Monthly Archives: March 2016

Two Ways To Win Cool Marvel Prizes

Two Ways To Win Cool Marvel Prizes

Okay, be honest. Thinking back to the holidays… How many of you read our heads-up and were able to purchase Disney Infinity 3.0 before it became too scarce to get your hands on? Did you take our advice and successfully fill wish lists ...

Finding Our Way Through the Circuit Maze

I have an admission to make. I goofed. A couple years ago I purchased a couple different sets of Electronic Snap Circuits from Amazon as Christmas gifts from Santa for our girls. My intentions were good: both of our daughters had shown a pr ...
Charge Your Apple Watch and More!

Charge Your Apple Watch and More!

Just about every family I know owns more than one electronic device. Either both parents have phones or there’s a phone and a tablet. There’s a multitude of combinations, but the premise of my original comment holds true: famili ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Spin

Thrift Treasure: UNO Spin

Last October we found a variation of Jenga at our local Goodwill that had familiar UNO branding all over it. As it turned out, there wasn’t a whole lot that UNO Stacko had in common with that classic card game other than the use of pr ...
Philanthropic Friday: #PlayWithPurpose

Philanthropic Friday: #PlayWithPurpose

When you spend a lot of years wishing for motherhood, your attitude about things changes when you finally have a baby in your arms. Despite a solid career as an accountant in the public sector, I made the decision to become a stay-at-home-m ...
The Psychology of Geocaching (and Cats)

The Psychology of Geocaching (and Cats)

Do you remember this past holiday season’s great list of games under $29? Most of the games suggested were from established hobby game companies. One title stood out in particular because it was from a small independent publisher and ...
Blogger Bash: The Conference on a Yacht!

Blogger Bash: The Conference on a Yacht!

Remember on Monday when I shared about the invitation to attend the Captain America: Civil War press junket? The first thing I said in that post is that we’re passionate about games. All kinds of games. So much that we already have th ...
You’ll Quickly Lose at Quick Cups

You’ll Quickly Lose at Quick Cups

Twice now we’ve run into Spin Master Games at conventions where they’ve had a large-sized version of one of their newest games, Quick Cups, available for anyone to try out. We got our first preview last summer at GenCon, then th ...
Thrift Treasure: Lickety Quick

Thrift Treasure: Lickety Quick

We have talked about games that are great in the classroom very recently, and regularly seek out titles that combine good entertainment with an opportunity to learn. There is a whole category of games that are specifically made to teach fir ...