What Does CRYSTAL PALACE Have in Common with American Ninja Warrior?! Kim Ninjas Out in this Review
For me, the perfect American Ninja Warrior board game is Crystal Palace. While the worker placement game about the 1851 World Exhibition is not a solo adventure or a dexterity challenge, Crystal Palace shares a lot of techniques and style with my favorite sport: American Ninja Warrior! Watch this review to find out what I appreciate the most about both American Ninja Warrior and Crystal Palace. Here's a hint: strategy, strategy, strategy! Watch it here: youtu.be/ubdXBcRmUfI
SLAM WORDS! Learn How to Bring Board Games into the Classroom in this Mini Lesson with Professor Kim
Love word games? Want to practice your vocabulary? Need to practice your creativity and critical thinking?
Slam Words will work your skills and test your ability to come up with words that contain three letters in the super cool expandable cup the game comes with.
In this Board Games in the Classroom mini-episode, I'll give you all the suggestions and tips to bring Slam Words into your classroom with ease, meeting time limits and resource restrictions.
Watch it here! youtu.be/SaT5WN6w3CU
Is Dr. Pupper 9 your favorite drink?
How about The Impossible Burger?
Love getting your fingers dirty in a bag of Scorchin' Hot Cheese Tubes?
You definitely can't stop watching Generic Car Commercial with Mark McCornyhat, right?
Tabletop Tolson has you covered! Remember, in this house, tabletop tolson is for gamers!
Check it out here: youtu.be/VwB3OwUtGRE
My latest article at the Daily Worker Placement just released and it's a listicle!
Enjoy checking out these games and maybe you'll start spending more time at the gaming table than you did before because once you start playing these fun, thematic games, I doubt you'll ever stop!
Here's the link: dailyworkerplacement.com/2020/09/18/super-popular-games-with-a-strong-theme-that-you-should-be-playing-right-now/
JAWS OF THE LION: My Take on Gloomhaven's Stand Alone Game / Is It Everything and a Bag of Chips?
Jaws of the Lion comes in a smaller box and with a smaller ticket price than Gloomhaven or Frosthaven, but it lives in the same rich, story world of both.
Is it worth it, though? Check it out here: youtu.be/PHyXP3xrrrw
I unpack Gloomhaven Jaws of the Lion: what it offers, how it looks, what to expect and who the game is geared for.
Watch this brief review of the new stand alone game that I can lift! Everyone needs a fun dungeon crawl on the weekends these days:)
And That's How You Play FANTASTIC FACTORIES! Learn the Dice Placement/Card Building Game with Barb!
Build your blueprints, hire special contractors, and run your factories in the most efficient way and just maybe you'll be able to join Barb and the Gang in this super fun game.
Fantastic Factories has it all: dice rolling, worker placement, engine building, resource management, tableau building, simultaneous play, and some card drafting!
Learn how to play this manufacturing game that deserves a bit more love. Watch it here: youtu.be/uwqDqehsoRs
Are you tired of losing this game before it even begins?
I can help you out! After playing through Games 1-7, I came up with a some helpful ideas that address the swingy nature of the Draw Deck, Villain Deck, and Dark Arts Cards.
Currently, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is not as balanced as it could be, but with my suggestions you can still enjoy your favorite Harry Potter lore and enjoy the deck-building core of this cooperative game.
My Top 5 Games to Play in Zoom! Just Grab Paper and Pencil (and a Game or Two if You're Hosting)
Want to play games with your friends and family, but you're trying to social distance or you can't meet up with them physically? Here are five games that adapt to Zoom perfectly! Make sure to check out the links below to get those player sheets and links in order to play the games. youtu.be/4MP1NaTcCcY
My Best Gaming Moments Ever: Kim's Favorite Convention Experiences from the Past Fifteen Years!
Sometimes you need to slow down and relish the good times. It's been a tough year so far, but we're going to make it!
I decided to make a short video that compiled my favorite gaming moments over the past 15 years.
What do I look forward to each year? What do I carry around in my wallet? Who do I remember meeting and who do I miss? What new skills did I learn and where?
Special thanks goes to Board Game Geek and Scott Alden for creating a wonderful convention where many of my "best gaming moments ever" occur. I've made lifelong friends there and know that my experiences at BGG Con have made me a much better person than I'd ever be without it. And I'll definitely shout out to Carol Spain for leading those wonderful years demoing for Asmodee!
Check it out here: youtu.be/NPhYbvHhBgk
Professor Kim Teaches You How to Bring TERRA into the Classroom: History, Geography, and Culture!
Check it out here: youtu.be/8xvs7EMlLtk
Professor Kim will teach both instructors and students how to play Terra in this educational video.
Terra enhances students' understanding of core information, problem solving, critical thinking, and social skills. It also contextualizes geographical, cultural, and historical for students.
Join me, Professor Kim, in this education odyssey!
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.