Monthly Archives: June 2020

Wordsmith Word Game Overview

Wordsmith Word Game Overview

With so many families discussing the possibility of online learning resuming in the fall, I am seeing a lot of conversations about games for homeschooling. There are so many opportunities to work school subjects into game night that it make ...
The Pirate’s Flag Game Overview

The Pirate’s Flag Game Overview

Do you remember back to the days of playing capture the flag or flag football as a kid? I remember the joy of being the first one to get the flag knowing well that I wouldn’t likely hold onto it very long. It didn’t matter how t ...
Making Hues and Cues Inspired Artwork

Making Hues and Cues Inspired Artwork

It’s a huge understatement to say that our entire family is proud of how well our board game, Hues and Cues, is being accepted. We constantly see people sharing photographs on social media and have watched countless live streams. Many ...
BarBEARian Battlegrounds Dice Game Overview

BarBEARian Battlegrounds Dice Game Overview

We’ve played plenty of battle games over the years. While the mechanisms change from game to game, thematically they are all pretty similar. You’re battling for power, land or prestige. I think I’m safe in saying that most ...
Thrift Treasure: Inside Moves Game

Thrift Treasure: Inside Moves Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure feature comes with a bit of a story. We found this copy of Inside Moves by Parker Brothers sometime last fall. It was only a couple bucks and I could have sworn I checked for all of the pieces to be in ...
The Crew Cooperative Game Overview

The Crew Cooperative Game Overview

Science and space exploration have made immense strides in my lifetime. Many have been positive while some have been somber. My list of memories relating to these topics is extensive, but here ones that left the biggest mark on me. I rememb ...
Traintopia Tile-Laying Game Overview

Traintopia Tile-Laying Game Overview

We have a very good friend who is a regular part of our gaming circle. If you ask her what her favorite type of game is, she would not reply with a mechanic like dice-rolling, abstract or engine-building. She would proudly exclaim that she ...
Everdell Board Game Overview

Everdell Board Game Overview

Remember how excited I was a couple weeks ago when my game grew off the table in Kodama 3D? We enjoyed the nature experience and decided to continue the theme with more games. We finally decided to start returning to some sense of normalcy ...
Fireworks Pattern Building Game Overview

Fireworks Pattern Building Game Overview

Well, it was bound to happen. We got news last week that our Independence Day plans have been cancelled. The band directors at school notified the kids they wouldn’t be marching in the Fourth of July parade this year. We also heard on ...
The Table is Lava Dexterity Game Overview

The Table is Lava Dexterity Game Overview

There are many things that I’m sad about with the current social distancing and cancellation of event after event. Missed opportunities for our kids. Yes, it’s somber that not only school, but extra curricular activities such as ...