Games

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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The Other Football a Plenty

Hola Bitcholas, As a fan of soccer and a Sounders season ticket holder I should be ecstatic about the idea of going to three different games this weekend. Sadly, the Sounders don't figure into it. No, my son, Lil' Pele, has THREE games this weekend. Three. Two on Saturday and one on Sunday. I'm...
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Elder Die by CatDragon Games

Good Day My Fellow Geeks! This week on the Board Game Alliance episode of BJ Shea's Geek Nation, we started a new segment called "Special Delivery"! It's where we review how the Kickstarter we backed turned out down from placing the order, any drama during development, if they delivered on time and...
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Redfestival is Coming!

Hola Bitcholas, Redfestival is coming...like 'winter is coming'...it's a ways off, but inevitable. It's September 14th. Usually, Redfestival happens about 30 days after we announce it, so having some notice is nice. More importantly, it gives us more time to try and curate the things we really want...
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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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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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BJ Shea's Board Game Alliance's Newest Host!

Welcome to the Board Game Alliance 2.0! What is the Board Game Alliance? If you are a avid listener of BJ Shea's Geek Nation , you have probably heard us mention our love of board gaming. A while back, we started a separate podcast with Uncle Chris Walker along with Designer Sean Epperson of Thing...
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The Best Nerdy Places to Check Out in Western Washington

The Pacific North West gives us so many beautiful things, from gorgeous mountains, tall and stoic evergreen trees, and a vast ocean coast, to diverse tasty foods, a wonderful music scene (both old and new), but also. . . A HUGE NERD COMMUNITY! Western Washington state specifically is home to many...
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