Calvin’s Commentaries: Chess Federation of Canada part 2 of 2

Yesterday started a look at the game of chess with Vlad Drkulec, President of the Chess…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Chess Federation of Canada part 1 of 2

It is always interesting to learn about another’s interest in board games, and especially so when…

Calvin’s Commentaries: World Backgammon Association

Gamers might not be aware, but March 21 is World Backgammon Day. For several years the…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Thru-Hiker

It is always interesting to come upon games that are decidedly different from those filling the…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Wandering Steel

“Doval Robotics claimed that abandoning its headquarters on the island of Korvorak was a strategic cost-cutting…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Hive

The list of games being produced each year is simply massive, and that has been the…

Calvin’s Commentaries: XENOSCAPE

Role-playing games are always a fun diversion if you have a like-minded group of friends –…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Tumbleweed

Regular readers will know when it comes to a preferred style of game I lean heavily…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Infinity

Miniature games come and go with near startling regularity. While some games you quickly get the…

Calvin’s Commentaries: The Transcontinental

There is always some new game that attracts a player to venture into areas of gaming…

Calvin’s Commentaries: What Game of HAM

When you take a game off the shelf with a name like ‘Game of Ham’ you…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Wildsea

In a real-world where we face a worldwide pandemic, worsening world weather events, a widening divide…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Legions of Steel: Operation Anvil

When it comes to gaming I am an admitted sucker for miniature skirmish games. In general…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Moons and Stars

When a new game comes out with everything about it screaming that it is a very…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Infinity: Betrayal

It’s always interesting when two hobbies come together. For example, when it comes to the hobby…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Roots of Mali

While dice and I get along slightly less well than a wild dog and a feral…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Nomadic Caravan Project

When it comes to miniature gaming, you can never have too many miniatures – truly it’s…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Xodul

There really is a cornucopia, (a good word to work in in the fall), of chess…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Paiko

The current year has been a strange one in almost every facet of our lives, reviewing…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Peruke

You just have to love games that come in small, pocket-sized tins. The simple fact that…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Aristeia

Regular readers will know that the gaming group behind this weekly column collectively has an addiction…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Sword Noir

As a reader, I have long been a fan of ‘pulp noir’. The world of role-play…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Longboat

Throw a Viking theme onto a game and you have at least teased this gamer enough…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Crazy Tower

In terms of popular family/party games, Jenga has to be among the most recognizable. It is…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Trench

In the world of my beloved abstract strategy games there is a rather diverse range of…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Masker

Recently we have delved into a lot of games from designer Philippe Proux and publisher Ludarden.…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Green Skull

When you are part of a small gaming group, who still has access to a couple…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Backgammon

Some games wear the label ‘classic’ easily.  Backgammon in most certainly one of those, with its…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Tak

If it was a case of choosing a 10-best games of the current millennium, while it…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Table Hockey

When it comes to games fondly remembered from my childhood, now some half-century in the rearview…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Othello

There are not many games with simpler rules that can still hold one’s attention through repeated…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Scrabble

When it comes to board games, a scant few among the thousands have developed national and/or…

Calvin’s Commentaries: Star Scrappers: Battledrill

It’s always good when you discover a new game and become excited by it before ever…