Monthly Archives: March 2022

What is GAMA? Why You Should Care.

What is GAMA? Why You Should Care.

Scott and I had the pleasure of joining a handful of other members of the game media as hosted guests at GAMA Expo a couple of weeks ago. You may be asking, “What is GAMA, Nicole, and why should I care?” I’m so glad you as ...
Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

Thrift Treasure: Goat Yoga Game

This week’s Thrift Treasure find is something a little different. Typically, when we search for games at thrift, we’re looking for traditional competitive, cooperative or puzzle challenges. Goat Yoga doesn’t really fit int ...
What We’re Watching: Severance on AppleTV+

What We’re Watching: Severance on AppleTV+

Boy, I must be losing my touch. I’ve always been pretty good at figuring out what’s happening in TV shows and movies, but Archive 81 really tripped me up. I thought it was just a fluke because it was so unique, but nope. Scott and I started ...
Thrift Treasure: Grand Master Mind Game

Thrift Treasure: Grand Master Mind Game

One of my favorite games when I was in middle school was Mastermind. That’s the game where one player creates a sequence of four pegs in any or all of four colors. The other player will then guess by placing four pegs on the track. Th ...
PicTwist National Parks Edition Puzzle Game Overview

PicTwist National Parks Edition Puzzle Game Overview

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of puzzles. We’ve shared about licensed jigsaw puzzles, educational scientific puzzles, colorful puzzles, vintage round puzzles, wooden jigsaw puzzles, puzzles based on board games and even pu ...
Thrift Treasure: Animal Upon Animal Card Game

Thrift Treasure: Animal Upon Animal Card Game

According to BoardGameGeek, the original Animal Upon Animal game from 2005 is in the top 20 of all children’s games of all time. Even though originally designed for kids, I must admit it is one of our favorite dexterity games. In it, ...
First Look: Greeting Card Games

First Look: Greeting Card Games

It’s hard sending your child off to college. There’s so much I want to do to make her college experience better including the occasional campus visit and regularly sending cards or care packages. But I’m fully aware that t ...
Thrift Treasure: Even Steven’s Odd! Game

Thrift Treasure: Even Steven’s Odd! Game

Exactly a month ago we found the game of Skippity at our local Goodwill. Then ran into another copy a few days later in Iowa City when we were visiting our oldest daughter at college. It wasn’t the first time we’d encountered a ...
The Night Cage Cooperative Game Overview

The Night Cage Cooperative Game Overview

We read hundreds of rule books. Some are one page long while others look like a novel. Some are written thematically to the game while others are filled with jokes and humor. Games can seem overwhelming but as we explained in our Enchanters ...