Monthly Archives: September 2015

Plan to See Disney Infinity on Wish Lists

Plan to See Disney Infinity on Wish Lists

I’ve been playing video games for the majority of my life. Santa brought us an Atari 2600 when I was only about 7 years old. That was dang near 40 years ago! Over time, we let go of our Atari, upgraded to a ColecoVision and eventually ...
Something’s a Little Wonky Here

Something’s a Little Wonky Here

A recurring theme we discovered at Gen Con this year was how well games of all types were represented. And they weren’t just selling, but selling out! From board games to card games and even imported titles, it was proof to us that th ...
Think About the Big Picture: Family

Think About the Big Picture: Family

Isn’t it funny how we become such creatures of habit? As technology improves, we continue to have more opportunities to be productive. Many of us conduct a vast amount of business using our mobile devices.  Seldom do we miss capturing a mom ...
Thrift Treasure: Traverse

Thrift Treasure: Traverse

While we’re on the subject of 90’s-era puzzles and games, this week we found another winner at our local Goodwill. This version of Traverse was issued in 2007 by Educational Insights, but was celebrating 20 years of the game bei ...
High Heels and Housework

High Heels and Housework

As the title implies, I’ve been walking around this morning doing housework in high heels. Don’t judge. June Cleaver did it and nobody judged her. Well, maybe they did, but they didn’t have Facebook back then so it was mos ...
More to Cool Mini Besides Miniatures

More to Cool Mini Besides Miniatures

Last year our family discovered the world of miniatures-based games. There are a ton to choose from, covering nearly any theme or genre you can think of. We purchased the Star Wars: X-Wing miniatures game for our nephew for his birthday and ...
Make Oral Hygiene a Game for Your Child

Make Oral Hygiene a Game for Your Child

Have you ever noticed that even the coolest things lose their luster? The excitement surrounding the newness of it begins to fade. A favorite teddy bear is vanquished and a new one takes its place. The can’t-forget-to-restock grocery ...
Do You Remember Your History Lessons?

Do You Remember Your History Lessons?

I am old enough (just barely) to remember performing bomb drills in grade school. They were usually coupled with the more frequent tornado drills, but it was obvious to this 5yr old that they were very different. At the time I didn’t ...
Catch Up on Your Favorite Fall TV Shows

Catch Up on Your Favorite Fall TV Shows

Take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay. We’ll get through this together. I know, you’re freaking out because the new season of awesome TV shows started this week and you are completely lost. You missed last season or so ...
Thrift Treasure: Pit

Thrift Treasure: Pit

I don’t usually buy doubles of a game, but this week I couldn’t pass up on a deal and something unique that I usually don’t get to show – old and new versions of the same game! This week’s Thrift Treasure was o ...