Monthly Archives: October 2016

Worker Placement Without Meeples

Worker Placement Without Meeples

When someone talks about a “worker placement” game, they’re usually referring to a game with wooden meeples that you use to choose different actions. Placing the pawn on a certain spot on the board allows you to perform an ...
Thrift Treasure: Flinch

Thrift Treasure: Flinch

Every once in a while we come across games at thrift that bring back memories of game nights when we were kids. Nicole recently had that experience with This Game is Bonkers!, having forgotten all about it until she saw it on the shelf of o ...
The Reasons I Tolerate Autumn

The Reasons I Tolerate Autumn

As I stand at my sink washing dishes, I look outside and see some leaves on the trees turning beautiful colors while others lay on the ground waiting for someone to rake them up. I’m filled with a mixture of emotions as I try to navig ...
Be a Don and Take Over NYC Boroughs

Be a Don and Take Over NYC Boroughs

As a GenXer, there are a few iconic movies that stand out for our generation that have actually become classics. I remember seeing the original Star Wars in the movie theater while visiting my aunt and uncle. It created a lasting bond that ...
Where Did THOSE Hands Come From?!

Where Did THOSE Hands Come From?!

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I looked at my hands the other day and saw something for the first time. No, it wasn’t some kind of marking or alarming growth. What ...
An Easy Transition from Books to Games

An Easy Transition from Books to Games

For years we have been attending our local Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library book sale every Spring and Fall. Our library amazingly offers thousands and thousands of books every six months for only 50 cents thanks to the donations of ...
Thrift Treasure: Yarbles

Thrift Treasure: Yarbles

If there ever was an award for most unique game board, this week’s Thrift Treasure would certainly be in the running for top prize. It also could win a couple other awards: Most Frustrating Board to Assemble, Worst Instructions, Worst ...
Devices for Streaming Netflix

Devices for Streaming Netflix

I’ve been a member of the Netflix Stream Team for a couple years now and am gearing up to start another year. As a participant, I receive loads of information about upcoming Netflix Originals, series updates, movies, documentaries and ...
No Sad Pandas, Just Happy Salmon

No Sad Pandas, Just Happy Salmon

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the fun parent. I don’t joke around as much as I could or should and am usually the one who says “No” to ice cream for dinner. April Fool’s Day jokes are seldom ini ...