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State Master Board Game on Kickstarter

Recently, Holly and I were contacted regarding a game on Kickstarter. For one thing, it was exciting to know that someone saw one of our posts (TableTop Day Game Recommendations) and thought we might be a neat place to advertise their game. On the flip side, it is a risk to go out there and promote something you can’t really vouch for.

That’s the great thing about Kickstarter, I guess. Nothing happens until the project hits its goal – so you’re off the hook that way, I guess. So here’s the game:

This one was interesting to me on a few levels. For one, I am interested in the idea of gaming in education, and the whole new field and idea of Gamification. And Education has been a big issue we’ve talked about and been involved in, as well as a focus of the Feminist Friday posts lately. For another, board games are on our minds because of the upcoming gaming convention we’re anticipating helping form in town. And being asked is a powerful motivator!

So while I can’t vouch for the game, and I haven’t played it, I will say I have backed it. I backed it at the “one for you, one for a buddy” level, which allows us to donate one to the gaming convention’s lending library, as well as have one for ourselves!

Oh, and one last thing, more on this later: here is the site for the gaming convention!

Veronica Mars the Movie

As most of you probably know Veronica Mars the Movie is coming out in a couple of weeks. Some of you might have even helped with the Kickstarter campaign. I am so excited about this movie coming out. I watched the series when it was on originally and it was so good. The third season is a bit of a let down, but I think some of that is because they were trying so hard to keep it alive somehow. Now with the movie coming out we will finally get to see what happens to  all of our favorite characters. Which raised some questions for me.

First of all will this movie be accessible to people who do not really know the tv show? With something like this I do not know if it will matter, but it can be difficult to make the jump to a movie and still have it widely accessible. The other part that is interesting is that they are going to only release the movie in a limited number of theaters, but will do a simultaneous release to videos on demand. This creates another interesting aspect for the movie because if it is not available at my local theater will it be available via video on demand? Continue reading