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board games

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.

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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.

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by Evelyne Vivies


Do you remember the days of good old-fashioned table-top board games or video games that you played side-by-side with friends and family? Game Qore owner C.B. Thompson is bringing everything back, right here in Downtown Visalia.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend is Bookwyrm, a 2 day gaming convention at the Woodward Park Library in Fresno. We spoke with 2 of the organizers of this year’s event-James Tyner and Tiffany Polfer.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In 2013, several new businesses have opened up in Reedley–Urban Roots, MCC Cafe, Mooner’s, and now Morgan’s Pair-a-Dice. Each trying to bring something new and unique to Reedley’s downtown.

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