Monthly Archives: May 2020

Thrift Treasure: Bent Outta Shape Game

Thrift Treasure: Bent Outta Shape Game

This week marks a milestone in our quarantined life. We were able to go out to our local Goodwill and actually found a game for sale we didn’t already own! It’s been at least two months of our thrift stores being closed and I ho ...
Star Trek Card Games: Chrono-Trek and DS9 Fluxx

Star Trek Card Games: Chrono-Trek and DS9 Fluxx

I really need to be more attentive at making sure my kids are ready to enter the real world. I’ve given advice on how to drive, made a point of teaching teens how to tip and helped prepare for a college fair. We have been pretty ...
Skulk Hollow 2-Player Game Overview

Skulk Hollow 2-Player Game Overview

Just yesterday I was commenting about how some games remind us of others. Comparisons are natural and many times the game that was inspired by something previous ends up being the better of the two. Passtally reminded us a lot of Tsuro just ...
Passtally Abstract Game Overview

Passtally Abstract Game Overview

Many times when we play a game, it reminds us of another title we’ve enjoyed. One can’t help but wonder if the designer used it as an inspiration when creating their version. Before you exclaim, “Hey, that’s stealing ...
Kodama 3D Abstract Strategy Game Overview

Kodama 3D Abstract Strategy Game Overview

If you’ve ever heard of Laverne and Shirley or Mork and Mindy, you are witness to one of the most common practices in television marketing: spin-offs. More current examples would be Mixed-ish and Grown-ish, a couple shows in ABC’ ...
Lest We Forget the Meaning of Memorial Day

Lest We Forget the Meaning of Memorial Day

Last year at this time I was lamenting how busy our schedule is at this time of year. In the same breath, I was commenting on how much I appreciate some of the unique opportunities the girls have. Each year, the freshmen band participates i ...
Thrift Treasure: Out of Sight Game

Thrift Treasure: Out of Sight Game

By the time this article is published, Goodwill stores across our state will have opened. I can almost guarantee I haven’t taken the risk of shopping in the crowds that will no doubt be there the first few days. Our Goodwill didn̵ ...
Watergate 2-Player Game Overview

Watergate 2-Player Game Overview

Seems like every time I turn around there is another political issue making the news. Sometimes it’s one political side embroiled in scandal and the next minute it’s the other. Social media and opinionated media outlets have tur ...
No Man’s Sky Video Game Overview

No Man’s Sky Video Game Overview

As someone who left the traditional workspace to raise kids, the stay at home mandates haven’t been too different for my indoor life. The better part of my days are spend in front of the computer working on this website, doing househo ...
Heist: One Team One Mission Cooperative Game Overview

Heist: One Team One Mission Cooperative Game Overview

Last week we set out as detectives to solve mysteries in Chronicles of Crime. Searching crime scenes, examining clues and interrogating suspects were a few of the things we tackled as we attempted to close the cases. While we thoroughly enj ...