Chris Hamm

Author's details

Name: Chris Hamm
Date registered: February 5, 2014
URL: http://www.lifeingames.com

Latest posts

  1. Game Design: Family Think & Make Workshop — April 29, 2017
  2. How to Win New Games By Playing Like My Wife — April 13, 2017
  3. What’s New and What’s Coming. — April 9, 2017
  4. The Lords of Rock: Description and Review — August 1, 2016
  5. Gen Con Is Coming: A Wife in Games Guest Post — July 31, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. When Life is Not a Game: What a Difference a Year Makes — 12 comments
  2. Qwirkle: Description and Review — 9 comments
  3. Boy Scout Board Game Night — 8 comments
  4. Gen Con 2013 Recap: Trade Day — 7 comments
  5. When Life Is Not A Game — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 29

Game Design: Family Think & Make Workshop

I recently gave a presentation about tabletop game design at Perry Meridian Junior High School as part of their series of Think and Make Workshops.  These events are run by their wonderful librarian, Leslie Preddy, and with the help of a few dedicated volunteers.  One of the school’s math teachers and resident gaming expert, Doc Rissel, also took part …

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Apr 13

How to Win New Games By Playing Like My Wife

What is the only thing better than trying out an exciting new tabletop game?  Winning the first time you try out an exciting new tabletop game!  “Easier said than done,” you might say.  After all, depending on the complexity of a game it can be quite challenging to form any sort of coherent strategy with …

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Apr 09

What’s New and What’s Coming.

Hello everyone!  It has been far too long since I have posted here, but that is all about to change.  I have not written as I have been giving a lot of thought over the past few months about the direction that I want to take with Life in Games.  When I started this site, I covered …

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Aug 01

The Lords of Rock: Description and Review

      The Lords of Rock, by Dave Killingsworth of SolarFlare Games, mixes the unlikely thematic duo of mythology and a cosmic battle of the bands.  In this game, 2-4 players will take control of a mythological Pantheon of gods and attempt to out rock the others for control of the universe!   The …

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Jul 31

Gen Con Is Coming: A Wife in Games Guest Post

This article was originally posted at storyofabetterme.wordpress.com/   As I look through the memories of Facebook this morning, I realize that this day in 2015, we were at GenCon. Dubbed the “best four days in gaming”, it is truly a nerd girl’s paradise! There are plenty of costumes to admire (and yes, there is Wonder Woman …

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Jun 30

Whelps to Wyrms: Description and Review

Whelps to Wyrms, designed by Rick Perez, is the latest offering from Lamp Light Games and is a game for 2-5 players. The players take on the role of dragons striving to acquire the greatest hoard of gold in the realm.  Everyone begins the game controlling a relatively weak dragon whelp, but as they gain experience from doing what …

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