Cursed Uno: An Essay on Heartbreak

Every regular gaming group probably has a game like this. This isn’t the game you pull out for new players, established players’ visiting significant others, or children. This is the nitty-gritty, friendship-demolishing, table-flipping, night-ending monstrosity. Here’s ours. To preface, my game night group is already a mess. It’s a ragtag group of broke late-teens/early-20s barely-cognizant piles of stress and medical issues. For some reason, we all get together about once a week to play a couple terrible, awful games. Betrayal at House on the Hill, The Resistance, Jenga, Coup, just all the most soul-numbing possible games for people who already suffer … Read more

Switch: Ninten-dooooo that to me one more time.

Nintendo Switch No Nintendo, you stay the same, I’ll change. I rag on Nintendo a lot here. It’s not that I hate Nintendo, quite the opposite. See, it’s like this. Anyone have that friend who’s essentially a nice person, but… goddammit, what a mess, yeah? They just have the shittiest luck, the worst ideas, sparks of brilliance that are immediately dashed when they over-do it. You know the type? For me, let’s name him, Calvin. (He probably doesn’t read my stuff anyhow.) I was once a passenger in a car accident with Calvin. True stories. The sun created a glare on … Read more

How To Make Friends and Influence Nerds! BGN Edition!

MERRY BOARD GAME NIGHT EVE, YA’LL. It’s like Christmas!!!… If you just sit around and play board games and drink. So… like Christmas. Now I’m not going to bore you all with a re-hash of the last Board Game Night How-To. (which is available to read here, here, and here.) Oh no no. Today I come to you with a different How-To. Specifically focusing on points 3 and 4 of the Board Game Night How–To. (Real sorry about that.) Talking to people and making friends! If you already have friends, well good. We’re all very impressed with you. You must … Read more