Monthly Archives: August 2020

Pendulum Board Game Overview

Pendulum Board Game Overview

You know how they say there are some wines that get better with age? And that some foods need to be tried multiple times before you acquire a taste for it. Well, the same applies to board games. Some are awesome right out of the box. The fi ...
Thrift Treasure: Hike Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Hike Card Game

When we lived in California, one of the things we like to do on the weekends was head into the foothills and hike a trail. Most of them were well-worn and marked for safety. Our favorite was one that ended at a stunning waterfall and pool. ...
Faerie Chess Board Game Overview

Faerie Chess Board Game Overview

When my daughters were old enough to progress beyond standard board games like Checkers or Candyland, one of my first purchases was a deluxe chess set. I wanted to teach them how to play the centuries-old strategy game and have their experi ...
Neom City-Building Game Overview

Neom City-Building Game Overview

Last weekend one of our friends celebrated his 50th birthday. Pandemic or not, his choice for how to spend his birthday was to join us to play board games. We encouraged him to let us know which games he wanted to play and that’s what ...
The Perfect State Fair Lemonade Recipe

The Perfect State Fair Lemonade Recipe

Another thing we’ve really missed going to this year is the various state and county fairs across our region. From the famous Iowa State Fair to our local Scott County Fair, every single one has been cancelled. Some of them tried to c ...
Dungeon Drop Game Overview

Dungeon Drop Game Overview

Broken record. That’s what I feel like sometimes. I say the same things over and over again to my kids to reinforce and remind them of a little bit of everything. Here on the website you may see me often repeat myself as well and it i ...
Thrift Treasure: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Thrift Treasure: Wentworth Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Since we have more inside time due to the ongoing pandemic, it has changed what we look for when out thrifting. Usually we’d only search for interesting games not in our collection. As of late we’ve been doing more jigsaw puzzle ...
Vintage Racers Game Overview

Vintage Racers Game Overview

There are some game genres we seem to have a lot of in our collection. Because abstract games rank high on our list, we own quite a few in addition to creating our own (Gekitai). We’ve never met a game by Stefan Feld that we didn̵ ...
Pumpkin Pie with Cheerios Crust Recipe

Pumpkin Pie with Cheerios Crust Recipe

The pandemic has really thrown us a curve ball. Our summer was supposed to be filled with trips to game conventions where Hues and Cues would be promoted mixed with college visits for Madison to make an informed choice on college. Instead, ...
Encore! Roll and Write Game Overview

Encore! Roll and Write Game Overview

While the United States can claim to be home to many amazing game designers, the game community in Europe is very robust. It’s not uncommon for a game publisher to license an entire line of products from someone in another country. If ...