Monthly Archives: July 2020

Curios Board Game Overview

Curios Board Game Overview

If you had to sum up a common feature about today’s board games, it would be the ability to make decisions that impact your success. Board games of the past like Monopoly or Sorry! depended upon the roll of dice. Your fate hinged upon ...
Thrift Treasure: Battleship Command

Thrift Treasure: Battleship Command

There have been a lot of games issued under the Battleship name. At least a dozen or two according to BoardGameGeek. Oddly, other than the original version, we don’t find too many of the variations at thrift. Maybe it’s because ...
Food Truck Champion Game Overview

Food Truck Champion Game Overview

When we lived in Los Angeles, food trucks were a daily part of life. There was one that would come to our business for lunch each day. The owner and I were on a first name basis and we would worry if he was late or missing. The food was goo ...
Metro X Rail and Write Game Overview

Metro X Rail and Write Game Overview

Trains. They’re a very common theme for board games. There are lots and lots of all different types. There are tile-laying games like Traintopia, Whistle Stop and Railroad Rivals. You can pick a dice game like Trainmaker or engag ...
Star Realms Card Game Overview

Star Realms Card Game Overview

As we’ve continued to limit our interaction with people outside of our home, I’ve found myself burying my head in games on my iPad. Each night I work on a Killer Sudoku puzzle and during the day (or if I finish the puzzle quickl ...
Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Overview

Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Overview

When Scott and I first met, I remember being super cost conscious. I’m still frugal, but at that time it was a much more serious matter because we didn’t have money to be frivolous. Heck, we barely had money for essentials. If i ...
Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

We’ve said it before, but it is probably worth repeating. As we age, we lose our advantage when playing any type of dexterity game with our kids. I used to be able to stand on one foot for what seemed like forever. Balance a cup on th ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Max Game

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Max Game

Our kids have been into games since they were both very young. We would always take them to the annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair where they would get to see new products ready to be put under a Christmas tree. They got to meet a lot of indu ...
The City Card Game Overview

The City Card Game Overview

Has anyone besides me lost track of time? As an example, I’ll be in a conversation and say something like, “We watched that last week.” or “The other day we were talking about (whatever topic).” Then Scott will ...
Chicken Time Warp Card Game Overview

Chicken Time Warp Card Game Overview

With the cancellation of all game conventions this year, it has become more and more difficult to find new and interesting games coming to market. Conventions usually host a number of grand debuts with publishers offering incentives to purc ...