Monthly Archives: January 2017

Thrift Treasure: Abalone

Thrift Treasure: Abalone

Our 2-player kick continues right on into this week’s thrift store find, Abalone by FoxMind. After playing a few rounds of Pagoda and losing handily to our youngest daughter playing Pylos, I was ready to tackle this game that has been ...
Mega Giveaway Day 67 – Captain Carcass Game

Mega Giveaway Day 67 – Captain Carcass Game

You can enter to win our Day 67 prize and it won’t even require you to press your luck! Captain Carcass by Mayday Games is based on the press your luck concept but it will just take the dedication to enter to have a chance at winning! ...
Mega Giveaway Day 66 – Molkky Game

Mega Giveaway Day 66 – Molkky Game

Have you ever herd of a Mölkky? It’s a game from Tactic Games and the first time I heard of it was while researching for our guide to party games. Stop over by that guide to learn more about it. If it sounds like a game you would enjo ...
A Chinese Pagoda for Game Night

A Chinese Pagoda for Game Night

I don’t know about your household, but it’s been crazy around ours this holiday season. Between finding activities for the kids to do during their vacation, travelling to see family and trying to find time to relax and play a fe ...
Mega Giveaway Day 65 – Yashima Game

Mega Giveaway Day 65 – Yashima Game

Are you finally recovering from the holidays? The kids are at least back in school so we’re able to focus and try to get something accomplished. Eh. Who are we kidding? We’re just want to chill and play games even when they aren ...
Phone Tricks to Learn a New Language

Phone Tricks to Learn a New Language

Life in California was so much different from living here. The cultural diversity was something I hadn’t experienced growing up in rural Iowa. Young and open-minded, I soaked up everything that surrounded me – from the different ...
Mega Giveaway Day 64 – Mythe Game

Mega Giveaway Day 64 – Mythe Game

When I first read the title for our Day 64 prize, I didn’t realize what the theme was. But after reading about it and really looking at the cover art, I couldn’t help but think how cute it is! Brave mice trying to recover the sa ...
Pylos Almost Completes the Set

Pylos Almost Completes the Set

I can’t believe it’s already been over 2 1/2 years since I found a copy of Quits at our local thrift store. Included in the box was advertising for other Gigamic wooden games that I knew I’d be keeping an eye out for. Sure ...
Mega Giveaway Day 63 – Let Them Eat Cake Game

Mega Giveaway Day 63 – Let Them Eat Cake Game

If there was ever an instance where I wanted to substitute game pieces with real world items, our Day 63 prize is it! The goal of Let Them Eat Cake by Osprey Publishing is to be the first to acquire 40 cakes. I’m all for that! Are you ...
Mark Your Calendars: 2017 Movies

Mark Your Calendars: 2017 Movies

The other day I read the top 10 list of highest (worldwide) grossing movies for 2016. It was no surprise to see Disney holding strong in the top 5 spots with Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book and Rogue One: ...