Monthly Archives: December 2016

This Company Has All the Winning Moves

This Company Has All the Winning Moves

It’s funny how some things just happen by coincidence. One day we’ll discover a game at our local thrift store that we’ve never even heard of, much less played. Keep in mind that we own over 1,300 different board games and ...
Pointing Fingers is the Name of the Game

Pointing Fingers is the Name of the Game

From a very young age, we grasp the concept of pointing the finger at someone else as a way of deflecting attention. For siblings, it becomes an art form in making sure someone else takes the fall for whatever is going to upset mom and dad. ...
Device Usage That Doctors Would Approve

Device Usage That Doctors Would Approve

A couple weeks ago Madison had her annual appointment with the allergist. We are grateful she doesn’t have any major concerns, but this routine trip is required to renew her EpiPen prescription. The appointment started with the usual ...
Mega Giveaway Day 34 – Set Dice Game

Mega Giveaway Day 34 – Set Dice Game

For the past three years, almost every Sunday has been a story about one of the latest games Scott has discovered at the thrift store, an auction or garage sale. Among the first handful of games featured was a game called Set. We picked it ...
A Game Not About Zombies or Vikings!

A Game Not About Zombies or Vikings!

There’s no denying that some game themes are more popular than others. Everywhere you turn you can find zombies and vikings. There also seems to be an uptick in games about cats, scientists and even sushi. But one of my favorite theme ...
Mega Giveaway Day 33 – Ion Game

Mega Giveaway Day 33 – Ion Game

I hated science as a kid. Not as much as history, but still… not a big fan. It was strange because math was my best subject and teachers were often baffled why I struggled with what should be a complimentary subject. It was because I ...
Thrift Treasure: Pentago

Thrift Treasure: Pentago

Four times a year Barnes & Noble puts a good selection of games on sale. They have limited shelf space for games and they regularly clearance them out to make room for new issues. They begin at 50% off, move to 75% off a few weeks later ...