Yearly Archives: 2017

We Cordially Invite You to the Kids Table

We Cordially Invite You to the Kids Table

It’s that time of year… the time when we gather together with family and friends to celebrate any number of holidays or events. No matter the size of your family, if you’re sharing a meal with more people, then you can def ...
Mega Giveaway Day 44 – Einstein Game

Mega Giveaway Day 44 – Einstein Game

We’re finally catching up on shows on the DVR and I’m thoroughly enjoying watching Timeless. While it makes me realize I don’t know as much as I should about history, it is also inspiring me to want to learn more. However, ...
Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.

Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.

It’s been an emotional few months for me. I knew it was coming but nonetheless wasn’t ready for it. My parents, who have lived on the same 10-acre homestead since 1974 decided it was time to downsize. It had become a lot of work ...
Mega Giveaway Day 43 – Burger Up Game

Mega Giveaway Day 43 – Burger Up Game

Card games cover a wide range of themes as we demonstrated in our gift guide to card games. The same company that had us trying to predict our opponents’ plans in Overseers card game now have us playing a game that makes us hungry (so ...
Imperial Settlers Board Game Overview

Imperial Settlers Board Game Overview

It almost starts as a joke. “A Japanese man, a Roman, an Egyptian and a Barbarian are walking through the town…” But Imperial Settlers by Portal Games is no joke at all. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say it is m ...
How We Got Mom to Tolerate Video Games

How We Got Mom to Tolerate Video Games

Two years ago we gave our oldest daughter an Xbox One for Christmas. It was a natural upgrade from our heavily-used Xbox 360 and something she had been asking to receive for quite some time. We had previously relegated everything video game ...
Samurai Gardener Card Game Overview

Samurai Gardener Card Game Overview

For most people who play board games as a family, little thought is given to who actually created the game. Sure, we know the names of the publishers like Milton Bradley or Hasbro, but rarely are we given any information about the person or ...
Mega Giveaway Day 40 – Wombat Rescue Game

Mega Giveaway Day 40 – Wombat Rescue Game

Did you happen to catch the recent Thor movie? Did you know portions of it were filmed in Australia? I’ve always wanted to visit there and hope someday to be able to do so. In the meantime, I’ll be getting my fix by watching mov ...