Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Troke Castle Checkers

It’s always been amazing to me the number of “better Checkers” or “better Chess” games that have tried to make headway in the marketplace. They scream desperation and the lack of creativity. If a designer wants ...
Deep Blue Board Game Overview

Deep Blue Board Game Overview

We recently shared exciting news about game designers Daniel Skjold Pedersen & Asgar Harding Granerud starting their own company, Sidekick Games, to publish one of their latest creations, Bloom Town. The fact that they have their o ...
Funkoverse Funko Pop! Strategy Game Overview

Funkoverse Funko Pop! Strategy Game Overview

I’ve always been a collector. I probably picked up the trait from my father who shared his love for collecting stamps and coins with me from a very young age. If he could have afforded it, he would have collected cars. Instead he woul ...
Junk Orbit Board Game Overview

Junk Orbit Board Game Overview

Last month I got on my soapbox while talking about all the trash in the ocean and orbiting around our planet. Astro Trash had a unique (and plausible) solution to the problem for all that space debris – fling it into the Sun! It’ ...
Duhr: The Lesser Houses Social Game Overview

Duhr: The Lesser Houses Social Game Overview

When it comes to raising our kids, we try to find ways to open doors to conversations. Board games continue to be a good avenue for that. While a game may be dungeon-themed or we are playing games about trees, we talk about the real world s ...
Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Pente Board Game

Last week while showing off our find of Dr. Eureka at thrift, I mentioned that we pass on a lot of games that one would consider more common. If you’re ever in the market for Trivial Pursuit, Scene It or AdverTeasing, head to your loc ...
Shobu Abstract Game Overview

Shobu Abstract Game Overview

You’ve probably figured out by now that we play a lot of games as a family. There are very few game types we haven’t tried and enjoy nearly all of them. If I was asked to state my most and least favorite genres, my answer would ...
Bite Your Tongue! Card Game Overview

Bite Your Tongue! Card Game Overview

Confession time! When we got our first game that was packaged in a custom neoprene rubber case, I hated it. As I recall, my first exposure to these soft-sided containers was with Happy Salmon. Not only did it not stack on a game shelf, the ...