Monthly Archives: March 2020

Cafe International Board Game Overview

Cafe International Board Game Overview

Earlier this year, I shared an article on teaching teens to tip. It’s such an important life lesson, and also an opportunity to talk about how jobs aren’t as easy as they may seem. Now that the girls are old enough to have jobs ...
Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey Overview

Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey Overview

My freshman year of high school I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington. That experience was one of the best things I have ever done in my entire life. Being able to go up and p ...
20 Thematic Board Games to Play During Your Quarantine

20 Thematic Board Games to Play During Your Quarantine

Most people expected to spend the day wearing green, drinking green beer and playing St. Patrick’s Day board games. Instead, we are all cemented in front of the TV and devices awaiting the latest COVID-19 news from the Center for Dise ...
Point Salad Card Game Overview

Point Salad Card Game Overview

Are you familiar with the term “point salad” when it comes to modern board games? It is the unofficial definition of a game that has multiple ways to score victory points. We play a lot of games that have this feature. Bora Bora ...
Thrift Treasure: Lo Shu Square Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Lo Shu Square Puzzle

By now you’ve probably become accustomed to our weekly Thrift Treasure series and the wonderful, and sometimes not-so-wonderful, games we bring home. 98% of our thrift purchases are board or card games! The other 2%? Puzzles! While we ...
Mount Rushmore Card Game Overview

Mount Rushmore Card Game Overview

As concerns surrounding the Coronavirus continue to grow, travel advisories have been going out discouraging people from attending festivals, considering a cruise and flying anywhere. While it’s generally a somber time, this is the ti ...
Dice ‘n Score Farm Game Overview

Dice ‘n Score Farm Game Overview

No matter how long we play games, there’s one theme we will always gravitate towards – the farm. Living in Iowa has given us a special appreciation for the hard work put in daily by our farmers. Whether it’s a card game li ...
Tonari Board Game Overview

Tonari Board Game Overview

It’s that time of year: Lent. I don’t talk about religion here, but that doesn’t mean I won’t talk about fish. Let’s be honest here… I just like having a reason to talk about sushi. Sushi-themed games, ma ...
What to Pack for a VRBO or Airbnb Stay

What to Pack for a VRBO or Airbnb Stay

Technology has made vacations very different than when I was a kid. I’m not talking about an article about what to pack for a cruise, surfing websites for discount airfares or using Yelp to find a restaurant. Yes, those convenien ...
The Cousins’ War Game Overview

The Cousins’ War Game Overview

In high school, I was never much of a fan of history class because it was all memorization. I had no connection to any of the subjects we were covering and it was just another thing I had to read. That changed as I got older and began doing ...