Monthly Archives: September 2016

Do You Have a Short or Long Fuse?

Do You Have a Short or Long Fuse?

When you sit down to play a game, do you prefer one where you can think about your move for as long as you need? Or do you like to keep it moving with a title that requires a timer, limiting the amount of time each person can take on their ...
Worries of a Kindergarten Mom

Worries of a Kindergarten Mom

Life is so different when kids first head off to school. I’m not referring to the beginning of every school year but rather the beginning of school in general. You know, kindergarten. As a mom, you wonder if you taught them what they need t ...
Sing Along! “A Mining We Will Go…”

Sing Along! “A Mining We Will Go…”

There is always lively discussion about whether or not one should purchase their games at conventions like Gen Con or Origins. Online retailers almost certainly will have it cheaper at a later date, but you can’t beat the experience o ...
Sometimes the Best Gift is an Experience

Sometimes the Best Gift is an Experience

Day after day, we give you a glimpse into what makes us tick and the things around us that provide some degree of meaning or impact in some way. We tell you about our favorite games and express the benefits of incorporating games into educa ...
There Was Once a Man Named Doug

There Was Once a Man Named Doug

I believe everyone has played the childhood game of Duck Duck Goose at one time or another. If you have children of your own, you most certainly have. As adults we can’t be bothered to participate in such a silly game. I promise it ha ...
Thrift Treasure: Gang of Four

Thrift Treasure: Gang of Four

It’s always exciting for me to find a hobby game at our local Goodwill. And when I use the term “hobby game”, I’m referring to those you cannot find for sale at Walmart or Target. They’re typically games you ei ...
Hit Z Road But Avoid Z Zombies

Hit Z Road But Avoid Z Zombies

As you know, we spent the summer road-tripping just a weeeee bit. I think I lost track of all the adventures we took that started before school even let out last spring, but I know it included drives to St. Louis to Geekway, a Chicago Cubs ...
Losing Cannot Get Much Sweeter

Losing Cannot Get Much Sweeter

My daughter took me by surprise the other day and said the strangest thing. “I want pumpkin pie.” To most people, this doesn’t sound like an odd request because we all know how delicious pumpkin pie can be, especially with ...
Wishing for a Potion Explosion

Wishing for a Potion Explosion

Were you one of those people who got obsessed with apps like Bejeweled or Candy Crush Saga? Not me, I refused to download them because I knew I’d spend WAY too much time playing. I got stuck in the FarmVille loop for the better part o ...
The Drugs and How They Got Here

The Drugs and How They Got Here

As kids, we don’t see the opportunities that adults create for us. Yeah, I know… Based on the above photo and title of the post, that first sentence probably has you scratching your head. Give me a minute and you’ll unders ...