I’ve been a tabletop gamer for most of my life.  My parents kept eternal stalwarts like Monopoly and Scrabble in the house for as long as I can remember.  After my first D&D game at 10 years old, gaming became a lifelong hobby.  Games help me and countless others learn valuable lessons that are applicable at the table and in the real world.  This is the beginning of a series of articles on lessons I learned from marathon nights killing dragons and stealing from cyber-orcs.  Today, I write about one of the more important and difficult for me to learn: expected value. Quick EV LessonRead More →


Yesterday, I got an idea for a new Magic deck: red & black artifact aggro.  It is still a work-in-progress, but you can see it here.  I use the website TappedOut to manage my deck ideas and share them with friends; it’s typically a friendly site with a ton of great ideas.  While I perused to see if anyone had done anything like my idea before, I found this. I know, I know, you should never read the comments section.  Since returning to Magic, the experience has been wonderful.  Most events I attend are friendly, fun, and everyone just wants to play.  No one judgesRead More →

star trek

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 →

Pokemon Go logo

On my way home from work this week, I saw a young boy walking with his dad.  I saw him slow down, look at a phone in his hand, and then excitement came over his face and he turned and high-fived his dad. I smiled as I drove by, because I knew that little boy was out catching Pokemon with his dad. Put simply, Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game by Niantic.  The free game allows you to walk around and, using your phone’s GPS, catch digital monsters called Pokemon.  The basics of the game are simple: flick a Pokeball at the Pokemon onRead More →

gaming in color documentary logo

When I first heard of the documentary Gaming in Color, I fully intended to watch the documentary and write a review, listing out a bunch of reasons why I think gamers and non-gamers alike should watch it. As I made my way through the film, however, I soon realized that that’s not really what I wanted to write about. That wouldn’t be very truthful to the experience I had while watching it. I wanted to write about my own experiences as a gay gamer and how I felt about a lot of the points brought up in Gaming in Color. Gaming in Color is aRead More →

Hold on to your controllers, gamers! Have we got a great show for you this week! Sarah “the Rebel” Rodriguez, founder of Nerdy but Flirty and Director of Network Development for Geek and Sundry, joins us on the show this week. We have a great conversation about all kinds of geeky, nerdy, and flirty stuff, including some great fangirl moments of Sarah’s while working at G&S. Check out the episode and let us know what you think in the comments. Also make sure to visit Nerdy but Flirty. They have a directory of fantastic resources for all things gaming and girls. Until next time, game on! Regina & RhondaRead More →

Nicole Hazen art

Regina is taking some much needed time off so Ryan and I enjoy talking to Nicole Hazen, gamer, artist, and comic book fan. This is one of those conversations that lights on a new topic at every turn and we just didn’t have enough time to cover it all. Ryan and I WRaP about our geeky stuff and I finally play Portal 2. Art Links ProCreate Paper Nomad Brush Wacom Bamboo Jot The Pencil Games Titanfall by EA Stanley Parable by Galactic Cafe Comics “Tomb Raider“, Dark Horse Comics Watching “Leverage“, TNT “Star Trek: Enterprise“, SyFy “House of Cards“, Netflix Reading “Gone Girl” by GillianRead More →

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Hi! My name is Isabela and I’m the intern here at Game on Girl. I help out with some of the behind the scenes stuff on the site and with the podcast. My introduction to gaming was when I was eight, when my parents bought a Nintendo 64 for my brother. My younger brother and I obsessively played the three games we had: Donkey Kong 64, Mario Kart 64, and Star Wars Episode I: Racer. I may be terrible at them, but I still get nostalgic playing racing games. I still have the ol’ gal and she still works great. The same can’t be saidRead More →

  This week, we return to the roots of Game on Girl and interview self-proclaimed NON-gamer, Pallas Langford. We have a great conversation about old school gaming, WoW, and how mastery and role play mix. Rhonda and I WRaP about our latest selection of games, movies, TV shows, and books. What recommendations do you have for the new year? Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina 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 →

Delighted to have another host from the Ladies of Leet join us for the show this week. Nicole Spag joins us for a great conversation and perhaps the fastest hour of conversation we’ve ever had on Game on Girl! Nicole is a gamer, podcaster, mom, app developer… oh my! Rhonda and I WRaP about our week in geek, chatting about what we’re Watching, Reading, and Playing. Send us your recommendations about what geeky pursuits we should check out! Check out the show and let us know what you think in the comments. Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda Regina McMenomyRegina is the founder and lead ambassador ofRead More →