Monthly Archives: July 2016

Thrift Treasure: Input

Thrift Treasure: Input

Can you believe we found yet another 80’s abstract game this week?! Maybe it shouldn’t count as from the 80’s since it does bill itself as “A Strategy Game Ahead of Its Time”. Either way, we were excited to fin ...
Is This a New Game Cat-egory?

Is This a New Game Cat-egory?

Over the past few years it seems that two themes have monopolized the board game industry. Time and time again we see new titles that are either zombie-themed or pirate-related. In fact, we have so many pirate titles in our collection (yes, ...
It’s Only Logical That I Would Love It

It’s Only Logical That I Would Love It

It’s true what they say about the habits and interests we develop when we are kids. I’m sure I’m not the only person with parents who insisted we brush our teeth, make our beds, try new foods, learn manners and establish g ...
A Bag of Bags and Why I Tote Them

A Bag of Bags and Why I Tote Them

I hope I never get too old to learn something from my kids. From a young age, they’ve acted well beyond that of many of their peers. It’s not like they don’t have a childhood because they do. We find time for them to ride ...
I Ain’t Afraid of These Ghosts

I Ain’t Afraid of These Ghosts

I had just finished my sophomore year of high school when the original Ghostbusters movie came out. If you were alive at that time, you certainly recall how it became an instant hit. That Halloween the most popular costumes were those of Ve ...
An Old West Duel Without the Violence

An Old West Duel Without the Violence

It’s weird how some things just work themselves out. Or even a complete coincidence that takes decades to come to fruition. That’s exactly what happened to us recently when we discovered the award-winning game Flick ’em Up ...
What To Do If Your Phone Takes a Dip

What To Do If Your Phone Takes a Dip

A few years ago while en route with a friend to a conference, we stopped to use the airport restroom. I heard a plop followed by an expletive. It’s not what you think. This isn’t a potty-mouth story. Nor is it a story about bath ...
Thrift Treasure: Kage

Thrift Treasure: Kage

I knew when I picked up the box at our local Stuff Etc. that I had to have it. The company logo gave it away – TSR. For the uninformed, TSR was the original RPG company founded in part by Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons. ...
Lead Six Expeditions in 45 Minutes

Lead Six Expeditions in 45 Minutes

It is so hard to find good games that play more than four people. Oh sure, they are out there, but there is certainly a sweet spot for number of players in any game. Just because a game says it supports 2-4 players doesn’t mean it is ...
Day 2: Blogger Bash Continues Excellence

Day 2: Blogger Bash Continues Excellence

Usually when I attend a conference, I’m able to wrap up all my thoughts and share enough photos in one blog post to convey how I felt about the event. I redirect people to my Instagram and Twitter feeds for additional photos and detai ...