Monthly Archives: October 2021

Tanks, But No Thanks! Strategy Game Overview

Tanks, But No Thanks! Strategy Game Overview

One of the hardest parts about trying a new game is the task of wading through the instruction book. When we want to tackle a new game, we know it means someone in the group has to allocate time to learn how to play then additional time to ...
Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Thrift Treasure: Domain Game

Ever since the release of Tetris, there have always been board games utilizing polyominos. There has been somewhat of a resurgence as of late with the publication of games like Team3, Jetpack Joyride and Ubongo!. But we’ve always foun ...
First Look: Mondo Games and Collectibles

First Look: Mondo Games and Collectibles

One of the things I missed about not being able to attend conventions last year is the opportunity to learn about new products as well as new-to-me companies. Sure, I subscribe to a lot of newsletters, see things on social media and read or ...
Homebrewers Dice Game Overview

Homebrewers Dice Game Overview

I’ve lost count of how many people have said that retirement isn’t what they expected. Without a regular schedule, boredom quickly sets in. Couple that with a pandemic and you have a combination that is far less than the thought ...
Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Magic Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Magic Puzzle

In the late 70’s and early 80’s, I was fascinated by the Rubik’s Cube. So was the entire world. While I loved to impress my high school classmates with the speed at which I could solve one, I must admit this was due to my ...
Lost Cities Roll & Write Game Overview

Lost Cities Roll & Write Game Overview

With one of our offspring now away at college and the other too busy to even cross our paths, Scott and I are faced with limited options to scratch the gaming itch. We can 1) focus on 2-player games, 2) chisel out more time for gaming event ...
Coyote Card Game Overview

Coyote Card Game Overview

If you’re looking for a sign of how to determine if a game is “good” or not, consider this. When a title has been published by more than one company and has survived at least a decade or two, then the public has spoken. Pu ...
Thrift Treasure: The Last Straw Dexterity Game

Thrift Treasure: The Last Straw Dexterity Game

Our trip to the D.A.V. thrift store two weeks ago didn’t yield only puzzles like last week’s Thrift Treasure, Quiver. We also managed to find a few new-to-us games for the collection. Most were under a dollar, so even if they we ...
Sticky Cthulhu Dexterity Game Overview

Sticky Cthulhu Dexterity Game Overview

Have you ever heard the term reimplementation? It’s a very common marketing tactic for reaching a whole new segment of consumers. Think about it. You might not be interested in purchasing a chess set, but when you see one made with yo ...