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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 ...
Thrift Treasure: Noble Celts Chess

Thrift Treasure: Noble Celts Chess

All of our thrift stores are closed due to COVID-19. Fortunately we found a LOT of games and puzzles before the shutdown thanks to people who began their spring cleaning early. Jigsaw puzzles are a hot commodity right now and we’ve le ...
Knight Hanamaya Chess Puzzle Giveaway

Knight Hanamaya Chess Puzzle Giveaway

When I was in my teens, I remember my parents splurging for a really cool thematic chess set made of pewter. I had learned the basics of playing the game but never mastered it and still haven’t. But it got me started on playing games ...
Disney Mickey Chess Set Giveaway

Disney Mickey Chess Set Giveaway

Chess is a game that everyone should learn when they are kids. You don’t have to master it, but the concepts are excellent for learning to think ahead and recognizing the consequences of actions. This strategic thinking can be applied ...
Laser Chess Strategy Game Overview

Laser Chess Strategy Game Overview

It was a little over four years ago that we found a copy of Laser Khet at our local Goodwill. We had seen it for sale at local stores, but didn’t want to pay the $40 MSRP since we weren’t sure if our girls would enjoy it or not. ...
Thrift Treasure: Chinese Chess

Thrift Treasure: Chinese Chess

We usually have good luck finding games at our local Goodwill stores. And if we’re lucky enough, they haven’t overpriced them. We’ve gotten good at discovering which thrift stores price fairly and which are trying to gouge ...
Thrift Treasure: 3D Chess

Thrift Treasure: 3D Chess

There have been so many different board games issued over the years that it is pretty easy to run into ones we’ve never seen at yard sales and thrift stores. By some accounts there are well over 40,000 unique titles – and that&# ...
So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

Last Christmas I asked for a chess set from “Santa”. Not because I’m a huge fan of the game or wanted to work on my skills, but because I remembered playing it with my dad. When I was about the same age as my girls are now ...
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 ...