Yearly Archives: 2017

7 Ronin Board Game Overview

7 Ronin Board Game Overview

Last Friday at our game meet-up while some of us were standing around chatting before leaving, I asked why a friend’s wife hadn’t visited lately. We’ve heard her say that by the time she shows up (which is usually late) mo ...
Netflix Gives Us Role Models

Netflix Gives Us Role Models

I’ve rewritten the beginning of this post a couple of times trying to figure out the best way to start the conversation without annoying people or scaring them away. The subject is girl power, but not in a negative hate-mongering, man ...
1754: Conquest Board Game Overview

1754: Conquest Board Game Overview

I have some conflicting feelings about today’s board game feature. Not because there is something wrong with the game, but because I’m grieving due to this being the last in the series. It’s been nearly 18 months since we ...
Thrift Treasure: Gemlok

Thrift Treasure: Gemlok

It’s been a little over a year since we’ve featured a game by Pywacket. That should come as no surprise as they only issued three games during their short-lived existence. We covered Keesdrow in February of last year, also a Thr ...
Bears! Dice Game Overview

Bears! Dice Game Overview

Text messages tend to be the bane of existence for many people. They find them annoying and disruptive. As a parent, I have to agree that there are rules of mobile etiquette that should be followed. As an example, we don’t like to int ...
How Technology Improves Date Night

How Technology Improves Date Night

This July I’ll be celebrating my… hold on a second while I figure it out… 24th wedding anniversary. When I found Mr. Right, it was pre-technology and the majority of our communication was either by long distance phone call ...
ChiTaG Discovery: Bellwether Games

ChiTaG Discovery: Bellwether Games

We’ve recently highlighted two companies that we ran into at the 2016 Chicago Toy & Game Fair. One was an established 3-D puzzle maker with their brand new X2 Cube. The other was brand new to the puzzle market in the U.S. but was ...
Sail to India Card Game Overview

Sail to India Card Game Overview

Can you tolerate us bragging about our recent Disney Cruise just one more time? It was only the second time we had ever been on a cruise, and the first time with Disney. Ours was just a 3-night excursion to Castaway Cay and left us wanting ...
Thrift Treasure: Spider Wars

Thrift Treasure: Spider Wars

Just a few days ago we talked about how some games are toys and some toys are really games. And that’s fine with us because we love both! This week’s thrift treasure falls into the same category. In reality, Spider Wars is a gam ...