Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thrift Treasure: Duplicate Ad-Lib

Thrift Treasure: Duplicate Ad-Lib

Have you ever lost a game and thought to yourself how much different the results may have been if you had the cards, dice, tiles or pieces that your opponent did? I think about it every time that I play a game and end up with the proverbial ...
Is That a Rocket in Your Pocket?

Is That a Rocket in Your Pocket?

Here’s a little test to see if you’ve been paying attention. Do you remember what a 4X game is? The term “4X” was first termed during a computer game review in 1993 and referred to the ability to “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and e ...
Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

Sneaky Education: 25 Games for Teaching

As we’ve said quite a few times, each Friday we attend a board game held meetup at one of the local colleges. It’s open to the public and anyone interested is welcome. We’ve been bringing the girls along since the first ti ...
Finally, Zombies!!! For All Ages!

Finally, Zombies!!! For All Ages!

A couple years ago we began attending a local Friday night game gathering we found on Meetup.com. We had played a couple non-Monopoly titles at home, but were completely unprepared for the wide variety of games other people had brought to s ...
Powerball Madness. Dreaming of Riches.

Powerball Madness. Dreaming of Riches.

Holy cow. Can you believe there hasn’t been a winner in the Powerball lottery AGAIN? The jackpot is expected to soar to 1.3 billion dollars. That’s BILLION with a B, people. Let me repeat it again to let it sink in. $1.3 billion ...
Thrift Treasure: Jungle Speed

Thrift Treasure: Jungle Speed

I’ve often lamented about my waning reflexes, especially in competition with my preteen daughters. Nothing makes you feel older than being outwitted and outreacted (is that a word?) by your offspring. Salt in the wound when they stand ...
Rum and Bones Strategy Game Overview

Rum and Bones Strategy Game Overview

Over the summer we talked about how many pirate-themed games we had covered and even listed a few we hadn’t. When I penned that post I knew it wouldn’t be the last swashbuckler game I would play, and shortly thereafter we featur ...
Mark Your Calendars: 2016 Movies

Mark Your Calendars: 2016 Movies

A year ago at this time, I shared a list of upcoming movies from Disney, scheduled to be released throughout 2015. When I wrote it, I marveled at what appeared to be a pretty exciting list, mentally adding most of them to our to-do list for ...
You Won’t Need 49 Reasons to Own This

You Won’t Need 49 Reasons to Own This

How many of you have played Tic-Tac-Toe? Everyone, right? Probably just as many have tried out Connect 4 at one time or another. Both of these games are similar in that your goal is to line up three (or four) of your symbols/pieces in a row ...
Winter Blues? Make a Digital Escape.

Winter Blues? Make a Digital Escape.

If you were listening carefully, you probably heard a collective “yee-haw” from parents across the country as kids returned to school following a long holiday break. During warmer weather, when tensions get high or boredom sets ...