Monthly Archives: February 2022

Thrift Treasure: Nacho Loco Game

Thrift Treasure: Nacho Loco Game

We spent the better part of February talking about cars, thanks to our trip to the Chicago Auto Show. Our stay in the Windy City was only a couple of days and most of that time was spent dreaming about all the fancy new vehicles coming out ...
What We’re Watching: The Shrink Next Door on AppleTV+

What We’re Watching: The Shrink Next Door on AppleTV+

To say I get emotionally invested in TV show and movie characters would be an understatement. I cheer along with Ted Lasso, get jitters for Squid Game contestants and cry when a favorite Marvel character dies. But until now, I cannot think ...
Thrift Treasure: Double Trouble Game

Thrift Treasure: Double Trouble Game

Thrift stores are full of vintage roll-and-move games like Monopoly, Backgammon and Chutes and Ladders. Unless I’m looking for game parts to use in other prototypes, we typically leave these treasures for someone else to enjoy. This w ...
Mass Transit Cooperative Game Overview

Mass Transit Cooperative Game Overview

I’ve had a lot of opportunities to travel as a result of this website and I like to think I know a think or two about navigating my way around. Adapting to ridesharing serves like Uber and Lyft took a few times before I felt confident ...
Things To Do: 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Things To Do: 2022 Chicago Auto Show

The 2020 Chicago Auto Show was the last major event I attended before the world came to a grinding halt. While they got innovative and offered a summer version of the show in 2021, it conflicted with our schedule and we weren’t able t ...
Thrift Treasure: Pathfinder Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Pathfinder Abstract Game

When I think of a game named “Pathfinder”, my first thought is the popular role-playing game by Paizo. In our area it is preferred over Dungeons & Dragons when it comes to RPG’s. It even spawned a video game version a ...
Rolling Realms Roll & Write Game Overview

Rolling Realms Roll & Write Game Overview

Over the past several years, we’ve introduced you to several games from Stonemaier Games. In addition to the detailed overviews, they have other games that we enjoy as well that we haven’t written about. Charterstone is one of m ...
What We’re Watching: Archive 81 on Netflix

What We’re Watching: Archive 81 on Netflix

“I just finished (insert show name here). Anyone have any streaming recommendations?” I see a post similar to this at least twice a week on Facebook. And because everyone is streaming something these days, there are no lack of s ...
Thrift Treasure: Skippity Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Skippity Abstract Game

This isn’t the first time we’ve come across a game we’ve never seen before, only to run into it again shortly thereafter. Earlier this week we were shopping at the Goodwill closest to our house when we found Skippity by Mi ...
Mickey and Friends Food Fight Dice Game Overview

Mickey and Friends Food Fight Dice Game Overview

When we moved to California, we realized we had to make substitutions for things only available in the Midwest. One of the products we purchased was Best Foods Mayonnaise because it reminded us of the Hellmann’s we would enjoy back ho ...