Yearly Archives: 2019

Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

Thrift Treasure: Ea$y Money

You might think our thrift stores are somehow magically filled with good board games. That certainly isn’t the case. We have to slog through multiple copies of Trivial Pursuit, Scene It and Mall Madness to find what we consider intere ...
Joraku Board Game Overview

Joraku Board Game Overview

Have you ever noticed that Scott tends to go in phases? While his favorite games fall into a few categories including abstract games and anything from Stefan Feld or Reiner Knizia, he likes to find similar types of games and play them withi ...
June 2019 Movies to See

June 2019 Movies to See

Can you believe the end of the school year is actually within reach. Knock on wood that Mother Nature doesn’t hit us with more snow days. If you think I’m joking, I’m not. We’ve gotten some pretty nasty storms this y ...
Cahoots Trick-Taking Card Game Overview

Cahoots Trick-Taking Card Game Overview

If you’re wondering if we’ve been playing a lot of trick-taking card games lately, you’d be correct. We’ve been on a bit of a time crunch as of late and nothing beats the simplicity of a card game and its quick setup ...
Squadro 2-Player Wooden Game Overview

Squadro 2-Player Wooden Game Overview

It was exactly a year ago when we first got to see Gigamic‘s upcoming game, Squadro. We were attending the 2018 Geekway to the West convention in St. Louis and were reveling in the experience of trying out quite a few game prototypes ...
Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay

Thrift Treasure: Instant Replay

Thirty-two years. Years! That’s how long this thrift copy of Instant Replay sat on someone’s closet shelf without being played. Except for some tape on the sides to keep the lid closed, it is in brand new condition. All the way ...
Steampunk Rally Board Game Overview

Steampunk Rally Board Game Overview

It’s that time of year when we see princesses and their princes showing up at restaurants before heading off to the annual ball. If you haven’t spotted them out in the wild, no doubt you’ve seen moms posting hundreds of ph ...
Dragon Island Tile Game Overview

Dragon Island Tile Game Overview

The other day Madison sent me a photo via text of her and a friend at school being twinsies. I was baffled by the image, not because of their matching sweatshirts, but because she was wearing something she didn’t own. Apparently he ha ...
Shadows: Amsterdam Game Overview

Shadows: Amsterdam Game Overview

When I think back to games we have played over the past couple of years and try to recall which ones got played the most, I would have to put Codenames high on the list. If you haven’t played, it’s a game between two teams who a ...