Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thrift Treasure: Domination

Thrift Treasure: Domination

Can I tout how much I enjoy abstract games again? In the 70’s and 80’s there seemed to be a new one coming out almost weekly, and now we’re happy to be finding them at our local thrift stores and Goodwill. I was extra exci ...
New Teenager; Old Traditions

New Teenager; Old Traditions

If you’ve been a longtime reader, you’ve been following along since we first talked about the girls on SahmReviews when they were just wee folk.  If you were with us when we were still posting regularly on our sister site, you w ...
Another Matching Game I’m Too Slow For

Another Matching Game I’m Too Slow For

I know I’ve mentioned many times how I’ve noticed my reflexes waning as I age. Not enough to warrant losing my driver’s license, but just enough that playing any type of game where fast action is a key mechanic has me at a ...
Mixing Screen Time with Game Time

Mixing Screen Time with Game Time

If your kids are anything like the people above, you’ve raised your voice at least once trying to get their attention. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that it is just part of today’s culture, like it or not. I remember ha ...
Plan a Monkey-Themed Family Day

Plan a Monkey-Themed Family Day

The other night as I waited to tuck Kennedy into bed, I reminded her that the stall tactics are not appreciated. The ongoing “Can I go get a drink of water?” “I need to plug in my iPad.” and “I forgot to kiss D ...
Thrift Treasure: Back Round

Thrift Treasure: Back Round

To say this week’s Thrift Treasure is easier for some than others would be an understatement. Back Round from Anomaly Games is a rather hard to find title from a short-lived publisher. Originally issued in 2002, it is easy to see why ...
Philanthropic Friday: Support Our Veterans

Philanthropic Friday: Support Our Veterans

Ever have a dream that makes you stop in your tracks and wonder where it came from? I had one of those dreams last night. I was in an auditorium waiting for something. I don’t know what or why, but the rest of the auditorium was fille ...
Did That Monster Just Say “Rarrr!!”?

Did That Monster Just Say “Rarrr!!”?

Yesterday we told you about Yashima, an anime/fantasy battle game with a ton of depth and strategy. At my age when I think of a Japanese theme, I think of the old black and white Godzilla movies I used to watch on Sunday afternoons. It was ...
A Battle Royale: Kami-Style

A Battle Royale: Kami-Style

Last Spring I remember asking my oldest daughter about how she liked her new Pokemon game she received for Christmas. I had seen her playing it daily throughout Winter break, but hadn’t once school was back in session. I figured it wa ...
Game Day Traditions Can Change

Game Day Traditions Can Change

Can we roll back the calendar a few decades and talk about football? It was circa 1992; Scott and I were recent college graduates. We had transformed our hobby of collecting sports cards and memorabilia into a weekend warrior job setting up ...