Monthly Archives: October 2019

MindBlock “Rummy” Game Overview

MindBlock “Rummy” Game Overview

One of the first card games my parents taught to me was Rummy. As I recall, it was my mom’s favorite game. We played as a family most every week and tried out a couple different variations as we got tired of the regular game. One such ...
Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

The third and final thing we purchased on our trip to a Cedar Rapids Goodwill wasn’t a game at all, even though it was shelved in the same section as Apple Pop and Circulo. Our oldest daughter, Madison, is taking Chemistry this year i ...
Tapestry Board Game Overview

Tapestry Board Game Overview

One of the biggest barriers to people trying new games is the difficulty in grasping unfamiliar game mechanics or reading pages upon pages of instructions. We’re fortunate enough to have a friend who volunteers to read directions for ...
5211 Card Game Overview

5211 Card Game Overview

This past summer as we were walking through the exhibitor aisles at the annual Gen Con convention, we noticed a brand new title being advertised by Next Move Games. It wasn’t the components that caught our eye, nor was it the colorful ...
20 Geeky Halloween Costumes for 2019

20 Geeky Halloween Costumes for 2019

Dress up, knock on doors and get free candy. Kids and adults alike enjoy the thrill of taking on a new persona to hitting the streets for that one special night of the year. And who can resist an adorable dog costume to boot?! It’s th ...
Snail Sprint! Board Game Overview

Snail Sprint! Board Game Overview

What do you do with the game box when you sit down to play a board game? If you’re like most of us, it is set aside, usually to another table so it is out of the way. In most cases the box is unneeded until it comes time to pack up th ...
Thrift Treasure: Apple Pop Children’s Game

Thrift Treasure: Apple Pop Children’s Game

If you remember reading about our thrift store find last week, Circulo, you’ll recall that we were at an out-of-town Goodwill and happened across a couple things we hadn’t played before. The second game we carried to the checkou ...
First Look: LOKI Collection from IELLO

First Look: LOKI Collection from IELLO

As I read over Scott’s Filler game overview last week, I came to the realization that a lot of game-related vocabulary has crept into our everyday conversation. In addition, we tend to reference game-related terms when writing article ...
Periodic Scientific Board Game Overview

Periodic Scientific Board Game Overview

When someone picks up a game to play, the theme is usually the first thing they consider. You might get to play as a wizard, a frog, a worker who is trying to impress a king, a painter mixing colors – the options are endless. None of ...