alden and was bringing it around to everyone at the convention to try out. It was really hard and a lot of fun, and I really want to get it. Unfortunately, it's currently only available in Germany, but I heard that it will be coming over soon.

Blitz Con 2018 Recap

February 26, 2018

by Ambie Valdés
We hosted our second annual Blitz Con this year over President’s Day weekend again. Last year we had 50 people, but this year we grew to a little over 100 people! We had a much bigger space and there was always plenty of room to play games.

I took this picture after setting up (this was half the room). Lots of table space!

BGG.CON 2017 Recap

November 22, 2017

by Ambie Valdés
Toby and I went to BGG.CON again this year! BGG.CON is one of our favorite conventions, since we really like trying out new games, and BGG.CON has a huge library of a bunch of games - both new releases and older awesome games!

We got there on Tuesday afternoon and left on Sunday afternoon, and we played so many games! At the convention, we had 82 plays/demos of 70 unique games, 57 of which were new to us! This is definitely a record for us (one I don't want to beat). Thursday was especially exhausting - we played 24 different games that day (20 new to us). A lot of them were light games or dexterity games, so it wasn't too difficult to learn everything.

Since we arrived before the convention started, we went out to eat some BBQ and then played some games we had brought. Two of the most played games of the convention for us were Strike and For-Ex, both of which we brought. It was fun being able to show people both games - Strike for its excitement and action, and For-Ex for its brain-burning weirdness.
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