303 – Beyond Board Games: Open Roading

A man and a woman hanging out the windows of a truck pulling a camper
A man and a woman hanging out the windows of a truck pulling a camper

Episode 303
Beyond Board Games: Open Roading

Fact – Anitra used to sail with the SSS 303 Lotus, a historic motor/sail yacht (Wikipedia) now owned by the Friends of the Schooner Lotus, who are hoping to raise enough money to complete a full restoration of this 100+ year old wooden sailboat.

SSS Lotus

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What We’ve Been Playing

Dodos Riding Dinos (Detestable Games)
Pavlovs Dogs (9th Level Games) – review coming soon
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Burnt Island Games)
Hey, that’s my Fish (Fantasy Flight)

Anitra and Andrew holding The Comic Book Bubble

SNAP Preview – The Comic Book Bubble

Have you always wanted to try your hand at speculation? Recreate the frenzy of 1990s comic speculation with this swingy game for up to 5 players from APE Games. Read the transcript or watch the video on our site.

Open Roading with Joe and Kalyn

You may remember Joe from episode 143.

Almost four years ago, Kalyn and Joe sold their house and bought an RV trailer. It required a lot of planning (and still does!) but it’s been worth it for them.

Struggles: Joe struggles with connecting and maintaining community. Kalyn struggles with no longer having her own office space.

“This is not a perpetual vacation” – they keep a regular schedule of work, travel days, and sightseeing.

Important to know: Boondocking (staying on free land) is not really possible in popular tourist destinations on the coasts (California, Florida, and New England).

Joe cut up his board game boxes to make them fit in the smallest space possible! Even so, he has fewer than a dozen games in the RV. Kalyn’s favorite: Skyjo.

Follow Joe and Kalyn’s adventures online:

Youtube: OpenRoading
Instagram: @openroading

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