February 25, 2019

Been a while, been a while.....

You know, I'm the sort of guy who likes things to be very simple. Very often, I am let down. In recent days, I am making the switch from a Mac to a PC, and things I knew how to do before have become mysterious and elusive.... like compu...

May 6, 2018

I've been running a local Gaming get-together Thursday nights for around 15 years with a group of friends and enthusiasts. On paper, we were known as "The Medicine Hat Gaming Guild". I've always just called it "Nerd Club" for a few reasons, but the most important is th...

April 18, 2018

My friends Dad could beat up your Dad's friend's.... Uncle's..... You know what, forget it. 

I met Marc about 5 or so years ago and I think it is safe to say we hit it off right away. He likes to make games, I like to try to tear games apart. A match made in heaven, t...

March 1, 2018

I (Luke) wanted to share a short post about my thoughts having played 18xx games over this last year and offer a few persuasive words for those curious-or-new-to-18xx players to continue to invest in the system.  

Since entering this part of the hobby, which for me has...

February 5, 2018

Hey All, 

Back from the dead (of Winter) and planning has begun to ramp up for Hattanooga this year. We have already begun to get our mallards contiguous and start the months long affair of organizing this thing. Over the interim, we have managed to add more games to th...

May 16, 2017

And Heat. And Sweat…..

18DO is the next (logical?) progression in what is becoming the ‘family’ of Harzbahn/Ruhr titles. If you have played either of those games and enjoyed them, this title looks to be right up your alley. This game differs from it’s predecessors in a...

April 26, 2017

It was recently brought to my attention that while 18xx games are very nice and we do have some rather interesting offerings not available at other train game conventions, the Winsome games we have to offer are also of interest to the general public and are often more...

March 31, 2017

I’ve known Marc for a few years now. We met at a board game convention in Calgary through our mutual interest in 18xx and other finance focused games. A few years back he brought a game he had been working on and 5 of us sat down to play it. It was a well made prototyp...

March 24, 2017

What you see here is a playable copy of Federico Vellani’s (of 1849 and 1841 fame) 1827. Originally beta prototypes were circulated in and around 1995 and it was advertised for open playtest in an Italian 18xx publication known as Iron Horses and Brazen Faces. Never pu...

March 7, 2017

Well, we here at Hattanooga have been very fortunate in terms of our support for this event. GMT, purveyors of some of the best produced games available for the Strategic Gamer at your house, have put together an edition of 1846 that is truly impressive. Not only did t...

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