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WHAT IS THAT MELODY?!

yES i am HYPE

It’s coming!

WHEN?!

The Final Countdown

Three days remain. Hold on to your butts… I’m going to be very quarantined without a care in the world! ?

Board Games Help Form Social Connections

…So we spoke with one another through chess, with the crux of the discussion roughly translating to: “Wow, you’re bad.”

Cian Maher

My wife, who is awesome and knows me very well, sent me an article on the apparent social benefit of playing board games (in person) with other people. It certainly seems to make a certain amount of sense. When you play games, even silent ones, you’re interacting and communicating in often deep or interesting ways.

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I love board games. Not just because they’re fun. I like the art, I like playing with people and having a good time. I really get invested in some and feel happier when done. Some, like my family’s new obsession: Skull, are simpler games where the fun is mostly in your head. Some, like Wingspan, Ticket to Ride and Gloomhaven are extremely cerebral and have lots of fiddly little tools to play with, in addition to the person-to-person game. Games make me happy.

I used to play D&D with friends back in Maine. While those times are long gone, I haven’t forgotten them and even having longstanding memories of having fun. Were it not for games, I would have had a lot less friends in that part of my life.

Switcher 3

I played through The Witcher 3 on my PC. It was a fantastic game with an absolutely fantastic story line. I dumped more than 100 hours into it and am very satisfied with the outcome. I actually neglected to replay it after I finished the Blood and Wine expansion pack, because it just felt done.

Therefore, I wasn’t really tempted to buy the Switch port of The Witcher 3, because despite being able to hunt all sorts of human and inhuman beasts on the go, I wasn’t tempted to replay through the game.

Now, with the recent update to the Switch version of the game, you can now sync game saves via GOG Galaxy between platforms. Meaning if you’re Switchering while on the go, and come home and want to continue the adventure while on your massively more powerful PC, you now can do that natively!

CD Projekt Red deserves a bunch of praise for this. What an amazing group!

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