Monthly Archives: September 2017

Stratego: Great Then, Great Now

Stratego: Great Then, Great Now

When asked what board game I remember enjoying the most when growing up, the answer comes easy – Stratego. As a family we played a lot of games, from Monopoly and Sorry to Boggle and Mastermind. But secretly I loved Stratego more than ...
Kids’ Achievements and What is Next

Kids’ Achievements and What is Next

The last few weeks have been filled with insight for me as a mom. While Kennedy continues to tell me that her goal is to make it to the state meet in cross country, Madison has been working for an All-State invitation for music. They both h ...
EGG Series #9: Sluff Off! Game Overview

EGG Series #9: Sluff Off! Game Overview

One of the oldest types of card games are ones that have some type of trick-taking mechanic. Hearts and Spades are among the oldest, and newer games like 12 Days of Christmas and Nevermore push the envelope with new takes on these classic t ...
Did a Character Sing You Happy Birthday?

Did a Character Sing You Happy Birthday?

A friend of ours recently sent us an invitation to join them in celebrating their son’s 1-year birthday. While we had prior commitments and were unable to attend, I was pleased to see their invitation asked for a letter addressed to h ...
Hero Realms Card Game Overview

Hero Realms Card Game Overview

It’s been a couple years since I solved our problem of spending too much money on packs of cards for games like Magic the Gathering or Pokemon. If you’re not familiar, these types of games receive updates on a consistent basis. ...
Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Tower 3-D

I think if you ask many adults what their first computer game was, many would answer Tetris. Some might say Lunar Lander, others may even remember Oregon Trail. But Tetris is probably the first computer game to ever go ‘viral’. ...
Favorite Treats in Portable Packaging

Favorite Treats in Portable Packaging

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I came to the realization last weekend that things from here on out will be much different than t ...
Okey Dokey Card Game Overview

Okey Dokey Card Game Overview

Most times when we sit down for a game night with the family we pull out a multi-hour big-box game like 878 Vikings or Haspelknecht. These allow us to really get involved in the game, forming temporary partnerships with opponents or allowin ...
Birth of the Iowa Tradition That Went Viral

Birth of the Iowa Tradition That Went Viral

A few weeks ago we were among the crowd cheering on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes against Wyoming. Although I’ve been an Iowa fan my entire life, this was the first time I attended one of their football games. It wasn’t the fo ...