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Admit it, you’re a Trekkie. You’ve seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you’re jonesing for more.  You’ve busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You’ve put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.  You’ve even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator beeping sound.  Somehow this is still not enough.  It’s time to warp into action with a galactically cool game night. The Games There are a few choices, but the number one choice is clear (like his blue blue eyes):  Star Trek Catan.  Settle where no man has gone before. ForRead More →

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Hi there! I’m Mark. I want to introduce myself and give you my credentials. In short, what makes me qualified to be an ambassador on the Geek Embassy. Like most people, my interests are varied and I have several hobbies that I can talk about. Let me walk you through what sort of things you’ll most likely be seeing from me in the future. My first love growing up was music. The first LP that I ever received was “Destroyer” by Kiss at the tender age of 5. It was in my Easter basket of all things! I still haven’t figured out if this was an incrediblyRead More →

This week we have a great interview with James Brady from Cloud Cap Games in Portland, OR. Cloud Cap is Regina’s favorite LGS (Local Game Store) and a great community based small business. Listen to hear us discuss setting the tone for the store, getting started running a small business, and, of course, some of our favorite board games. We wrap up the show with some summer game recommendations. Links Cloud Cap Games Blue Highway Games Games Mentioned Cyclades The Resistance Coup Ticket to Ride Pandemic Mage Knight Helios 7 Wonders SUMMER GAME RECOMMENDATIONS BEACH Playing Cards Love Letter MOUNTAINS Betrayal at House on theRead More →

What fun will 2014 hold for Game on Girl? Give us your suggestions! This week, writer Mark and podcast editor Ryan join us to discuss our favorite TV shows, movies, games, and books from 2013. Listen and see if we included your favorite! If not, let us know in the comments! Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda & Mark & Ryan Regina McMenomy Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing afterRead More →

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Darla Kennerud, Managing Editor at Privateer Press, joins us this week. We talk about what it means to be an editor, specifically in the game industry and at a company that has such a massive amount of lore and history to its games. Rhonda and Regina also WraP about our geeky week with what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomy Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of caloriesRead More →

Two of our favorite things at Game on Girl cross paths today: tabletop and video games. Simon Berman from Privateer Press joins us to discuss the Kickstarter for WARMACHINE: Tactics. Tactics takes Privateer Press’s popular tabletop miniatures game and translates it to digital format. If that wasn’t awesome enough, the solo player campaign has a kick ass female lead, Lt. Allison Jakes! Joining us for this episode is Game on Girl writer and WARMACHINE veteran player, Mark Schjoll, who also shares what he’s WRaPing this week (Watching, Reading, and Playing). Let us know what you think of the show and go support the WARMACHINE: Tactics Kickstarter which wraps up inRead More →

Sometimes, the best games are the ones that are simple in game play but deceptively layered in strategy. This week, we talk with Doug Bass creator of Garden Dice which is one such game. He tells us about the creative process, finding community on Kickstarter, and what it’s like to see your dream come to fruition. Make sure to like Doug’s company website on Facebook, Meridae Games, so you can keep up to date with the expansion sets that are coming out for this great game. Also, at the end of the show I mention friends of mine, Rachael Richmond (age 11) and her dad, Bruce, whoRead More →