Monthly Archives: May 2017

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

I’m excited that we’re on an abstract game streak for our Thrift Treasure series. And finding one that was awarded a couple industry accolades (Major Fun Award, MENSA Select) makes the find that much better. This week we discove ...
Space Invaders Returns in Dice Game Form

Space Invaders Returns in Dice Game Form

Do you remember the first video game you ever played? I’m not talking about something at home – I mean a real quarter-sucking cabinet down at the local arcade. I do. We were living in West Germany in the late 70’s and the ...
Netflix and the Mars Generation

Netflix and the Mars Generation

Do you ever have those days when the planets just align and two different parts of your life sync? It happens for me every once in a while and whenever it does, I sit back and smile. When you’re interested in so many different things ...
EGG Series #1: Eggs and Empires Overview

EGG Series #1: Eggs and Empires Overview

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a collector. My dad introduced me to stamps and coins at a very young age and to this date I still pocket coins and unique currency. Middle and high school saw my collection of baseball ...
Wholesome Locker-Friendly Snacks

Wholesome Locker-Friendly Snacks

This post is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. With two junior high girls, life can be a bit hectic. We encourage them to ...
Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia Overview

Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia Overview

We are coming up on my favorite time of the year. The snow is behind us and flowers are in full bloom. Pretty soon the kids will be out of school for the summer and at each other’s throats. The grass will need to be mowed more than on ...
Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Well it finally happened. I’ve preached and preached on how you should check the contents of a game before buying a used copy. I even carry around a tiny pocket knife so I can cut the packing tape used to seal the game boxes at our lo ...
El Capitan Card Game Giveaway

El Capitan Card Game Giveaway

Remember a couple weeks ago when we gave you an El Capitan card game overview? We told you all the details of the game and how to play. There were some nice photos to give you an idea of what the game is really like. There are even details ...
Rethink Your Food Storage Practices

Rethink Your Food Storage Practices

If you were a kid growing up in the 70’s, chances are you had a cereal bowl that originated as a margarine container and a glass that once stored jelly or jam. If you walk through an antique store or check out eBay, you’ll see a ...