Monthly Archives: September 2017

Dragon Tower Game Overview

Dragon Tower Game Overview

A few weeks ago, we went out to lunch with the family of one of Madison’s good friends. We’ve known them for several years, but only as acquaintances so discussions were generally superficial. I knew they had previously lived in ...
New SciFi Series by Ender’s Game Creator

New SciFi Series by Ender’s Game Creator

This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of ExtinctTV. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Being the first to participate in somethi ...
SLAPZI Card Game Overview

SLAPZI Card Game Overview

I don’t know about you, but people of all ages look at what other people do and think to themselves, “I could do that.” Whether it’s for work, sports, a hobby, or something like cooking or driving, this misconception ...
Oreo Oh-So-Gooey No Bake Cookies

Oreo Oh-So-Gooey No Bake Cookies

Remember a couple weeks ago when I was so excited to find snack packs that included classic flavors, including Oreo cookies? That sweet tooth thing really does me in, but I’ve found ways to balance it. What is worse is that I have two ...
Hotshots Cooperative Game Overview

Hotshots Cooperative Game Overview

We woke up a couple weeks ago to a funky haze and a smell that was not typical of Iowa. But I recognized the sadly familiar scene from our days of living outside of Los Angeles. It was the lingering effect of the wildfires scorching through ...
Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Tri-Spy Board Game

So many of the 80’s/90’s abstract games look alike to us. This week we were at our local Goodwill when we spotted a copy of Fat Brain Toy Co‘s Tri-Spy. It looked so familiar to us, but the rules were unfamiliar. We were su ...
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 ...