Monthly Archives: June 2017

Spoils of War Dice Game Overview

Spoils of War Dice Game Overview

Yesterday was a long day. The final day of the Origins Game Fair and an almost 8-hour drive back to Iowa. Even though we are exhausted after four days of hanging out with friends and playing games non-stop, after seeing all of the great gam ...
Thrift Treasure: Coverup

Thrift Treasure: Coverup

It’s a happy day for us again as we ran across another new-to-us abstract game at our local thrift store. You’d think that by now we’d either tire of or run out of variations of the classic four-in-a-row games. That’ ...

Race to the Theater! Cars 3 Opens Today!

I’ve been excited for the release of the Cars 3 for quite some time now. Despite my behind-the-scenes experience of being at the Sonoma Raceway, interviewing the writers, the Cars 3 press conference with director and producers, learni ...
Nox Card Game Overview

Nox Card Game Overview

When we choose what games to play as a family, it always seems we move in trends. Lately we’ve been in a card game mood since they’re easy to set up and put away. Last week we broke out Portal of Heroes and 12 Days of Christmas, ...
Flag Dash Board Game Overview

Flag Dash Board Game Overview

Today is Flag Day. Other than flying Old Glory, do you know what it really represents? Flag Day is the celebration of our national flag’s birthday. The original origin is cloudy, but regularly believed to have been started by a teache ...
Selfie Tips from Two Generations

Selfie Tips from Two Generations

When it comes to having my picture taken, I’m not always a fan. It’s not that I’m camera shy, it’s just that it makes me feel really old. I see how my girls just naturally take to the camera as they post selfies on I ...
DiceBot Megafun Dice Game Overview

DiceBot Megafun Dice Game Overview

It was a long time ago when Battlebots first made its way to the television airwaves. It was a time before we had kids and a show ahead of its time. Before reality shows went big, before LEGO Robotics had a stronghold in all the schools and ...
Thrift Treasure: Zillionaire Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Zillionaire Board Game

We live in a time of awareness of social injustice and a high-divided political system. My Facebook feed is filled with complaints from Social Justice Warriors on both sides of the spectrum. One side feels they are being taken advantage of ...
Games Debuting at Origins Game Fair Pt. 2

Games Debuting at Origins Game Fair Pt. 2

As we explained yesterday, there are a lot of games scheduled to be available for purchase for the first time at Origins Game Fair. There are so many we couldn’t even fit them all in one post. Here is the remainder of the list for use ...
Games Debuting at Origins Game Fair Pt. 1

Games Debuting at Origins Game Fair Pt. 1

If there’s one thing summer brings beyond warmer temperatures, summer vacations and trips to the local ice cream shop that we patiently look forward to, it’s game conventions. It has become a family tradition over the past few y ...