Board Game Bucket List

I used to believe that gaming meant only using a console, handheld or using a PC. This summer, when I stayed in Winona, I discovered a cute little gaming store called River Quest. My roommate got a job working there, so I was in the store at least once a week or every other week. I got to know the owner, who is one of the coolest guys in the Winona area. I was opened up to a world of a different type of gaming.

I’m creating a Bucket List of Board Games that I haven’t played yet, but I intend to. I will sticky this to the front page of the Gaming Section and I plan to update it as I play new games. Also I hope to post a review on some of these board games especially the ones with the strike out through the name. In the meantime, enjoy my bucket list! Also feel free to comment with various board games that I can add on the list.

Here is my Board Game Bucket List:

  1. Exploding Kittens Card Game
  2. Munchkin *any version*
  3. Ticket To Ride
  4. Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing
  5. Red Dragon Inn
  6. Arkham Horror/Eldrich Horror
  7. Star Wars X-Wing
  8. Red Dragon Inn 4
  9. Force of Will *card game*
  10. Pandemic
  11. Love Letter *card game*
  12. Smash Up
  13. Bang *card game*
  14. Red7
  15. Sentinels of the Multiverse
  16. Letters from White Chapel
  17. Here Kitty Kitty 
  18. Stone Age
  19. Agricola
  20. Betrayal at House on the Hill
  21. Seasons
  22. Ticket to Ride
  23. Takenoko
  24. Code Names
  25. Shadow Hunters 

Link to my Board Game Reviews:

Incorporating Geek into Fashion

Now is a great time to label yourself as a geek. There are endless superhero movies in theaters, new comic series being drawn and board game shops popping up everywhere. Geek fashion is also something that’s evolved over the years which is great because female geeks are a huge population. I wanted to briefly share how I incorporate geeky Fandoms into my wardrobe and how I still look fashionable and cute.

Jewelry & Accessories 

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Scarves are probably my favorite accessory. They’re perfect for those cold, chilly winter days and being in Minnesota, there are of those approaching. My scarf above has planets, the sun and the moon on it. So the scarf is more nerdy than geeky. The second picture I have a Hello Kitty ring on my finger because I love cats and I also have owl earrings in. Jewelry & accessories are a great way to show of your geek in situations where wearing a geek t-shirt aren’t prohibited. For brands, I recommend Betsy Johnson for jewelry because her earrings are quirky. I also pick up a lot of accessories at conventions too.

Tardis Dress / Clothing Options 

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I can’t say how many times I love this dress from Her Universe. I originally bought this for  Console-Room a Doctor Who convention I attended, but it’s appropriate for everyday wear too. It’s extremely flattering and super comfy. Her Universe is a great brand for geek girl fashion. I will say that I feel their sizing runs small. I wear a medium in their t-shirts and a large in their leggings. Besides Her Universe, a couple other sources for geek clothes including Hot Topic of course, DeliasSuperherostuff.comWe Love Fine and more.

I can always use shopping recommendations, so where do you get all of your geek fashion items? Let me know in the comments!😀

Bon~Voyage Surprise Party

Last weekend I had the pleasure of driving to the cities to meet up with my best friends. The catch? We were throwing my friend a surprise party! My friend is leaving tomorrow and flying to New Zealand and I still can’t believe it. I’m incredibly happy for her, but I’ll still miss her unique laugh. She was my neighbor for at least a decade and I had known her since I was 3 years old. It’s amazing to still know someone you knew from that young of an age.

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This friend will be waiting for me when I graduate and move to the cities! 

Her party was at an Irish brewery/taproom in Uptown. It’s perfect because that’s a place her mom frequently visits and my friend made a comment, “Maybe my mom will be there.” Once we pulled up to the brewery, we showed her to the surprise tap room where everyone just yelled surprise with such an explosive volume. She didn’t know what to say and was just shocked that this happened. What is there to say? It’s hard to put into words how much your friends and family mean to you.

So that night I sipped on my darker beer and ate some of the fabulous cake. I saw a lot of old faces that night and I am stunned by how many people I’m friends with. I always say I have a few close friends which is true, but I actually know a lot more people than I thought.Linden Surprise Party October 15th 2016.jpg

It was great to be able to escape my college stress for a day and see my awesome friends. One of the reasons why I’m eagerly waiting for graduation is because I want to be closer to the cities. I love the atmosphere, the small businesses and the people waiting for me. I have one last ode to my friend; have a great time and fly safe! This isn’t goodbye, but a see you later. Hopefully in New Zealand though because I need to see Hobbiton.

Nerd Out *Goodies*

In June I  wrote a blog post about becoming a contributor for Nerd Out. I won’t go into what Nerd Out is because I already did that, but here’s the link to that post: Becoming a Nerd Out Contributor. After officially becoming a part of Nerd Out, I was sent awesome collectibles since then that I wanted to share. Free stuff is appreciated for this college student.


My absolute favorite thing I opened up was my  Deathly Hallows t-shirt. I didn’t previously have a Deathly Hallows t-shirt, but I have always wanted one. Unfortunately, it does fit a little tight, but the more I wear it and stretch it out the better it fits. I’m a little nervous to wash it because I really don’t want the shirt to shrink.

The nail art is also perfect for me because I bite my nails. It’s a really disgusting habit, but I have tried numerous times to quit and nothing has worked.

The above art is a nice bonus too. I turned over the art and it’s advertising a new subscription box that’s geared to geek fangirls which might be interesting to try in the future.

Finally, I found a Batman v. Superman mystery blind box. I never buy blind boxes because I usually want only one character and I don’t want to take the chance of getting something I don’t want. I was hoping to pull Wonder Woman or Batman, but I was super disappointed I got Lex. I think Lex is easily one of the weakest parts of that movie so I feel mediocre about having him.

Aside from Lex, I really like all of my prizes. If you want to be a contributor to Nerd Out, leave a comment. It’s easy to join and even easier to submit events. Plus free stuff? Everyone loves free stuff especially if it’s geeky.

Wanderlust & My Travel Bucketlist

This whole week I have been suffering from major writer’s block. I wanted to blog, but I couldn’t think of anything to write about. In my 9:30 AM lecture class, the topic appeared in my mind and that’s my strong desire to travel. Whenever anyone asks where I will be after graduation my initial first thought is on a plane somewhere exploring an unknown area of the U.S or the world. Wanderlust is my new favorite world that accurately summarizes my feelings.

Wanderlust *noun* – A strong desire to travel.

I had a serious discussion in my head about where I would want to go and I decided to share a couple of these future travel plans today.

Harry Potter World Orlando, Fl 

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There was no doubt that this would be #1 on this list. Harry Potter is my childhood and the story means so much to me. Seeing Hogwarts come to life. . . I would probably cry happy tears. I’m always going to be a kid at heart and I feel like visiting this theme park is necessary. I have been looking into vacation packages and I’m serious about trying to fly here the summer after I graduate.

Seattle, Washington


Fun fact: I have never seen an ocean. This fact is incredibly sad because I’m sure oceans are really beautiful. The west coast is gorgeous and it’s right along the Pacific Ocean. Driving would be the best way to experience the West Coast even though I’m really impatient on road trips. Nevertheless, I would suck it up just so I can view western US in it’s entirety.



England is the home to Doctor Who and Harry Potter. So of course I want to visit!

New York City Comic Con/A Bigger Con

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I really want to go to a bigger convention. Local conventions in MN are my jam, but I would love to see some big names. I don’t have a preference about whether to go to NYCC or SDCC, but I really want to attend one in my life. The only thing that I’m afraid of is that there are so many people. I’m not the hugest fan of crowds, but I wouldn’t want that to stop me from being able to attend.



Japanese culture is really different from the U.S. My freshman year of college roommate was from outside of Tokyo and it was cool to chat with her about their culture. She said at her college graduation she would wear a brightly colored kimono which I think is awesome. As a parting gift she gave me a traditional Japanese fan with cats on it because it’s me. I still have it sitting on my dresser. Me and my roommate talk occasionally and she’s always said I could visit and stay with her. Hopefully, I can make that a possibility.

There are so many places that are on my travel bucket list that I didn’t mention. Just typing this list makes me giddy about planning all my future vacations. I can’t wait to graduate college and make traveling a priority.

Amazing Announcements from New York Comic Con

New York City Comic Con is slowly coming to a close. One day when I’m out of college and I make more money to put to traveling, I will show up at New York Comic Con hopefully in cosplay. Until then, I will just observe from the depths of the internet. I wanted to share my favorite announcements/geeky news from this convention.

Marvel Defenders: Villain Casting & Iron Fist Trailer 

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Sigourney Weaver was cast as the villain and an Iron Fist teaser trailer was leaked on the internet. Also I just want to take a moment and say how much I love Krysten Ritter’s bright blue boots/heels. I need to get a pair of my own. I love how Daredevil/Charlie Cox is on the outside of this group photo because I feel Daredevil must be a pain to team up with. Also I have a small girl crush on Mike Coulter and Finn Jones because they are super attractive. Marvel and Netflix are a great pair as I have thoroughly enjoyed every single Netflix Marvel show

Clockwork Dagger Book

Thanks to my wonderful Twin Cities Geek boss, I was able to get a free PDF copy of this new book. Apparently it’s a steampunk science fiction book and it sounds really interesting. I’m currently reading a couple of books at once, but I plan to devour this as soon as possible. I love free books especially since I wasn’t able to make it to New York Comic Con.

Batwoman Solo Comic 

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A Batwoman solo comic is in the works and did I mention that she will be a fabulous queer and lesbian superhero? I’m excited. I love seeing different LGBTQIA+ groups represented in comics so to see this happening by DC is a step in the right direction. This won’t be released until February 2017, but I’m keeping my eye on it until then.

Wonder Woman Statues

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There were a couple images released of Wonder Woman statues to coincide with the release of the DC film. They look so intricate and replicate Gal Gadot’s natural beauty. I loved this one with the majestic horse and Wonder Woman raising her sword ready to defend her honor. This is probably the movie I’m most excited for because it’s Wonder Woman and her appearance in Batman v. Superman was one of my favorite scenes.

This ends my round up of New York Comic Con news, are you a huge fan of the Defenders like I am? Let’s discuss the Iron Fist trailer in the comments!

Arkham Knight *final thoughts*

Scrolling through my gaming section on my blog, I was shocked to see that I hadn’t written a gaming themed article since August! Due to lack of time from working on weekends, to studying Mechanical Kinesiology notes, I haven’t been gaming nearly as much as I used to. I attempt to set aside 2 hours to just game and not do anything productive. Nonetheless, I game when I can and a couple weekends ago I finally beat Batman Arkham Knight. Here are my initial geeky girl gamer thoughts about the story.

The Return of Oracle


Barbara Gordon lives!! YAY🙂 A couple weeks ago, I had posted about Barbara and how her death angered me. Turns out that she didn’t die in the first place, so I had to edit my Barbara blog post.. how embarrassing. Anyway, I was glad she had a major role in the finale at the GCPD. That was probably one of my favorite parts of the game to be honest. If there is another Batman game, I really want Barbara to have a bigger role.

The Robin Family

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Nightwing is bae.🙂 He’s probably one of my favorite comic book heroes of all time. Does anyone else have a crush on Dick Grayson? No? Just me? Also Tim Drake was pretty great too.

Grand Theft Auto assisted by the Batmobile 


The battle mode in the Batmobile feels like Grand Theft Auto in Gotham and I love it. There is a side quest where you have to take out a bunch of tanks while also safely disarming bombs and it’s a riot. I’m actually a horrible driver when I play video games so I constantly kept crashing into things.

Other initial thoughts that I had included why Poison Ivy had to die? I wasn’t a huge fan of that. Also I liked that Harley Quinn appeared in the game, but I felt that her part was more to provide back story to Jason Todd than to further the game’s plot. I think she would have been better as a side quest. Unfortunately, I’m that gamer who wants to complete everything in a game! After I fly around Gotham and finish most of the side quests, I will feel like I finally restored Gotham to a place of solace.

5 Fandom Friday; My Apocalypse Team

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Happy Friday! This week has been chaotic so it’s nice to be able to unwind for a short while. I thought long and hard about this question because you know what else would I be thinking about on a Friday night?



I’m surprised that this is first character I thought of because I’m not too familiar with the X-Men. However, with Wolverine’s adamantium bones, the zombies probably would not be capable of biting into his flesh. With those razor sharp blades, he would be able to fight his way out of any zombie horde that would surround him. So he’s definitely #1 on my list.

Jemma Simmons 

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This is the first season of Agents of Shield that I’m watching every single episode to. Jemma is hands down one of my favorite characters. She’s incredibly intelligent and she has survived on an unknown planet for weeks. Yes, she had Will, but she’s still resourceful. She would be the scientist our team needs to survive.

Lara Croft

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Lara is an obvious choice because she handles a variety of different weapons in her revamped game. She can use a bow and arrow and could probably use a cross bow. She’s also pretty handy with shotguns and machine guns. She is another front of the line fighter I would need.



Deathstroke is one of my all time favorite comic book villains. He’s a force to not be reckoned with and his combat skills are superb. He would slice and dice all the zombies all the time. He and Wolverine would probably make a perfect team, but whether they would actually cooperate and work with each other is a different story.

The Flash 

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Finally, my team needs a true hero. The Flash would be the one to risk his life to go into a zombie horde and save the rest of the team. He’s also fast so he could transport the team away from an angry horde of zombies if need be.