New Episode of SOCMOM & Friends!

Hey hey. Its Thursday! On today’s episode of SOCMOM & Friends Nic and I discuss Convention Prep! Convention season is right around the corner – are you heading to any cons this year? I’ll be at conventions and trade shows all over the US! Check out my Schedule of Appearances to learn more about where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing.

A few notes:

(Spoiler alert: our copy of Swordcrafters is complete! Its just not the deluxe version. 😦 )

More info on Crank It Up can be found here.

The V Day giveaway mentioned on this episode can be found here.



March Smashness Update! + A Giveaway!

UPDATE: March Smashness 2019 is officially ON! Submit your bracket here!

UPDATE: We’ve unlocked the practice bracket! Print off one (or more!), play a game or several, and formulate your predictions for the first-ever March Smashness.


As a bonus for fans of both Crank It Up – The Smash Up Podcast and Settler of Catan Mayor of Machi Koro who post a picture/screen-cap of their filled-out practice bracket and tag #MarchSmashness2019 I will give away 2 of these jumbo, convention-exclusive AEG tote bags (pictured below)! Post your practice brackets with the hashtag #MarchSmashness2019 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by Sunday, February 10th, 11:59 PM EST to qualify.

The giveaway is open to international participants. There is no cost to participate. A winner will be chosen randomly, on February 11th, and you will be notified if you win. If chosen, you must respond within 48 hours in order to claim your item; items not claimed within this timeframe will be forfeited. Item will be mailed no later than February 15th. Please let me know if you have any questions – you can comment on this post, shoot me a message by clicking here, or contact me through any of my social media.




March Smashness Key Dates:

Wednesday, February 6th – faction pairing announced, practice bracket unlocked

Monday, February 11th – bracket submissions open (

Thursday, February 28 – bracket submissions close

Which faction pair do you think will come out on top?

Happy Friday! + A V-Day Giveaway!

UPDATE (2/8/2019):  AND THE WINNER IS… Onyx Pastor! Thank you to everybody who participated in this giveaway! I’ve recently announced another giveaway here. Check it out!


Happy Friday! Its February 1st and Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away…while this day is widely considered to be a celebration of romantic love, I’ve always taken joy in sharing my love with all the people around me for whom I care. And that’s you! I’d like to share the love (and some chocolate!), so I’m giving away a copy of Catan – Chocolate Edition to one random winner.


For a chance to win simply do any one (or all!) of the following:

  1. “Like” Settler of Catan Mayor of Machi Koro on Facebook
  2. Follow Settler of Catan Mayor of Machi Koro on Twitter and Instagram

AND tag a friend or partner with whom you’d eat play Catan – Chocolate Edition!

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Board Games at the Beach 2019

Hey hey. Sarah here. I’m so excited to announce that I will be attending Board Games at the Beach 2019! I’ll be hosting Smash Up and Coup tournaments and will be running demos throughout the event. I’m also proud to announce that attendees will receive exclusive SOCMOM Promo Club Swag Bags! Check out my Schedule of Appearances for more info. Hope to see you there!

More info on Board Games at the Beach here: