One (More) Night

I used to hate traitor games. I used to go out of my way to avoid being a traitor to the point where, in one game, I did the sacrilegious – I actually stopped playing as soon as the cards were dealt because I was the traitor and I knew how terrible I would be […]

A Study in Dystopia

It is the immensity, I believe. The hugeness of things below. The darkness of dreams. – Neil Gaiman So starts a wonderful, mind-bending journey into a realm shared by HP Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in equal measure, and threaded together in a way that only Neil Gaiman could manage in a short story […]

Small (and brutal) World

We had been to every single shop that we could think of in Durban. We’d spent more money on board games than we had intended on a trip that neither of us could really afford but had decided to come on anyway. And we were still searching for one more game. It wasn’t like it […]

Cure the World!

“Can you save humanity?” the box asks in bold letters as a group of four stand side by side, poised for action. When playing Pandemic, most often the answer is “No,” but it’s quickly followed by, “That’s not going to stop me from trying though!” Which is both unsurprising and perfectly appropriate! The Skinny Having […]

Traitors Hide In The Shadows (over Camelot)

Mr. Geekess and I differ in our opinions of many things – music, reading material, whether or not we should acquire a third kitten – but there are a good many things that we do agree on too! And one of those things is our love for Arthurian legends. They stem from different places – […]

Dare to Escape?

The sounds of the rain forest surround you and your group of friends as you clutch boldly to your fistful of dice, nails digging into your palms waiting to hear that rumbling voice. Every breathe feels loud and obnoxious. Beads of sweat begin to form. And then it begins. “ESCAPE.” With that, a scrambling of […]

Durban Antics

I may or may not have gone a little crazy on my recent trip to Durban. I guess it depends on what you think is crazy. If you happened to think that scouring every gaming store and Exclusive Books that we came across was perfectly normal, then you’d be less inclined to think of my […]

You Can’t Take Firefly From Us

To me, Nathan Fillion is Malcolm Reynolds. I know that I must have seen him in roles before, and I have certainly seen him in roles since, but they are nothing but hollow shells compared to the gun-slinging, insult-hurling, honour-driven space cowboy that I have come to know and love. And if the poll that […]