Monthly Archives: August 2015

She Picked Color; He Picked Cognac

She Picked Color; He Picked Cognac

To say that my wardrobe isn’t very colorful is kind of an understatement. I gravitate toward black, various shades of black and patterns that include… black. Oh yeah, and various shades of brown. I have a few shirts that may hav ...
Thrift Treasure: Moxie

Thrift Treasure: Moxie

This week’s Thrift Treasure is proof that not every game for $2 at your local thrift store is worth the price. I have a weakness for abstract games as well as vintage titles. So when I picked up Moxie by Gopher Game Company I didnR ...
How Many Ninjas in Your House?

How Many Ninjas in Your House?

Back in March my youngest filmed her first game tutorial when we featured Martian Dice by Tasty Minstrel Games. Having played Zombie Dice with our local game group, this Martian version was a slight step up in complexity and was a theme tha ...
10 Tools to Get Yourself Organized Now

10 Tools to Get Yourself Organized Now

If there’s one thing I miss about my home in California, it’s the multitude of closets, shelves, nooks and crannies. Everything had a place. Aside from the mess of kids toys, I never felt like my life was filled with clutter. Ye ...
Went Looking for Games, Found a Book

Went Looking for Games, Found a Book

Mom and Dad told me a lot about their experiences at Gen Con this year, and I’m hoping I’ll get to go with them next time. There are costumes and jewelry to check out, souvenir t-shirts galore and booths full of comic books. And ...
Two More Abstract Strategy Game Winners

Two More Abstract Strategy Game Winners

I’ve mentioned time and time again that among all game types, my most favorite are abstracts. Usually a head-to-head battle against a foe, no luck involved and each having an equal chance of winning. One example we featured in March f ...
STEAM Toward New Role Models

STEAM Toward New Role Models

Role models are all around us: Teachers, advisers, instructors, athletes, coaches, musicians, clergy and even parents. Yet so often, the most common role models for our children show up on a screen somewhere. Movie, television and even YouT ...
Thrift Treasure: Flipping Fishes

Thrift Treasure: Flipping Fishes

While we’re all about board games, we know that getting outside and soaking up the summer sun is still very important. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take our competitiveness out with us! This week we found a game imported ...
Back to School With a New Style

Back to School With a New Style

My emotions are always pretty close to the surface. Scott is always prepared with tissues and my girls roll their eyes at how even the simplest of things can trigger the waterworks. Even knowing the plot and results, I still get teary-eyed ...
A Visit to the Big House (Casa Grande)

A Visit to the Big House (Casa Grande)

It may look like it, but this isn’t a new type of Lego or K’Nex building set. It’s a popular board game by Ravensburger that I’m sure you haven’t played yet. At first it looked like it was going to somehow be r ...