Monthly Archives: July 2017

Duress Board Game Overview

Duress Board Game Overview

To many of you it seems like we feature a lot of board games here on SahmReviews. And you’re right, we do. That’s because not only do we play them as a family, we gather with friends nearly every week to try out some of the late ...
Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Thrift Treasure: Sudden Death

Those of you that grew up in the 80’s probably remember the game of Surround on your Atari 2600. It was one of the originally released games in 1977 for the new system and whose concept was later copied into the famous cycle racing sc ...
Parents Deserve Me Time

Parents Deserve Me Time

From the very beginning, we encourage our children to find us. We all do it. It’s a game. Let me spell it out for you for you in a way you’ve probably not considered. As parents, we doom ourselves from the day we start playing p ...
Mercury Games: Fun by the Foot

Mercury Games: Fun by the Foot

Last week I was in New York for Sweet Suite where I was checking out a roomful of toys and games and predicting 2017 Holiday Trends. While I was there, I ran into many friends – who are also readers – that commented on how we ...
Five 2017 Holiday Trends to Watch

Five 2017 Holiday Trends to Watch

Kids today don’t know how good they have it. I’m not referring to the selection of *things* they could have or the opportunities for travel, education, sports and arts. I’m talking about something much more important to a ...
EGG Series #5: Dexikon Game Overview

EGG Series #5: Dexikon Game Overview

It isn’t very often that we get the chance to play word games. But as of late we’ve been fortunate to try out a few. Lately we’ve been testing out the new Codenames Duet that will be released at Gen Con this year. It’ ...
Inspiring Kids With Science Books

Inspiring Kids With Science Books

As parents, we do things to entertain our kids, to engage with them, to bond and to show our love. It may be something as simple as playing games, making them breakfast in bed for no reason or taking them out for ice cream or a movie. But w ...
Thrift Treasure: Ninety-Nine or Bust

Thrift Treasure: Ninety-Nine or Bust

There are a few key things I look for when shopping for a game at thrift. I glaze over all the Scene Its and Trivial Pursuits and start looking for boxes I don’t recognize. Even when looking for used items, packaging does matter. Oddl ...
Flamme Rouge Board Game Overview

Flamme Rouge Board Game Overview

When I lived in West Germany, I can recall two sports that everyone in the area paid attention to. Obviously the first was football (soccer to us Yankees). The other? Professional cycling! Maybe it was because we were close to the French bo ...