Monthly Archives: July 2016

Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Everyone has expectations. Whether it’s that much-anticipated and highly-publicized movie, a toy or game from an established designer, a random meal at a new restaurant or even a family trip, we all set a bar somewhere and are either overjo ...
What the Flock? Check Out 4 the Birds!

What the Flock? Check Out 4 the Birds!

I hope you don’t mind hearing me crow about how I love abstract games. There’s just something about facing off head-to-head against an opponent knowing neither of you has an advantage – that it is all up to your knowledge ...
Best Portable Batteries for Pokemon Go

Best Portable Batteries for Pokemon Go

You’d have to have been living under a rock to not know about the mega-hit app, Pokemon Go. I have been absolutely amazed how many random people we see playing it when we’re out and about. Doesn’t matter where – in a ...
Thrift Treasure: Showdown Yahtzee

Thrift Treasure: Showdown Yahtzee

I was really excited to find this copy of Showdown Yahtzee at our local Goodwill this week. Not because I had been looking for it. In fact, I didn’t know anything about the game. It was because Yahtzee was one of my favorite games to ...
Fridays Are Now Double Garbage Day

Fridays Are Now Double Garbage Day

All you parents will agree – one of the best things about having teenagers is you can now give them more and more chores around the house. Sure, they’ll complain. But in reality you’re beginning the process of teaching the ...
We Found (a) Green Couch at Geekway

We Found (a) Green Couch at Geekway

I’ve mentioned many times that we attended Geekway to the West this past May. It was a wonderful weekend of just playing games with 1,600 of our closest friends. There were two large rooms where people sat at a table, put up a “ ...
Games to Watch for at Gen Con

Games to Watch for at Gen Con

Last year we made our first trek to North America’s largest gaming convention, Gen Con. It was so much fun that we immediately made plans to return this year, this time with kids in tow! I don’t know who is more excited about ha ...
You’ll Literally Flip Over This Treasure Chest

You’ll Literally Flip Over This Treasure Chest

I really didn’t think we had a favorite theme when it came to board games. We usually look for artwork we like, clear instructions and some type of game play that we don’t already have in our collection. For whatever reason a go ...
Long Rides with Lightweight Bikes for Kids

Long Rides with Lightweight Bikes for Kids

When your 11 year old child is smaller than pretty much everyone in her class, is often mistaken for a child much younger and weighs about the same as many toddlers, you know she’s small. Weighing in at a whopping 50 pounds, she’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Touché

Thrift Treasure: Touché

It isn’t often we find games that support three players. Sure, there are titles that say they are for up to 4 or up to 6 people, but we’ve found that more often than not bringing an odd number of seats leads to an off-balance ex ...