Monthly Archives: September 2015

Keep Games Organized With These Ideas

Keep Games Organized With These Ideas

What’s the worst part about playing board games with the family? Setting up and cleaning up afterwards. Especially if you have games that have a lot of pieces. We’ve all been there – open up a game box only to find that th ...
Patchwork Game Overview

Patchwork Game Overview

“This is my current favorite 2-player game.” That’s what I was told when I asked my friend Doug about a game he was playing at our local game store. Patchwork didn’t seem to be the normal theme he would enj ...
Deal Hunting With Your Mobile Device

Deal Hunting With Your Mobile Device

You may have figured it out by all the posts we do about the treasures we find at thrift stores, but we like to save money. I clip coupons, have the clearance sections mapped out for all my favorite stores and enjoy finding great deals both ...
I Scream! You Scream! Summer Isn’t Over!

I Scream! You Scream! Summer Isn’t Over!

We are officially halfway through September. The kids are back in school. Schedules are getting back to some sense of consistency. Football season has even started. Want to know what else? Last week we had temperatures in the 80s. In Iowa. ...
Stop Kidding Yourself. Your Child Has Lice

Stop Kidding Yourself. Your Child Has Lice

A few years back when the girls started showering on their own and washing their hair by themselves, I would spot-check their head to see how they were doing. Every once in a while I would have to step in to give it a more thorough once-ove ...
Thrift Treasure: O’NO 99

Thrift Treasure: O’NO 99

I don’t know about you, but every friend I had growing up had a copy of UNO in their house. It was a family favorite of ours as well, even if I rarely won (stupid brother hoarding cards). When we happened across O’NO 99 at our l ...
We Built a School Playground in a Day!

We Built a School Playground in a Day!

Have you ever been told you’re the FIRST to get to do something? I recently had the opportunity to be among the first group of consumers allowed into the Dr Pepper Snapple Group product development and research labs and I’ve bee ...
The Infinity One and Discover Weekly

The Infinity One and Discover Weekly

After playing for well over a decade, last Autumn I finally won something in McDonald’s annual Monopoly contest. I’ve previously won free ice cream sundaes, french fries or even a $5 gift card – but this time I won somethi ...
Skip the Pot. Make a Cup with iCoffee Opus

Skip the Pot. Make a Cup with iCoffee Opus

Quite often we have friends over to play board games.  As each sits down, I politely ask if anyone wants coffee. Not because I feel the need to be hospitable. I’m not all Miss Manners like that and our friends certainly don& ...
What Do Aliens, Siblings and Gems Have in Common?

What Do Aliens, Siblings and Gems Have in Common?

Up until now, SahmReviews has only covered two Kickstarter game campaigns while they were still live. One was last Summer when Wiggity Bang Games was working on their Alpha Bandits game. This past Spring Calliope Games ran a promotion that ...