8.5

…and then, we held hands.

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Emotions run high while playing games all the time; the thrill of victory, the disappointment of defeat, the tension of a die roll, and the frustration of a “take that!” from an opponent. Sometime’s game designer’s rely on those emotions to drive the gameplay and take the fun to another level. In …and then, we held hands, the emotions ARE the gameplay. Confused? Don’t worry, that’s just another emotional hurdle we’ll have to get passed. (more…)

10

Bring Your Own Book

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“In a good book the best is between the lines”. Bring Your Own Book is a social game/activity in which the lines in any given book become fuel for thought, laughs, and conversation. For three or more players,the game can act as a center point for a party, an icebreaker (more…)

8.3

Elk Fest

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Moose tracks are more than a delicious ice cream flavor—they can also be the vehicle for some adorable and whimsical gameplay. In Elk Fest, two players are pitted against each other as elk named Jule and Ole. WAIT. Elk? I thought we were talking about moose? Well, those large species of animal from the deer family are often called “moose” in North America but are more commonly referred to as “elk” in Eurasia. Further adding to the confusion, there are animals referred to as elk in North America—but they are completely different. For the sake of argument, lets just say Jule and Ole are moose. (more…)

The Gamer Nerd Turns 3

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3 years ago we launched The Gamer Nerd. We’ve made it through our “terrible twos” and it was anything but terrible. The momentum is growing and we have you to thank. Without our readers and fellow nerds we would be nothing. So cheers to you and thanks for making this site worthwhile. (more…)