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Scott
Full Name: Scott Brady Website: http://www.sahmreviews.com
Info: A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.
Silicone – Best Invention Ever!

Silicone – Best Invention Ever!

I’m a huge fan of silicone. We saw it everywhere when we lived in Los Angeles and it seemed like nearly every household had sprung for the upgrade or was planning to in the near future! The price kept coming down as it became more pop ...
Taking Extra Care of Keepsakes

Taking Extra Care of Keepsakes

I lost my father in 2001. He was trying to do better, but years of smoking and general unhealthy living had taken a toll on his body. It came as a shock to us all, he was only 57. I miss him. Those that knew my dad knew he collected about e ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sharp Shooters

Thrift Treasure: Sharp Shooters

Shopping for used games at thrift stores and yard sales is a ton of fun. Almost as much fun as actually playing the games. Many times we’ve passed on a game at a good price because it was missing a piece or two, and that piece is usua ...
Build a Rail Empire in an Afternoon

Build a Rail Empire in an Afternoon

Last week we enjoyed some really nice Spring weather. On Saturday it hit the upper 70’s and it looked like Spring was finally here to stay. But as typically happens in April, showers arrived on Sunday. So much for outdoor play! This t ...
Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…

Sing Along! You…Light Up My Life…

It’s Spring! How do I know this? It’s not because of the birds chirping. Not because I see flocks of geese flying northward. Not even because we set our clocks ahead a couple weeks ago. The real sign of spring for me? Kids ridin ...
Thrift Treasure:  u-build Connect 4

Thrift Treasure: u-build Connect 4

If you haven’t figured it out by now, our family loves to play board games. We also love constructing things from sets of Legos, Lincoln Logs and K-Nex. This week’s Thrift Treasure combines both of these loves into one very enga ...
Be Quick or Be Squashed

Be Quick or Be Squashed

I get embarrassed when I have to admit it sometimes takes us a long time to publish a game review. The delays can be for a number of reasons:  Our calendar is full, there was an issue with the game, or maybe we just didn’t have much g ...
Thrift Treasure:  Spuzzle

Thrift Treasure: Spuzzle

Sometimes I am fooled by the ages listed on a game. I realize that many times the limitations are due to small pieces or mature content. I have found that usually if a game has a wide age range it is appealing to all ages. This is not the c ...
Solitaire That is a Blast to Play

Solitaire That is a Blast to Play

I was a day-one purchaser of the iPad. I couldn’t wait for it to replace my computer – I would be able to sit in front of the TV and do work at the same time. I’m sure you thought the same thing when you got your first tab ...
When You’re Right, You’re Wrong!

When You’re Right, You’re Wrong!

There are times we like to sit down for a multi-hour game session full of strategy and camaraderie. Other times we just want to grab something that doesn’t require a lot of planning to kill the time. Even better is when you have frien ...