Monthly Archives: July 2017

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’ ...
My First Science Textbook Overview

My First Science Textbook Overview

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 ...
The Princess and the Goblin Board Game Overview

The Princess and the Goblin Board Game Overview

Have I mentioned before how memory games are becoming more difficult for us as we age? I know we have complained about it many times, and no matter how many memory games we play, our skill does not seem to be getting better. In fact, our wi ...
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 ...
Wave Breaker: Puzzle for the High Seas

Wave Breaker: Puzzle for the High Seas

Last Saturday on the way to the farmer’s market, we noticed the strangest thing on the Mississippi River. I first spotted three barges parked along the banks in a place where we sometimes might witness one. As I started to comment to ...
Energy Empire Board Game Overview

Energy Empire Board Game Overview

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It’s the most common translation of Newton’s Laws of Motion. But if you stop and think about it, the theory applies to much more: life in general, the things we do, Karma ...
It’s Almost an Official Holiday – Prime Day!

It’s Almost an Official Holiday – Prime Day!

If I asked you what one of the most anticipated days of the year is, what would be your answer? I know when I was a kid, Christmas or my birthday were the top two days I couldn’t wait for. Of course the last day of school also ranked ...
Devir Games – What’s in a Name?

Devir Games – What’s in a Name?

Thanks to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, bringing a board game to market has become easier than ever. There are dozens of domestic and foreign manufacturers ready to take your project from idea to reality. Marketing via ...