Games on SahmReviews

There’s a New Type of Game in Town

There’s a New Type of Game in Town

For nearly 10 years SahmReviews.com has written about over 1,000 products and services we use on a regular basis. A number of years ago, as our girls got older and graduated from Chutes and Ladders to more advanced games, we began exploring ...
Thrift Treasure: Abalone

Thrift Treasure: Abalone

Our 2-player kick continues right on into this week’s thrift store find, Abalone by FoxMind. After playing a few rounds of Pagoda and losing handily to our youngest daughter playing Pylos, I was ready to tackle this game that has been ...
A Chinese Pagoda for Game Night

A Chinese Pagoda for Game Night

I don’t know about your household, but it’s been crazy around ours this holiday season. Between finding activities for the kids to do during their vacation, travelling to see family and trying to find time to relax and play a fe ...
Pylos Almost Completes the Set

Pylos Almost Completes the Set

I can’t believe it’s already been over 2 1/2 years since I found a copy of Quits at our local thrift store. Included in the box was advertising for other Gigamic wooden games that I knew I’d be keeping an eye out for. Sure ...
Playing Games with a Big Potato

Playing Games with a Big Potato

Back in the day, I was allowed to show my face at the girls’ school without embarrassing them. The district’s policy was that until your child started 4th grade, you were allowed to volunteer in their classroom as often as the t ...
Thrift Treasure: Baby Bird Game

Thrift Treasure: Baby Bird Game

Normally when we’re out shopping for board games from our local thrift stores, we pass on titles targeted towards a younger crowd. Not that they aren’t quality games, but our youngest is now twelve and neither daughter has much ...
What Do Gambling Pandas Play? Pandante!

What Do Gambling Pandas Play? Pandante!

Over a decade ago when we lived in California, one of my clients was the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. We made their room key cards and being a loyal supplier, I would almost always stay at their facility when we spent a weekend in town. I got ...
Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

We have said time and time again that games are more than just about killing time with family and friends. In addition to quality time and bonding, games are ideal for teaching all kinds of concepts. Last month we were invited on Paula Sand ...
Are You Prepared for the New Alien Movie?

Are You Prepared for the New Alien Movie?

I still remember the first R-rated movie I saw in the theaters. While my friends were bragging about getting to see Porky’s on the big screen, I went a different route. I was only 11 when the original Alien movie was released, but in ...
There’s a Bit of Bull in this Game

There’s a Bit of Bull in this Game

For the past few years there’s been a major shift in the way board games are introduced to the marketplace. Like many other items, you used to have to have a business plan, capital and an appetite for risk taking. If you had a game yo ...