My Top 10 Board Games of 2016

Ever since I started working at Pasadena, discovering and learning new games has become a real thing.  The more I play, the more I think about what games I like. In fact, I have to really narrow my choices if I want to buy a game. I can’t just collect games willy nilly…I have to […]

No One Survives the Dead of Winter

In May of last year (2016) the coworkers and I decided to test out the heavily themed and complicated Dead of Winter, which simulates The Walking Dead. Except that it’s in winter time, so the stakes are a little bit higher.  You’re already familiar with the story: a group of people are holed up somewhere and […]

Batman Versus Superman: The Review

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opened in theaters last week and I finally got the chance to see it. The critical reviews are terrible. That combined with the extremely long running time (2 hours & 25 minutes!), made me even more wary. However, I’ve enjoyed of of Zack Snyder’s previous films. What was really […]

Beleaguered Truth Book Review

Messenger has created a truly sociopathic, monster of a character Following the aftermath of the murders, election results, and sinister revelation in 2012’s Shattered Triangle: A Consequential Murder, author William Messenger dives deeper into the psyche of his characters in book two of his trilogy, Beleaguered Truth. Each of his primary characters is beleaguered by their […]

Shattered Triangle: A Consequential Murder Book Review

It’s these characters that draw you in… I first read SHATTERED TRIANGLE when the first edition came out a couple years ago. It is an easily consumed, yet compelling murder mystery by a local Los Angeles author, William Messenger. The prose tends to be overly concerned with descriptions and the minute historical details of Los […]