Yearly Archives: 2018

Star Cartel Card Game Overview

Star Cartel Card Game Overview

I’ve probably mentioned at least once before that I wanted to be a stock broker. I majored in Finance in college and dreamed of working the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I considered going to New York to try and work at th ...
Thrift Treasure: Travel Shut the Box Game

Thrift Treasure: Travel Shut the Box Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure didn’t set us back a penny. In an odd twist of events, it was mistakenly included in another game we recently purchased at Goodwill. Last week’s feature was all about Rummikub Rummy Dice, and wh ...
The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade Overview

The Ruhr: A Story of Coal Trade Overview

We’re fortunate to get to play hundreds of brand new games every year. Today’s market demands that a game be finished, polished and fun to play before it is published. Bonus points if there is an educational lesson buried within ...
Laughter Abounds at Book Club Movie

Laughter Abounds at Book Club Movie

Remember how I recently said my folks sold their acreage? My childhood home and where my parents had lived for more than four decades was no longer a place I could freely visit. It was bittersweet, but necessary. My parents were spending mo ...
Dr. Beaker Speed Game Overview

Dr. Beaker Speed Game Overview

It’s FINALLY summer! School is out and now comes the interesting part… hoping the kids don’t drive us (and each other) insane. In addition to normal chores, they’ll be practicing their instruments since they recently ...
For When You Want to Sneak Around

For When You Want to Sneak Around

How did the chicken sneak across the road? In his sneakers, of course! Ba-dum-bum! Okay, so telling jokes isn’t really my thing. What is funny is how some memories come back to you at the oddest times and that recently happened when w ...
Fluxx: The Board Game Overview

Fluxx: The Board Game Overview

At this point in time, there are few games out there that are too intimidating to consider trying. Yes, I get more anxious when I play games with people I don’t know but that’s because I tend to over analyze the various options ...
Thrift Treasure: Rummikub Rummy Dice

Thrift Treasure: Rummikub Rummy Dice

There are a number of games we see over and over (and pass over) at thrift. You know the ones I’m talking about – Scene It, Trivial Pursuit, Rummikub, Mall Madness…the list goes on and on. But just like when we find variat ...
The Mysterious Forest Game Overview

The Mysterious Forest Game Overview

If you’re at least a semi-regular reader of our game articles, you know that both Nicole and I usually complain when we sit down to play a memory game. To be fair, we go into the game knowing that both of our girls will trounce us. As ...
Promos & Deals at Origins Game Fair 2018

Promos & Deals at Origins Game Fair 2018

Now that you’ve formulated your list of games to buy at Origins, it’s time to look at the deals you’ll get by doing so! There are many great reasons to purchase your next game direct from the publisher at a convention. Fir ...