Monthly Archives: June 2018

Trash Pandas Card & Dice Game Overview

Trash Pandas Card & Dice Game Overview

For the past few years my wife has hung a bird feeder or two in our trees year-round. We’ve lost count of how many different species we’ve spotted, including a number of different hummingbirds at their dedicated feeder. Even dur ...
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Overview

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Overview

I starting playing the Pokémon series when I was about seven or eight years old. I had a neighborhood friend who introduced me to Pokémon and helped me learn the mechanics of the games. The first game I had played was the original Platinum ...
Memoarrr! Memory Game Overview

Memoarrr! Memory Game Overview

You’ve heard me complain a time or two about how horrible I am at games of speed as well as ones that rely on my aging memory. I’ve also fully admitted that I go into them with the intention of losing and anything better than la ...
10 Board Games You Shouldn’t Buy New

10 Board Games You Shouldn’t Buy New

We’re well into our fourth year of talking about games we find at our local thrift stores. You might say we’ve become experts in finding the treasures among the trash. For every game we find, we have to sift through scores of un ...
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 ...