Welcome to JohnHQLD

Welcome to JohnHQLD.com! I’m JohnHQLD, and this is my little corner of the internet. Hopefully, you will come and join us as we share our love of gaming.

Mainly I will be talking about things that catch my interest, primarily in gaming. Board Games, Video Games, Puzzles – I don’t mind. As long as we are all having fun, that’s all I worry about.

If there is anything you would like to discuss or would like my thoughts on, leave me a note on the Facebook page, or @JohnHQLD me on Twitter or Instagram! Follow me on Instagram if you also want to see lots of pics of our pets as well 🙂

Steam is hosting Digital Tabletop Fest!

One of the things I love about PAX is the variety. Not just video games and board games, but insights into designing, playing, marketing – there is something there for everyone. Steam has revealed the Steam Digital Tabletop Fest starting in a couple of weeks, and it focuses on a very niche area – digital board games!

Last Week’s Gaming

It was another long week, but I got a lot of gaming in last week! There were some new board games on the table, and I even started on a game I have wanted to play for a really long time now. It wasn’t quite as relaxing as Geralt’s bath though. Many more games hopefully hitting the table soon! But that’s future talk – let’s have a look at what I did get to play.

October Highlights 2020

Only three more months left in 2020. We can make it! As I started in September, here are some October Highlights that I am looking forward to. Not in any particular order, just things that will make me pay attention this month

Last Week’s Gaming – September 28th, 2020

Last week just flew by, but once again life found a way to get in some serious gaming! I keep looking at my Switch longingly, but there weren’t any straight video games played last week. I did get to play a couple of games I hadn’t played for ages, plus I finally got to play Tapestry! That is going to take me down a rabbit hole. But why put everything here? Come on and see what I did in Last Weeks Gaming!

Stage one of the site update is complete!

After much tinkering, cursing, starting and stopping, the first stage of the site update is now complete. There isn’t much that looks different, but you should notice things loading a bit faster. But I said this is stage one – what else is happening? Well, let me tell you about the site changes I have planned!

Last Week’s Gaming – September 21st, 2020 – Can’t Ride the Blocks Boomerang for United Fireworks

It was another big week last week. PAX Online and Gaming definitely saw me through it though! I played a heap of different games last week, making a dent in my gaming goals. I think I will be missing out on a few goals, but I am having a blast trying to make them. How about you? What have you been playing? Were you lucky enough to preorder some of the new shinies last week?

Last Week’s Gaming – September 14th 2020 – Boomerang Minute Hominid Letter Dungeon VII

Hi everyone. I hope you got through another week well! I was exhausted by last weekend. PAX Online has kept me going I got in a surprising amount of gaming last week, including a game where I got to take a holiday around Australia! I didn’t have as good a holiday as everyone else though, as demonstrated by my scores! But there are a lot of other games I got in last week. Let me tell you about them

Last Week’s Gaming – September 7th 2020 – Sweeper Temple Dungeon Final Commando

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great week. I had a long one, but that’s last week. That’s one thing I love about Monday’s – it’s like a do-over every week. Last week is in the past, and there is so much happening to look forward to! Things like… Well… Let’s talk about what I am looking forward to in a couple of days. Monday’s is about Last Week’s Gaming, and I got some gaming in I really want to talk about

Last Week’s Gaming – August 31, 2020 – Board game arena is great

It’s Monday! Another week down. How was yours? Are you looking forward to the last portion of 2020, or are you scrambling wondering where the time has gone?
For me, last week was a week. Such a week. But I did get gaming in – and a lot of it! I didn’t get to do my in-person gaming with Alpal, but I did get a few hours with friends I haven’t seen in far too long! Board Game Arena and a Discord chat room made gaming almost as good as sitting down together. And no shuffling required! But I did play a lot of games last week, so let’s get into it.