Posts tagged "board games"

Pictures from PlayCHIC 2014, the Chicago Toy and Game Fair's fashion show

Mayfair Games had puppeteers wandering around. The sheep is a key part of their best-selling board game, Settlers of Catan.
I try to keep up with geeky events in Chicago, but sometimes, one slips by me. I almost missed out on PlayCHIC 2014. This toy and game-inspired fashion show is apparently part of the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. I’ve BEEN to ChiTAG. I’ve reviewed games I discovered at ChiTAG. Even so, I had no idea... Read more »

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY! Game Night with Peter Sagal

I got so wrapped up in preparing for last night’s event with Lakeshore Beverage that I almost forgot- I have tickets to give away. I just have to remember what they’re for. Hmm. Wait wait… don’t tell me… GOT IT. The tickets are for Game Night with Peter Sagal! It’s an NPR geek’s dream come true.... Read more »

2 Audition Opportunities for the Chicago Geek with a Theatrical Streak

Little-known fact: While my college major was Communications, one of my two minors was Theatre.  Don’t let the term “minor” fool you, though.  To get the word “Theatre” on my diploma AT ALL, I had to work hundreds of hours on stage and in the shop.  I love performance to this day.  I have to... Read more »

Product Review: Gravity Board Games - Guest Blog by Clayton Faits

My husband and I love board games.  Two years ago, we went on a date to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair.  There, we met some lovely gentlemen from Gravity Board Games.  We tried their products (while eating Toblerone).  I decided then and there that I’d be buying some Gravity Games for my geek guy.... Read more »

Games for Growth: An Interview with David Rheinstrom of LeftSide-RightSide

Growing up, I got some pretty mixed messages about educational gaming.  I remember loving computer titles like Word Munchers, Oregon Trail, and Gizmos and Gadgets.  I ALSO remember teachers telling me that video games would fry my brain.  Finally, I recall classmates scoffing at anything outwardly educational; game creators had to “hide” the education like parents tried... Read more »

5 Geeky Date Ideas for Valentine's Day in Chicago

I take geek romance very seriously.  It’s one of my favorite blogging topics, from themed gift ideas to advice for singles.  Today, I’m addressing the most common question I get: “What’s the best place in Chicago for a geeky date?” …OK, busted.  I totally did this last year.  However, I have even MORE to share in 2013!... Read more »

You Sunk My Film Industry: Battleship, Spider-Man, and Ghostbusters 3

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance comes out this weekend.  I can think of one person excited: my dad.  He’s never read the comics.  He loved the first Ghost Rider film.  It had everything he looks for in a positive movie experience: motorcycles and fire.   SoV will have ample motorcycles and fire, so my father... Read more »