Category: Less about games

  • Metrics and games

    Interesting new thing to calculate: the number of games played at least five times. This is interesting, of course, because I’m on top of the list when you look at the Finnish Board Game Society folks. I’ve long ago dropped from the top of the rating race, but on this list I shine. Lovely metric, […]

  • Spass – iOS App review

    I got a review copy of Spass – Score Cards with Lots of Cowbell. Despite the odd name, it’s actually a fairly basic tool, a score-keeping app for iOS. Now that’s an useful app. I’ve been using Basic Score Keeper – Free, which is pretty good, but I have to admit Spass looks better and, […]

  • Gaming Year 2011

    2010 was a good year. Well, 2011 was even better. I played more games than on any year on my records. Quality matters, too, but I can control quality more than I can control quantity and if quantity is good, quality tends to be good as well. I played lots of games with my son. […]

  • Acquired

    1971 3M Bookshelf Acquire

  • Renewed

    Hope you like this blog — I just renewed the domain for another five years. It’s ten years next year… I’ve enjoyed the blog myself, every now and then there’s a reason to dig through the archives. I played Hollywood Blockbuster (aka Dream Factory, aka Traumfabrik, aka Fabrik der Träume, aka Hollywood) last Sunday, my […]

  • Signs of life

    1865 Sardinia is available from Gotha Games. I bought three.

  • Gaming Year 2010

    Gaming year 2009 wasn’t terrific, but 2010 was. By numbers alone, I played a lot more games than last year. However, the biggest reason 2010 will go down in history as a good board game year was Nooa. I played well over hundred games with Nooa — actually, I played with Nooa about as much […]

  • Sharkbait, in the Japanese style

    I’m playing 1889 by email with Scott “redracecar” Petersen, Breno K. and jimb. Not that I’m scared, or anything…

  • What’s your H-index?

    There was some talk on ratings at the Lautapeliseura forums, as one of the forum regulars, oskari, reached 1000 ratings on Geek recently. Not bad, in six years! He’s very prolific game sampler, so no surprise he was the first Finnish gamer I know to reach the magic milestone (it’ll take me couple of years, […]

  • 7 Wonders box

    Just look at this pretty little 7 Wonders box: Of course there’s no scale in the picture, but the artwork is cut from the 7 Wonders box insert (which was so weak and wonky I didn’t feel at all bad ruining it for good), so you can guess from that. The box is a Alea […]