Monthly Archives: June 2021

Ubongo 3D Puzzle Game Overview

Ubongo 3D Puzzle Game Overview

In my Red Rising game overview, I confessed that we don’t get to play games as often as I would like. During our gaming retreat, there was an an assortment of genres being played including some games that took hours and others measure ...
Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

Thrift Treasure: Anagrams Word Game

One game we see at thrift all the time is Anagrams. That should come as no surprise since it was originally published over 110 years ago – 1910 to be exact. In the past century, several publishers have issued versions of Anagrams. Som ...
Red Rising Card Game Overview

Red Rising Card Game Overview

Have I mentioned a few times lately that the girls have been ridiculously busy. Between Kennedy’s new job at Starbucks and planning a graduation party with Madison, we really haven’t had a lot of time to sit down and play games. ...
Cloud City City-Building Game Overview

Cloud City City-Building Game Overview

It is my hope that by now we’ve impressed upon you the fact that not all games of a particular type are the same. There are a multitude of different games that may fall into the same category but that doesn’t mean you’ll h ...
Thrift Treasure: Hurry Up Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: Hurry Up Dexterity Game

Don’t you agree the 1960’s and 1970’s had a ton of unique and interesting games? Whether known classics like Hoopla or Battling Tops, or something a little scarcer like Knockout, publishers certainly put a lot of effort in ...
Hide ‘n Cheek Family Game Overview

Hide ‘n Cheek Family Game Overview

After a long night of playing games that challenge the mind, we usually like to end things with something a little silly. While we love thinky games like Alan’s Adventureland, Old West Empresario and Lost Ruins of Arnak, sometimes we ...
New Pokémon Snap Video Game for Nintendo Switch

New Pokémon Snap Video Game for Nintendo Switch

Right about 10 years ago today, I played my first Pokémon game, Pokémon Platinum. I was only 8 years old and the Nintendo DS was my first gaming system. Pokémon Platinum is the third game in the Diamond/Pearl/Platinum series, and takes plac ...
Thrift Treasure: Sum Fun! Educational Game

Thrift Treasure: Sum Fun! Educational Game

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does it is exciting. This is the third or fourth time we’ve found a vintage game at thrift which wasn’t in the BoardGameGeek database. Often it is a regional release like Py or educatio ...
Tips for Renewing Your Passport

Tips for Renewing Your Passport

Since the girls were babies, we have paid the fees to keep their passports active. It ensures we are ready to take a family cruise, visit beautiful places like Turks & Caicos or even be able to cross over into Canada while visiting ...
Keepers of the Questar Deduction Game Overview

Keepers of the Questar Deduction Game Overview

Thinking back to my youth, there are a number of games that stand out in my memory. We played a lot of cards including Spades, Hearts and Euchre. I remember my parents teaching me Pinochle and it was where I honed the card-counting skills t ...