Happy Tabletop Day!

5 04 2014

tabletopday5x5feet-logoIf you didn’t know by now, today is International TableTop Day, an international holiday created by TableTop host and geek ambassador Wil Wheaton. Folks are encouraged to share a game with friends, family and maybe a complete stranger or two along the way, in an effort to promote the hobby and the social interaction that seems to be missing in this digital world. We’re sure most of you are busy playing and not reading blog posts today, but we thought we’d ask you what you’re playing today?

Also, we thought it would be helpful to point out that: in order to help celebrate the day, Amazon has put some great classics on sale at huge discounts. You can find them all by clicking this link, right here!

Thanks for reading and enjoy your TableTop Day!

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What You Missed…

26 04 2013

MontrealThanks for joining us this week at Theology Of Games. Here’s what you might have missed…

We had a chock-full Kickstarter Weekly post.

Then we got word that the worker-placement game Tzolk’in is getting an expansion.

Then Jeremiah took us on a trip to his adolescence, and the joys and pains of Doctor Who.

Then Firestone talked about his love of expansions, and whined about bad expansions.

Then we brought you a review of the game Coup, which is up on Kickstarter, cheap, and lots of fun!

And finally, we shared the latest episode of TableTop, where they play The Resistance.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next week!

TableTop Joins The Resistance!

25 04 2013

ResistanceBy Firestone

A number of months ago we told you about TableTop, Wil Wheaton’s Internet board game show. Well, the latest show has them playing my favorite game: The Resistance. If you’ve wondered what is so great about this game, this is a great chance to watch a group of people actually playing. You’ll see paranoia, accusations, mistakes, subterfuge, and all of the others things that make me love this game so much—and they aren’t even particularly good at it! Be aware: They do occasionally curse. Some of the “big ones” are bleeped out. Others aren’t.

Giving Up Board Games…

1 04 2013

crossBy Firestone

So Saturday was International TableTop Day, and as I sat there in the 4th hour of my game of Exodus: Proxima Centauri, it hit me: This is boring. Do this. Draw that. Roll a crapload of dice. ROLL ANOTHER 1, WHEN I REALLY NEEDED ANYTHING OTHER THAN A 1. Attack. Be attacked. Lose by 2 VPs. What’s the point?

So I went home, talked to my wife about it, and decided I’m going to quit boardgaming. Forever. I’m selling my collection—pennies on the dollar, so make me an offer. I also talked to Jeremiah about it, and he’s been thinking the same thing. It’s all just so much…fluff.

So we’re starting a new blog. We hope you’ll come check us out, and thanks for reading our inane posts over the last 9 months. We truly appreciate it.

And you should seriously think about giving up board games—or should we say, “bored games…”

Today is International TableTop Day!

30 03 2013

tabletopThe popular Wil Weaton-hosted YouTube board game show, TableTop, has declared today TableTop Day. That’s just an excuse to play games all day, but there are some corporate sponsors for the day, who have partnered with some game stores for giveaways and promos. For instance, some stores will be getting promo cards for The Resistance that have the science fiction spy images along with the words Merlin and Assassin on them, so you can easily add those roles to the original game.

I’ll (Firestone) be joining in on the fun with some guys from my game group. You should, too. You can go here to find out if your Friendly Local game Store is hosting an event. And then go down for a few hours and support this day of gaming! Or just play some games at home with your family!

Have a great Easter weekend!

We’re Back! Plus, International TableTop Day…

7 03 2013
Resistance at the hotel Starbucks...

Resistance at the hotel Starbucks…

Well, we’re back from Indiana, and trying to put out fires and get caught up. It was so busy that we only had time to play a couple of games of The Resistance: Avalon—at 1 in the morning at the hotel Starbucks. But at least we got to play!

Anyway, the big news in the gaming world is that Geek & Sundry’s hit YouTube show TableTop has announced International TableTop Day, on March 30, 2013. This seems like merely an excuse to get together and play games—which we’re fine with. It’s a celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the show. Some big publishers are offering promotional materials for the event, so hit up their Web site for the details and to find an event near you…


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