Randy Hoyt

The Wizard’s Tower

My 10YO ran another Hero Kids adventure for me and his brother (5YO) last night: “The Wizard’s Tower.” (We were all a little off our game, still trying to figure out how best to do this. It was pretty rough, but we’re all 3 glad we’re trying it!)

Dec 06

On Games

Play your collection deeply. Prioritize the great games. It's truly rewarding.
Grant Rodiek
Nov 24

Azul at BGG CON

I loved Azul. I played it on 4 different days at BGG.CON in the Hot Games area. I’m definitely buying this one.

Nov 20

Faramir and Denethor

I’m re-reading The Lord of the Rings this year. This exchange is just so haunting and powerful.

Faramir: “You wish now that our places had been exchanged. That I had died and Boromir had lived.”

Denethor: “Yes, I wish that indeed.”

Illustration: Anke Eissmann

Nov 15

3D Printed Box Insert

3D printing a box insert or storage solution might be one of my new favorite things. My son took a 3D printing class at our public library. They have a 3D printer than anyone can use; you just pay for the material. I’d been wanting to get boxes or trays for Santorini to hold the pieces, to make it much faster to get the game out and play it quickly. Last week I found files on Thingiverse by someone else had the same idea.

Oct 13