board games

Board to Death By C.J. Connor: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow

Ben Rosencrantz never planned on spending his 30th birthday back in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, and he especially didn’t envision having to take over his father’s Of Dice and Decks board game store. Growing up as the only out person in his school and being an unabashed fantasy and sci-fi nerd in the largely Mormon population always made Ben feel like an outsider, so he was happy to escape to graduate school and become an adjunct professor of English in Seattle.

Crazy Squirrel Games and Toys

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Board and card games have become more popular again over the last several years. People want to do things together with friends and family in real life, not just on the computer. Interestingly, a lot of people during the pandemic even started playing board and card games on Zoom as a way to feel like they were together with people they couldn’t see in person.

Game On: Fresno Board Gamers

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho

Fresno’s game scene is ever-evolving, but the Fresno Board Gamers have remained a bedrock within the swiftly-moving stream of gaming culture, gathering weekly for over ten years. Kings River Life caught up with group co-organizer John Bowling to talk about the group’s origin, its evolution, and the enduring appeal of tabletop gaming.