Nate Owens (He/Him)
Staff Writer

After a childhood spent pestering his parents and sister to play Monopoly, Scrabble, and Mille Bornes, Nate discovered The Settlers of Catan in college. From there it was only a matter of time before he fell down the rabbit hole of board gaming. Nate has been blogging since college, and writing about board games since 2007. His reviews have appeared on his blog, sanildefanso.wordpress.com, and on Miniature Market. Nate enjoys games with a lot of interaction, as well as games with an unconventional approach to theme.

Nate Owens
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Why Do I Own This? - Part 2
Staff Blogs SI san il defanso Updated July 16, 2019 1111   0
Nate Owens is looking at every game on his shelves, and asking "Why do I own this?" Every week he will give his history with five more games in his collection, along with a short review of each one.
Why Do I Own This? - Part 1
Staff Blogs SI san il defanso Updated July 13, 2019 1314   0
At some point every gamer looks at their shelf and finds a game that makes them say, "How do I own this?" Maybe it's because there's an interesting story to how they got it, maybe it's a game they haven't played in a while (or at all), or maybe it's the leftover cruft of fads and collections long past. After several moves I wanted to take the opportunity to look at every game I own, and to really reflect on why I still own it, and whether I have much reason to.
You'd Make A Great Dungeon Master
Gaming Scene SI san il defanso Updated May 20, 2019 1970   0

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You may not think you have what it take to runs a game of Dungeons & Dragons, but you might just surprise yourself.
duhr sm
 
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Board Game Reviews SI san il defanso Updated March 24, 2019 3056   0

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The first three published games from Jim Felli were all true originals. Oh sure, there was DNA from previous designs. But whether he was redefining the adventure game with Shadows of Malice or designing perhaps the heaviest take-that game ever in Zimby Mojo, Felli has never been afraid to leave his mark on a genre. A couple years back he did it once more with Bemused, a strange combination of deal-making and social deduction that was his most refined game yet. All three games were as different from each other as they were from everything else. Now we have...
tomb of annihilation
Analysis SI san il defanso Updated January 27, 2019 2647   0

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A D&D adventure for people who like slogging through jungles and wearing mosquito repellent. It's better than it sounds.
The Ten Greatest Spiel des Jahres Winners
Analysis SI san il defanso Updated May 07, 2019 3566   0
Without much fanfare, 2018 marked the 40th edition of the Speil des Jahres. There are now forty games that have had the title of Game of the Year bestowed upon them by German-speaking board game critics, and the winner can expect to become one of the best-selling games in the world.
How Dungeons & Dragons Beat Fundamentalism
Rants & Raves SI san il defanso Updated May 06, 2019 2410   0

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Every week I take part in something that would have seriously troubled many of the people with whom I grew up. I set up a cardboard shield with a big picture of people fighting a dragon on the front. I unload a stack of hardcover books, gather a couple sets of polyhedral dice, and take on the role of Dungeon Master. My friends and I have been working through the Dungeons & Dragons module Tomb of Annihilation. It's one of the highlights of my week. I'm a Christian, and I play Dungeons & Dragons.
Warhammer Diskwars
Rants & Raves SI san il defanso Updated May 07, 2019 2189   0

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Warhammer Diskwars is the sort of game that could only ever fail.
Painting Minis
Up Your Game SI san il defanso Updated May 16, 2018 2123   0
Have you been making excuses for not painting the miniatures in your game collection?
Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower in Review
 
5.0
Board Game Reviews SI san il defanso Updated May 02, 2019 7146   0

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Games Workshop fired a shot across the bow of every dungeon crawl ever.
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