gaming

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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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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BJ Shea's Geek Nation PAX Unplugged Coverage

BJ Shea's Geek Nation and The Board Game Alliance traveled to Philadelphia, PA for PAX Unplugged 2018 this year, and we had a blast! PAXU is the tabletop gaming installment of the Penny Arcade Expo's family of conventions, the prime edition of which is based here in Seattle and is conidered one of...
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