Jeff McAleer

Jeff McAleer

Founder, editor-in-chief, and host of The Daily Dope and other TGG media. Jeff tackles any and all topics but his main gaming focus is war and strategy, RPGs, and miniatures. He's also a fan of independent and small press comics. Plus, Jeff is certainly never at a loss for an opinion...
  • Reviews

    TGG Reviews Havana from Rio Grande Games

    Jeff shares his thoughts about the classic city builder Havana, designed by Richard Staupe, from Rio Grande Games.

  • Gaming News

    Boardgame Legend Charles S. Roberts Passes at Age 80

    From The Baltimore Sun August 28, 2010: Charles Swann Roberts died Aug. 20 from complications of emphysema and pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital. In 1958, he founded Avalon Hill Co., a Baltimore game publishing company that specialized in war and other mental combat games such as D-Day, Stalingrad, Battle of…

  • The War Room

    Gaming Classics: Nuclear War

    Back in the day when the real threat of nuclear annihilation was in the air, the doomsday clock ticked away, and the feel good ABC film The Day After was on the horizon, only one game had the cojones to poke fun at the threat of a nuclear holocaust. That…

  • Gaming News

    Thru the Portal E-Zine

    I ran across a very interesting E-Zine called Thru the Portal and I honestly believe it’s worth a serious look. Presented by Laura and Neil Meyer, TTP is available on a quarterly basis and is a great look at our hobby from a couple (and their contributors) who obviously love…

  • Gaming News

    Chicago Express Coming to iPhone

    Word is that a version of Chicago Express, from Queen Games, is going to make it’s way to the iPhone app store next month. If you enjoy owning the rails of America in your gaming you’ll definately dig this release from programmer Charlie Sheppard. Here’s what he had to say about…

  • Thoughts and Ramblings

    Sixty Dollars for Twenty Hours or Sixty Dollars for Twenty Years?

    As someone who has spent well over three quarters of my life playing all manner of games I find myself surprised by many of the responses I get regarding our wonderful hobby. One common reaction that leaves me scratching my head normally comes from those who you’d think would be…

  • Thoughts and Ramblings

    The Miller Family Game Weekend

    Elliott is holding his first Miller Family Game Weekend this Saturday and Sunday and I, for one, am wishing him loads of success. I know if I were still back in the Chicago area I'd have headed out to play games all weekend long.

  • Thoughts and Ramblings

    Can a Game Company Publish TOO Many Games?

    I  ran across this post by Zev Shlasinger, the head man of Z-Man Games, where he publicly asks if his company was producing too many games.  It reads as follows: Am I coming out with too many games? Yes, I am. I have a hard time saying, ‘no’. I like…

  • Gaming News

    FFG to Release Arkham Horror Miniatures

    Almost a year ago, Fantasy Flight Games announced a line of painted miniatures for its highly successful Arkham Horror board game. The price indicated at the time ($13 for two figures) was much higher than gamers expected so, based upon their complaints, FFG decided to scrap the idea and find…

  • Gaming News

    Last Call – The Bartender Game Mixes It Up This Winter

    Wattsalpoag Games previewed their latest family game, Last Call – The Bartender Game, at this year’s Gen Con in Indy. In what could be Kris Gould and Mike Raabe’s fastest playing game yet (approximately 15 minutes to complete) each person moves bottles from bartender to bartender, trying to create exotic drinks for…

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