Monthly Archives: August 2018

What in the Wild Card Game Overview

What in the Wild Card Game Overview

One of my most memorable family vacations when I was a kid was our trip to visit relatives in Denver. It was the final landing place for my uncle who had traveled the world with IBM. I remember the stories my cousin used to tell me about li ...
A New Way to Display Your Dice Collection

A New Way to Display Your Dice Collection

Before we get started, no judgements please, my youngest daughter and I have started a dice collection. We began picking up interesting ones whenever we would find them in the bottom of the bins at Goodwill Outlets. Most of them are leftove ...
Warsaw: City of Ruins Game Overview

Warsaw: City of Ruins Game Overview

I don’t know how normal people spend their 25th wedding anniversary, but we aren’t normal people. Scott and I have wanted to plan a trip overseas for years, but I didn’t push for it for our anniversary. As much as I wanted ...
Dog-gone Good: Quad Cities Dog Parks

Dog-gone Good: Quad Cities Dog Parks

When we moved to the Quad Cities, we used a house-hunting checklist that ensured we kept our goals in focus. We purchased our house based on the school district because one of our primary reasons for moving back was to get the girls a good ...
Super Mario Bros. Card Game Overview x2

Super Mario Bros. Card Game Overview x2

When it comes to games of any type, there are very few themes or licensed properties that make them an instant-buy. Pokemon is one since Madison has been playing all of the different versions for over a decade. I enjoy games that remind me ...
Thrift Treasure: Candy (Speed Game)

Thrift Treasure: Candy (Speed Game)

Many times when we find a game at thrift it causes me to wonder how it got there. Case in point, this week’s Thrift Treasure find is Candy by German company, beleduc. This isn’t a game that was ever offered in the U.S. It also a ...
Scrawl Drawing Game Overview

Scrawl Drawing Game Overview

A few days ago I was watching the 10 o’clock hour of NBC’s Today Show, which had guest host Christian Slater along with regulars Kathie Lee and Hoda. They were discussing doodles and the results of a recent study that analyzed w ...
Use a Toy to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Use a Toy to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Spider? Ugh. If it invades my space, I’ll gladly stomp on it. But in its own environment, it’s safe from my wrath. I’ve been stung by more than a few bees and wasps in my day and have lived to tell the tale. They have a pl ...
Sheeple Kickstarter Preview

Sheeple Kickstarter Preview

As much as we like playing games, I wish we could say that everyone in our family was as passionate about gathering around for tabletop entertainment. Every time we have a holiday or event with our extended family, we take along a variety o ...
Lights, Camera, Print!

Lights, Camera, Print!

Ever since I was young, I’ve always loved art. From drawing fashion, to attending a fashion camp, to even writing my own music, it had always fascinated me. I had always wanted some sort of camera. Whether that meant big or small, I d ...