Board gaming

Three Board Games You Will Want to Back on Kickstarter

On the latest episode of the Board Game Alliance edition of BJ Shea's Geek Nation, we got to chat about some awesome games on Kickstarter that you will want to jump on before they're done! Listen here: BJ Shea's BGA ep. 72: Cats, Dungeons, and More Here are the games we talked about: The Isle...
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2018 Dice Tower Award Winners

Good news everyone! The Winners of the Dice Tower Awards 2018 have been announced! Check out all the winners (and our thoughts on the latest podcast) below! BGA ep 71 - The 2018 Dice Tower Award Winners Game of the Year: Root by Leder Games Best Theming— Detective: A Modern Crime Board game by...
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A Donut Board Game?

Finally, the Board Game Alliance was once again at full force! All Joey Deez, Sean Epperson, Josh Utley and myself were together after a few weeks of "assignments" to talk board games! Since it's been a crazy month or so with moving, I haven't been playing games yet (though they are all on display...
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Mox Gauntlet: Cirque!

For those who don't know, this Sunday, May 19th, BJ Shea's Geek Nation will once again be competing in the Mox Gauntlet! This time the theme is Cirque! How cool is that? What is this Gauntlet we are talking about? We raise money for a great cause leading up to a full day of competitive board game...
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Stories from 4XCon

The nerdy-ness never sleeps, epically if you are in a board gaming group with BJ Shea! A few weeks ago, we attended the second annual 4XCon! This was my first time there, but if you're wondering how to get tickets to this con...well, you can't. This is something started by our board game group...
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District 9: The Boardgame by Weta Workshop

Hola my nerds! It's been a week and a half since Emerald City Comic Con and I think I am finally back on track with life. I caught up on sleep, the crud is pretty much gone, and my feet are no longer sore! That being said, it has been nice to recap some of the best moments! One of them being when...
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Dice Tower West Vegas Recap

It's been a long two weeks. If you haven't been keeping up with the BJ Shea's Geek Nation Facebook page, you have been missing out on all of our shenanigans! Two weeks ago, we left for Vegas for our first ever Dice Tower West (formally known as Meeple Con)! We had a giant group! While there, many...
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Creating the Perfect Board Game Ambiance

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's been a long week already, BJ and I just made it back from Las Vegas for the Dice Tower West Con and as much fun as it was, I am beat! Gaming really takes a lot out of ya! (PS: Expect a blog on all our shenanigans later this week) That being said, I want to go back and...
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How To Prep For Nerdy Cons

Happy Tuesday! You know what that means! The newest episode of BJ Shea's Board Game Alliance is out! Listen here: BJ Shea's BGA ep. 54: How To Prep For Cons Some highlights on what to pack are: - lip balm - hand sanitizer - battery pack for your phone - water bottle and snacks - DEODORANT!!...
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Game to Grow

Welcome to episode 51 of BJ Shea's Board Game Alliance! First we chatted about the Top 20 most anticipated games of 2019 as voted on in BGG! Coming in at #1 is the game Mississippi Queen , which is a reissue of the 1997 game! Get the whole list of anticipated games HERE! We also had the chance to...
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