Monthly Archives: December 2017

Mega Giveaway Day 46 – Get the Cheese Game

Mega Giveaway Day 46 – Get the Cheese Game

Mmm… cheese. I love cheese. I haven’t tried all the types, but there really aren’t many that I don’t love in some way. Either in a salad or a recipe, or simply for snacking. When I saw that Stronghold Games had a gam ...
Indulgence Card Game Overview

Indulgence Card Game Overview

Like many families, we gather around the table during the holiday season and play a game or two with cousins, nieces and nephews we only see during this time of year. Most often it is a few rounds of Hearts or Spades, classic card games tha ...
We Cordially Invite You to the Kids Table

We Cordially Invite You to the Kids Table

It’s that time of year… the time when we gather together with family and friends to celebrate any number of holidays or events. No matter the size of your family, if you’re sharing a meal with more people, then you can def ...
Mega Giveaway Day 44 – Einstein Game

Mega Giveaway Day 44 – Einstein Game

We’re finally catching up on shows on the DVR and I’m thoroughly enjoying watching Timeless. While it makes me realize I don’t know as much as I should about history, it is also inspiring me to want to learn more. However, ...
Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.

Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.

It’s been an emotional few months for me. I knew it was coming but nonetheless wasn’t ready for it. My parents, who have lived on the same 10-acre homestead since 1974 decided it was time to downsize. It had become a lot of work ...
Mega Giveaway Day 43 – Burger Up Game

Mega Giveaway Day 43 – Burger Up Game

Card games cover a wide range of themes as we demonstrated in our gift guide to card games. The same company that had us trying to predict our opponents’ plans in Overseers card game now have us playing a game that makes us hungry (so ...
Imperial Settlers Board Game Overview

Imperial Settlers Board Game Overview

It almost starts as a joke. “A Japanese man, a Roman, an Egyptian and a Barbarian are walking through the town…” But Imperial Settlers by Portal Games is no joke at all. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say it is m ...
Mega Giveaway Day 42 – My First Science Textbooks

Mega Giveaway Day 42 – My First Science Textbooks

Introduce a child to science and you open their eyes and brains to a world of potential. Earlier this year we told you about a couple science books from Genius Games. One set, “Science Wide Open”, features women in various field ...
How We Got Mom to Tolerate Video Games

How We Got Mom to Tolerate Video Games

Two years ago we gave our oldest daughter an Xbox One for Christmas. It was a natural upgrade from our heavily-used Xbox 360 and something she had been asking to receive for quite some time. We had previously relegated everything video game ...