Monthly Archives: December 2017

Mega Giveaway Day 41 – Entropy: Worlds Collide Game

Mega Giveaway Day 41 – Entropy: Worlds Collide Game

Passport Game Studios has us playing board games about outer space and a game about jumping around the board among other things. I wonder if these were the inspiration for Entropy: Worlds Collide, a game that jettisons players into the Nexu ...
Samurai Gardener Card Game Overview

Samurai Gardener Card Game Overview

For most people who play board games as a family, little thought is given to who actually created the game. Sure, we know the names of the publishers like Milton Bradley or Hasbro, but rarely are we given any information about the person or ...
Mega Giveaway Day 40 – Wombat Rescue Game

Mega Giveaway Day 40 – Wombat Rescue Game

Did you happen to catch the recent Thor movie? Did you know portions of it were filmed in Australia? I’ve always wanted to visit there and hope someday to be able to do so. In the meantime, I’ll be getting my fix by watching mov ...
Thrift Treasure: Highrise Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Highrise Board Game

Most times when we play a game for the first time, we’re amazed at the complexity or uniqueness of a game’s mechanics or theme. Who would have thought to put ants in your pants? Or make a game out of slapping someone in the face ...
Mega Giveaway Day 39 – Macroscope Board Game

Mega Giveaway Day 39 – Macroscope Board Game

A couple months ago, we featured a puzzle-ish game called Macroscope from Mayday Games! It reminded me of a game show and I looovveee game shows. Needless to say, it made it into our family games gift guide as a gift ideas for other puzzle ...
Dairyman Dice Game Overview

Dairyman Dice Game Overview

Sometimes we play a game because it reminds us of a location (Orléans). Others appeal to our chosen careers (Bulls & Bears). While other we grab because…well…it just looks like a lot of fun (Pitch Car)! Every once in a while ...
Mega Giveaway Day 38 – What the Fish! Game

Mega Giveaway Day 38 – What the Fish! Game

Want to hear something interesting? The acronym WTF doesn’t always mean what you think it means. Take our Day 38 prize for example: What the Fish from University Games as you can see in our card game gift guide has WTF prominently dis ...
Delivering More Than $15k Worth of Future Smiles

Delivering More Than $15k Worth of Future Smiles

Last year at this time, we headed to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital with a van full of goodies. Through the year, we had been collecting and setting aside SWAG and other items that our kids were too old for or that perhaps ...
Gaming with Mario and Friends at Nintendo

Gaming with Mario and Friends at Nintendo

The girls are at an age where the division between parents and children has the potential to become a chasm. Scott and I decided long ago that parenting would take priority over befriending our children, but that also meant we would need to ...