gaming

I wanted better money for my game, so I made it myself

I've put a lot of time into getting my Firefly board game to the table for our gaming group. Learning it back to front so I can teach others, buying all of the expansions and extra ships, running down a copy of the full-sized play mat... But I decided that I was really unhappy with the paper money...
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There's all kinds of gamers out there!

If you had told me a week ago that I'd be talking with Techno Destructo from GWAR, I would have said "That's crazy!" Even crazier if you said I'd be discussing board games with him, but here we are, and crazy has happened... It was amazing to me just to be talking with the man(his real name is...
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Be Local, Play Local

This week's episode of BJ Shea's Board Game Alliance is all about local, Seattle area creators and artists. Game designers, writers, cake wizards, all working and creating locally and doing an amazing job of it, too. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite places in...
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Playing around with the PlayTable at CES

Hey guys, BJ here! We had the chance to play around with some really awesome tech at CES 2018 this year, and gaming was a big focus for a lot of the developers we saw. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, haptic sensors, all of them being used to enhance the gaming experience for the future. There...
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Games for one

Playing board games alone can be frustrating and sad, unless you have a couple of great games with "Solo Mode" built in! I got a couple of really excellent games for Christmas, let me show you what I'll be doing when I don't feel like dealing with other people in the coming months... Video of ep 91...
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Let's play Firefly: The Game!

So, BJ and I are going to be playing A LOT of board games during our time off, and the one I'm most excited about is Firefly: The Game. We had a rough time playing it when it first came out and nobody has wanted to play it since then. Three years later, I've spent the last three weeks playing solo...
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Too many games? What have I gotten myself into?

Here's the thing: I may have bitten off more than I can chew. The BJ & Migs show has some time off for the holidays this year, and that means that I have some time on my hands, and that usually means gaming. As my primary hobby, gaming is almost always my number one go-to for any kind of free...
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Tomb Raider Official Trailer

Welcome to Hump Day Rock-A-Holics! It looks like the rain has finally returned and with it marks the end of our amazing 70+ degree weather. That’s why the timing of this new Tomb Raider trailer couldn’t be better because what better way is there to spend a rainy day other than watching a movie. For...
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BJGN Board Game Alliance ep 14, part 1

BJShea's Board Game Alliance. Epi. 14 Record Date 5/26/2017 Host: "Director" Chris Walker of Bj Geek Nation Designer: Sean Epperson of Thing 12 Games Gamer: Josh Utley from The Omega Gamers Origins Game Fair June 14-18th in Columbus, OH Origins Awards nominations http://www.originsawards.net/...
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Rock Blog: Rock Band VR is the Future

The latest installment of Rock Band is the future! Rock Band VR puts you on stage with an entire BAND in front of a massive crowd. Here's a little inside scoop to show off how it works: Video of How to Play Rock Band VR It's nice to see Seattle bands represented in this new release, since you can...
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