Monthly Archives: September 2018

Thrift Treasure: World War I Game

Thrift Treasure: World War I Game

When we’re shopping at thrift, the best thing we experience is finding a complete copy of a game from our childhood. They say you can’t relive memories, but in this case you can. Just seeing the box or board causes the memories ...
5 Minute Chase Board Game Overview

5 Minute Chase Board Game Overview

How many times have you sat down to play a game, only to have it run WAY longer than the advertised time? I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve scheduled a game that is supposed to run 2-3 hours, only to have it stretch i ...
Outpost: Amazon Co-op Game Overview

Outpost: Amazon Co-op Game Overview

Inexpensive card game – check. Cooperative play – check. Created by a designer we know and love – check. Offered by a publisher whose games we’ve previously enjoyed – check! Total regret for not discovering thi ...
How to Save on Pet Medications

How to Save on Pet Medications

Having a pet is more than, well, HAVING a pet. Tink is the first dog that has been part of our family since the girls have been old and responsible enough to be primary pet caregivers. It takes a lot of trial and error to learn the ins and ...
Grackles Abstract Game Overview

Grackles Abstract Game Overview

This is hard for me to do, but I have a confession to make. For those of you that know me, this will be hard to believe… but it’s true. It all started when I hung up the bird feeders. Each day I would enjoy enjoy watching the bi ...
Thrift Treasure: Crossword Cubes

Thrift Treasure: Crossword Cubes

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve run across a well-worn copy of Scrabble at our local thrift stores. If underpriced, we would pick them up and scavenge the wooden tiles to use in future craft projects. At some point ...
Beeeees! Dice Game Overview

Beeeees! Dice Game Overview

My family has always been into games. Mostly card games. One in particular has yielded some of our best stories. The game is called Nertz. It is basically a real time group solitaire game being played inside a mosh pit. If you have ever had ...
Tutti Frutti Matching Game Overview

Tutti Frutti Matching Game Overview

This summer’s Gen Con convention was quite a different experience for our daughters. Usually they spend their time roaming the exhibitor’s hall or popping into a seminar or two. It’s one of the few conventions we feel comf ...
Dungeon Raiders Card Game Overview

Dungeon Raiders Card Game Overview

I’ve always has a fascination with games that put you in the role of an adventurer entering a dungeon to fight monsters and discover treasures and magical items. Starting with the original Dungeons & Dragons back in the early 80&# ...