Tag Archives: Card game

Starting a Community Game Group: Interview with Mark Stuart

Ever thought about starting up a board game group in your community, but just didn’t know where to start?

Mark Stuart runs a successful community tabletop group in Gainesville, FL. With the help of meetup.com, a social networking site that allows people of like interests to find one another, his group has grown to 220 “meetup members” (basically people who show interest) and a solid 12 regular members for game get together. The group has also used Facebook to grow its membership.

In this interview, Mark explains how he began his group, how it has grown over the past several years and gives some advice for others looking to start groups in their own communities. Continue reading →

Nertz: Learn how to play

Nertz is a fast paced card game.

You can buy a specialty deck on Amazon but really all you need are several visually different sets of standard playing cards.

 

Historical Sunday: 17th Century Card Game

Castillo de San Marcos is a Spanish fort in America’s oldest city: St. Augustine.

Castillo San de Marcos Courtyard

The inside of Castillo San de Marcos in St. Augustine, FL.

The fort has at one point or another belonging to the Spanish (several times), the British, the United States and the Confederacy.

Now, Castillo de San Marcos is part of the United States’ National Park Service.  This weekend, as I wandered around the fort, I wondered what game the Spanish soldiers of the 17th century might have played behind the fort’s solid walls. Continue reading →