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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Latte Fun!

Today we ventured over to Carmel to Soho Cafe & Gallery. Our drinks of choice were a White Chocolate Mocha and a Leprechaun (Amaretto & Irish Cream). They were lightly sweet and very creamy with properly frothed milk.   Unfortunately, Claire thought the coffee lacked flavor, and felt that the espresso was much fainter than expected.   I personally love their coffee and I know I’ll be back many more times as they also have great breakfast food and sandwiches.  The cafe itself has an open feel, with nicely spaced sturdy tables and a diverse selection of artwork for sale.  If you appreciate art as we do, you should stop in to look at their art gallery and have some coffee!  We appreciate the friendly, professional staff they have at Soho and look forward to returning again and again!  As for this week’s game of choice, we’re in a rush to have a latte fun so read on to learn how we made our coffee. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Boards & Brews 2nd Blogiversary!

Happy Pi Day everyone!  It’s officially our two year blogiversary!  Two years ago today we started our board gaming blog and have been blogging at least once a week ever since!  For this year's post we are doing another giveaway contest for the successful Kickstarted party game known as Buy The Rights, created by Literally Wizards, one of our very own local Indianapolis residents. Read on to learn more about the giveaway contest and our celebratory 2nd year Blogiversary post! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Top 10 Expansions We Own: #1

Well of course this would be our #1 expansion, after all we are boards and brews.  In our number one spot for our top 10 list of expansions that we own is the Tuscany expansion for Viticulture.  What if you’re tired filling wine orders? In this expansion we have a lot more than just wine orders to fill.  What if we were to expand into apples, tomato sauce, olive oil, or perhaps some cheese?  All of those ingredients are optional in Tuscany depending on which expansion you are playing.  We have some more interactions throughout our adventure that delivers a lot more content to the game.  Through the utilization of a tiered system, this allows us to uncork a lot of new mechanics in the expansions providing an almost legacy-style Viticulture game.  This one is packed to the brim with boards, meeples, and cards equalling 12 small expansions in all!  While Viticulture is still noteworthy, Tuscany is a whole new beast.  Read on to learn more about this incredible expansion. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Top 10 Expansions We Own: #2

It’s the game that I describe as D&D meets Dominion.  Well, now with the Numenera universe combined, there’s more RPG aspects than ever mixed into Thunderstone.  Coming in on our #2 spot is Thunderstone Advance: Numenera.  Anyone who plays Thunderstone knows that even though there are standalone versions, nearly every version released is interwoven in such a way that you can utilize the cards with each release of the game.  Thunderstone Numenera follows this same concept.  It is a standalone game, but it is also an expansion.  As far as the Thunderstone series goes, this is a very different approach in a way that no other Thunderstone game has been implemented.  Like all of it’s predecessors, it still maintains a fantasy theme, but now with the implementation of the Numenera universe, we’re combining a lot more science fiction and technology into Thunderstone.