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5 Best Games to Take You Beyond Monopoly

Hobby gaming has grown over the years. More people are discovering hobby games and the ease of acquiring both new and unique games continues to grow. Because of the shear volume of games available, knowing how to branch out can seem intimidating. Let’s dive into WicosDice’s 5 best games to take you beyond Monopoly!

Image of dog peeking above the 5 game boxes
5 Games to take you Beyond Monopoly
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Splendor
  • Mysterium Park
  • Small World
  • The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine

Board Game Brunch: Celebrating Spring Blooms with Flourish and Rhubarb Crisp

Board Game Brunch Flourish Game box, Flowers, and Rhubarb Crisp
Board Game Brunch: Flourish and Rhubarb Crisp

As our gardens come alive with colors and fresh fruit, we celebrate spring with the board game Flourish, but Starling Games, and some delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

Board Game Brunch: Chestburster Beef Stew with Nemesis

Board Game Brunch today featured Nemesis with Chestburster beef stew served in bread bowls.

Board Game Brunch: Chesturster Stew and Nemesis

Nemesis is a recent Kickstart arrival to our home. This is a survival horror board game that plays like a dungeon crawl in space. This was our first full play through of the game. We found that with the high amount of sequence based resolution to actions and events made having the rulebook at the ready is important for your first several games.

Board Game Brunch: Nemesis Board Game Box

We love the theme of the game. The feeling of being trapped on a space ship with alien intruders is well captured. You can feel the story unfold on each of your actions. We will still be telling the story of the breeder intruder of Ben’s captain that shot two full clips of his energy rifle to only have the alien continue to escape death. My scientist rammed her wheel chair into the stubborn alien late in the game as a close combat attack an took it down.

Board Game Brunch: Nemesis Alien

We paired this game with some slow cooker beef stew (it may be the end of May, but we’re in Wisconsin, USA and woke to frost) served in delicious bread bowls. The beef stew is great when you want just something a little different, the seasoning included mustard and brown sugar which provided a nice change from the standard stew we make. The bread bowls were amazing. I found the recipe on one of my favorite bread sites: Sally’s Baking Addiction. The texture soaked up the stew gravy perfectly.

Board Game Brunch: Chestburster Beef Stew

Looking for other Board Game Brunch games and recipes? Find them here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/

Episode 79: Online Board Gaming Made Easy with Board Game Arena

On this month’s episode of WiscoDice our intrepid team of hosts take a deep dive look at Board Game Arena. We talk about the platform itself, share our thoughts, and then look at some easy to get started with games that you can play with friends and family. Finally we will give you a few games that we really love to play on BGA!

Terra Mystica being played on Board Game Arena

On top of that, we talk about the games that we have been playing. Brian and I dive into some miniature hobby talk discussing projects we are working. More clues are given to what Brian’s secret project is. Do you have any guesses as to what it might be?

Also, a big thank you to all of our participants in our contest. We’ll be reaching out to you soon to collect shipping information and let you know what you have won.

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Conesy’s Diary: Episode 46 Fantasy Gaming with Heroes of Valintia

Heroes of Valintia
Coming to Kickstarter Very Soon

Ever dreamed of being an epic hero? Ever wanted to share that experience with your kids? Heroes of Valintia provides a perfect gateway to be able to introduce new generations to the fantasy gaming experience.

On this episode of the Diary, Conesy interviews the creators of Heroes of Valintia and finds out what this game is really about. The Kickstarter is coming soon, so make sure you hop over to the coming soon page and click the Notify me on Launch Button

Heroes of Valintia on Kickstarter

Conesy’s Diary: 2/17/2021

Go, listen to the show! While you are at it, check out these images of the game.

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