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Topiary Strategy Game Overview

Topiary Strategy Game Overview

One thing I don’t really miss about living in California is the amount of yard work we had to do at our house. Granted, the lots were smaller than here in the Midwest, but the expectation of quality was much higher. Most neighborhoods ...
Zendo Logic Game Overview

Zendo Logic Game Overview

It isn’t very often that I have difficulty classifying a game. Usually they fit nicely into certain categories. Card games, board games, abstracts, dexterity… There are dozens of well-defined descriptions we use to describe the ...
Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

Thrift Treasure: Battle of the Pyramids

It’s funny how things tend to line up. I’ve been on a roll at finding abstract games at our local Goodwill, which is a great thing since they’re probably my favorite type of game. My oldest daughter is currently studying a ...
Flying Kiwis Dexterity Game Overview

Flying Kiwis Dexterity Game Overview

It’s time for a serious game-related discussion. This one involves three different factors: kids, cheating and flying fruit. Let’s start with the “kids” and “cheating” portions because those are intertwin ...
Dicey Peaks Dice Game Overview

Dicey Peaks Dice Game Overview

Usually you can count on Nicole writing about some types of games while I take on the others. We’ve developed our own niche based upon games we prefer. She prefers games with a lot of dice and is drawn to cooperative titles, while I l ...
Movies’ Lowest Paid Actors

Movies’ Lowest Paid Actors

On Tuesday I told you about some of the recent trends at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. I had planned to tell you about another trend I spotted but decided it deserved a post on its own. Movies. That’s right. Movies were an unexpected tr ...
Ore-Some Board Game Overview

Ore-Some Board Game Overview

If there’s one thing about board games that I despise, it’s the setup. Some games just take too long to organize all the pieces, money and parts before you can play.  Today’s euro games can have hundreds of pieces, so plas ...
What to Expect at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

What to Expect at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

This past Saturday the Chicago Auto Show opened to the public for the 2018 event. I was on site February 7th, 8th and 9th as a guest of Nissan, the media sponsor for the show. For two and a half very busy days, I was able to check out sever ...
Saved by the Bell Board Game Overview

Saved by the Bell Board Game Overview

When I wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning, I don’t think I’ll ever make it on time. By the time I grab my books and I give myself a look, I’m at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by. It’ ...
Thrift Treasure: Exit

Thrift Treasure: Exit

Last week’s Thrift Treasure, Leverage by Milton Bradley, had a board that tilted when pieces were moved across the play area. You wanted the board to either remain balanced or tilted towards your opponent. But other than moving your p ...