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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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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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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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The Nerd Community Coming Together For Zulu's Board Game Cafe

Vicky B: Yesterday we got some real cruddy news. One of our favorite local go-to board game joints, Zulu's Board Game Cafe , posted on their Facebook page that someone broke in and stole thousands and thousands dollars worth of Magic: The Gathering cards. This is always sad and frustrating to see...
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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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Board Game Movies and Apps

Hello my fellow nerds and geeks! First off, if you've been a loyal listener of BJ Shea's Geek Nation and the Board Game Alliance (BGA), you probably have heard about an extra game we'd love to gift one of you! It's Imhotep by KOSMOS ! If you want to know how you can score one (we have two to give...
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