Monthly Archives: August 2018

5 Weeks of DIY STEM Projects

5 Weeks of DIY STEM Projects

For the bajillionth time, I’m going to say that I was not a fan of science in school. I didn’t enjoy it. The information didn’t stick like it needed to. I have maybe two positive memorable science-class related experiences ...
Rome: City of Marble Game Overview

Rome: City of Marble Game Overview

I’ve been fortunate to be able to visit quite a few places throughout my life. Trips to places like various corporate headquarters were the result of the website for the purpose of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the company. But ...
Thrift Treasure: Take the Cake

Thrift Treasure: Take the Cake

We seem to be fortunate to have thrift stores that actually have a lot of games we want to play. For each game we feature in our weekly Thrift Treasure series there are dozens of games we leave behind for someone else to enjoy. Of course, s ...
Witching Hour Card Game Overview

Witching Hour Card Game Overview

You might be thinking, “Hey, you already told me about this Witching Hour game!”. And you’d be wrong. You’re probably thinking of our feature of a game with a similar name, Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour. Other ...
How to Wall-Mount a VIZIO P-Series TV

How to Wall-Mount a VIZIO P-Series TV

When we moved back from Los Angeles and found our home using our house-hunting checklist, we knew there were some things we would need to upgrade. The kitchen was one of our priorities. We also turned the basement area into a playroom which ...
Steve Jackson Exclusive Interview

Steve Jackson Exclusive Interview

Thoughts on Games in Education, The Fantasy Trip and More In our vast adventures, we’re often able to participate in exclusive interview opportunities with influential people in our lives. Whether it’s an actor, director, game d ...
30-Minute Chicken Ramen Bowl Recipe

30-Minute Chicken Ramen Bowl Recipe

I was at the neighbor’s house recently while her college-bound daughter was home on a weekend break from her summer internship. As I chatted with her mom and dad, she was hard at work making some fancy salad to package in individual s ...
Drop It Abstract Game Overview

Drop It Abstract Game Overview

It is no doubt that abstract games saw their heyday back in the 90’s and early 2000’s. This is obvious to us by what we find at the thrift store every week. Back then there were scores of new titles every month from Hasbro, Matt ...
Thrift Treasure: UNO Dominos

Thrift Treasure: UNO Dominos

Can you stomach another UNO game in your collection? We have by finding a copy of UNO Dominos at our local Goodwill last week. Another in a long line of games developed under the UNO brand, this one is a bit more unique in that it doesnR ...
Pantone: The Game Overview

Pantone: The Game Overview

I think I’ve probably mentioned before that before we moved back to Iowa I was in the printing industry. We originally moved to California in 1995 for a job offer that eventually turned into an opportunity to purchase part of the comp ...