Monthly Archives: April 2015

Thrift Treasure: Switchboard

Thrift Treasure: Switchboard

A few weeks ago I picked up another small-box game at our local thrift store that I had never seen before. I usually can find these for under a buck, but this time I had to spring double that. Once I confirmed all of the pieces were there a ...
A Little Taste of Trench Warfare

A Little Taste of Trench Warfare

I’ve mentioned before that my absolute favorite type of game is a category known as “abstract games“. Think of games like checkers or chess – each side has the same pieces and typically wage war on a board or table. ...
Keep Cool With These Waterproof Games

Keep Cool With These Waterproof Games

The thermometer is supposed to take a peek at 70 degrees this week and it won’t be long until we’re able to enjoy a splash in the pool or hot tub. But once we’re done cannonballing, playing ‘shark’ and laying i ...
Too Many Cooks Card Game Overview

Too Many Cooks Card Game Overview

How many times did your wife mom tell you not to play with your food? Yeah, I lost count also. My favorite was to play ring toss with my Spaghetti-O’s, and I’m sure that was mom’s least favorite. While the kitchen is proba ...
Comfort Food Made Easy (and Fast)

Comfort Food Made Easy (and Fast)

As much as I enjoy sitting down to family dinners filled with perfectly cooked chicken, kid-friendly vegetables and Plantation Salad, it isn’t always possible with active kids. We’re constantly on the go between activities and e ...
The Tote Bag that Multi-Tasks

The Tote Bag that Multi-Tasks

I’m not sure why or where the obsession came from, but I have this thing about tote bags. The problem goes way back because I still have a few of the bags that I acquired when I was just a child. One is yellow with a giant Goofy on th ...
Calliope Games Titan Series Overview

Calliope Games Titan Series Overview

Let’s talk serious about board games. We like to play them. We like to write about them. You like to play and read about them. But what is something that neither of us has ever done? Create one! Sure, maybe we’ve made custom hou ...
Common Wireless Device Questions

Common Wireless Device Questions

If I were a betting person, which I’m (mostly) not, I would bet that you’re either reading this on a mobile device of some sort or you are reading it on your computer but your mobile device is within reaching distance. It’ ...
Frogger Without the Cars & Buses

Frogger Without the Cars & Buses

We’re always pushing our luck when we expose our kids to more and more advanced types of games. They either get lost in the numbers and complexity (rarely) or they take a chunk out of our egos when they thoroughly trounce us on their ...
Head to Toe Fitness Outfits

Head to Toe Fitness Outfits

There’s no doubt that I’m a proud mom. I’m not afraid to brag about my girls and their accomplishments. We encourage them to select the activities that interest them with the caveat that once they commit, they are must be ...