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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cold Brew Confrontation

Today we visited a new location in Indy called Porter Books & Bread to play Lord Of The Rings, The Confrontation.  The location offered up an early 20th century decor with a delightful modern touch of lighting and art.  The building was actually an army barracks from the early 1900’s.  The military base that it sat on was decommissioned in 1991, and in 1995 the US department of the interior gave it to the Indiana DNR (Department of Natural Resources) to use as a state park.  Now, we get to enjoy it’s rugged history with coffee, books and board games.  The employees of the facility were kind, very attentive, and the food and drinks were wonderful!  Claire had the Crossroads Cold Brew, and I had the Sure Shot Nitro Cold Brew, both of which we highly recommend!  We absolutely loved our experience and will be returning again!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Origins 2016

This year Claire and I attended Origins for the first time as press members.  Last year Origins had a unique attendance of 15,938 and with the vastly increasing popularity of tabletop games, I would anticipate it was a significant and successful increase for the convention at Columbus Ohio.  We had a chance to meet up with multiple venders, play some new games, and surprisingly run into some personal friends of ours from our hometown of Fishers Indiana!  Read on to learn about our awesome weekend!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

In this weeks segment, we visited a new coffee shop for the blog known as Quills Coffee located in downtown Indianapolis off of West 9th St.  For those of you who are coming out to Gen Con again this year, it’s only 1.5 miles away from the convention center so if you’re wanting some great coffee, it’s either a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute walk away.  It has a clean, open, and modern interior with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  I purchased the Vanilla Bourbon Iced Latte which carried a pleasantly balanced, semi-sweet flavor of vanilla and coffee fused together.  Claire had the Blacksmith Cream Soda which was nicely acidic, yet creamy and refreshing.  Both of which were perfect for a 90’ degree day.  We were very pleased with our overall experience and look forward to coming back again.  Today we played the 2 - 5 player set-collection, bluffing, take that, card game known as Scoundrel Society made by Action Phase Games.  Read on to learn more.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Boards & Brews at Home: Marvel Legendary

For today’s at home segment, we find ourselves playing the ever popular Marvel Legendary while drinking our favorite adult beverage, Man o’ War.  For those that are unaware of this drink, it contains bourbon, cointreau, sweet vermouth, and lemon juice.  We used Crown Royal Reserve in place of the bourbon, and typically use lime juice in place of the lemon, but either way, it makes for a powerful, citrusy cocktail that ended up being very fitting for this weeks game.  This 1 - 5 player, cooperative deck-building game is one of the greats, so read on to learn more.