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My Return to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

Way, way back in the Spring of 1993, Nicole and I decided to save a little money on wedding programs and print them ourselves. Both of us had less than three years out of college and money was very tight. Fancy printed wedding programs was ...
Revolution of 1828 2-Player Game Overview

Revolution of 1828 2-Player Game Overview

I’ve made quite an effort to keep from being political on this site. Instead, I’ve maintained that people should set aside any differences and simply sit down and play board games. But tomorrow is a monumental election day that ...
Watergate 2-Player Game Overview

Watergate 2-Player Game Overview

Seems like every time I turn around there is another political issue making the news. Sometimes it’s one political side embroiled in scandal and the next minute it’s the other. Social media and opinionated media outlets have tur ...
No Man’s Sky Video Game Overview

No Man’s Sky Video Game Overview

As someone who left the traditional workspace to raise kids, the stay at home mandates haven’t been too different for my indoor life. The better part of my days are spend in front of the computer working on this website, doing househo ...
Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzle Overview

Dr. Livingston’s Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzle Overview

If you follow along with our Thrift Treasure series every Sunday, you already know that we’ve spent a few hours putting together puzzles lately. Last Sunday’s article shared some history of jigsaw puzzles as Scott told about a h ...
Senstroke Drum Sensor Kit Overview

Senstroke Drum Sensor Kit Overview

I started playing my first musical instrument when I joined the school orchestra in fourth grade, which was seven years ago. I picked cello, only because the person demoing it was playing the Star Wars theme. In sixth grade, I picked u ...
Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

Thrift Treasure: Molecular Visions Model Kit

The third and final thing we purchased on our trip to a Cedar Rapids Goodwill wasn’t a game at all, even though it was shelved in the same section as Apple Pop and Circulo. Our oldest daughter, Madison, is taking Chemistry this year i ...
Preparing to Attend A College Fair

Preparing to Attend A College Fair

It seems like just yesterday that I was waving as Madison boarded the bus for preschool. But it was far from yesterday… it was August 2007. So much of what we did back then was a first. I tried to start making a list of those early &# ...
Potato Pirates Card Game Overview

Potato Pirates Card Game Overview

If you haven’t heard our mantra before, we’ll say it again – “All kids should learn coding or programming.” It doesn’t matter if they are destined to be programmers, engineers or even anything that has to ...
Before There Were Stars Storytelling Game

Before There Were Stars Storytelling Game

For those who know me, I don’t have a problem talking to strangers, joining in random conversations or putting a thoughtful story on paper. Since I was young, I enjoyed the art of crafting a narrative, as long as I could do it on my o ...