Monthly Archives: July 2019

Ubongo! Puzzle Game Overview

Ubongo! Puzzle Game Overview

By now you’re fully aware of the streak of polyomino games we’ve unearthed. We traveled overseas with Copenhagen, Scarabya and Arraial then tested our green thumb with Cottage Garden and Bloom. That’s only the ti ...
August 2019 Movies to See

August 2019 Movies to See

I often find myself saying “this” is the time of year to go to the movies. In the winter, it’s because it’s too cold to do anything outside. Then there’s Spring Break and the kids are out of school so it’ ...
Bosk Board Game Overview

Bosk Board Game Overview

According to Merriam-Webster, a bosk is “a small wooded area”. It’s a term I had never heard before and wondered if it was a regional term. Around here we just call them “woods”, but it seems that a bosk refers ...
Thrift Treasure: Screaming Eagles

Thrift Treasure: Screaming Eagles

Although I was super excited to find a copy of Zaxxon at the Quad City Symphony’s annual Second Fiddle Tag Sale, I was even more elated to score a nearly-new example of Milton Bradley’s Screaming Eagles board game. I remember se ...
Promos & Deals at Gen Con 2019

Promos & Deals at Gen Con 2019

Attending any kind of convention provides perks that are unique to that event and board game conventions are no different. As we have done each year, we’ve put together lists to help our readers who attend Origins and Gen Con find the ...
What to Expect When Your Child Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed

What to Expect When Your Child Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed

Being the parent of teenagers is an emotionally exhausting job. From the time we teach them what to expect in junior high to the advice for teens when they get their license, we endure the ups and downs of their hormone-driven emotions. You ...
The Best New Games Debuting at Gen Con 2019 – Part 2

The Best New Games Debuting at Gen Con 2019 – Part 2

Ahhh. So glad to see that Siri reminded you to come back today. We only touched the tip of the iceberg yesterday with Part 1 of our list of the best games debuting at Gen Con 2019! They’re alphabetical and the first of our series didn ...
Thrift Treasure: Star Wars Adventures of R2-D2

Thrift Treasure: Star Wars Adventures of R2-D2

So far we’ve been pretty lucky with the games we picked up at the Quad City Symphony’s annual Second Fiddle Tag Sale. Tennis was a little ahead of its time and Zaxxon will have a permanent place in our collection. Rummy 21 ...