GAME REVIEW: Tokaido (Deluxe Edition!)

Tokaido was once the most important road in Japan, connecting Kyoto with Edo (now Tokyo); travelling the length of the road (on foot!) was celebrated as a spiritual journey. In modern times, a bullet train line bearing the same name and travelling the same route can cover the distance (over 450 km, or 280 miles) in as little as 2 hours and 22 minutes and speeds of up to 285 km/h (177 mph). From 1964-2012, the train line carried 5.3 billion passengers.

The game bearing the historic name isn’t nearly so break-neck paced, but Tokaido still manages that odd balance of being neck-and-neck competitive, and quietly contemplative at the same time.

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May your journey be one of a lifetime!

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Board Game Apps

As Japan is coming up, and we’re not planning on packing board games for the big trip, for this particular post I’m going to pick my personal favourite board game tablet apps that allow for multi-player, so geeky couples and families like us can keep playing their favourite board games on the go – without travelling so heavy.

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Buying Blind (with help from FLGSs)

When it comes to tabletop game shopping, Edward and I usually test before we invest. We use the cafes and open box games at some of our downtown stores to get a good taste before we go in and buy. This is mostly because it is an expensive hobby… and we want to make sure what ends up on our shelves gets relatively used.

But, with TableTop Day being announced (April 29), we thought it would be a good time to talk about a good connection for any game-interested person: Friendly Local Game Shops.

And our topic for today? I’m going to name some Torontonian FLGSs and some tips on how they can help you shop… especially ‘buying blind.’

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GAME REVIEW: Love Letter

Valentines Day is just around the corner – whether you love it or hate it, or really don’t care. My opinion on the day is that most people do easily go overboard, and there doesn’t need to be anything flashy – but if you’re going to give me a reason to celebrate love I will celebrate it. There’s really no reason not to!

But whether you’re going big or staying casual, if you’re a board game person in want to play something love-themed on the special day, one of the first games you may consider is Love Letter.

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