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Thrift Treasure:  Zenith Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Zenith Strategy Game

Once again $1.38 was the magical price for a thrift shop gem and this one will remain in our game library for quite a while. It isn’t often you find a game with 116 WOODEN pieces (not plastic, actual wood!). From the same people that ...
Thrift Treasure:  Tetris Link

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Link

You never know what you’ll find during a trip to your local thrift store. Thanks to changing popular culture and the success of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” song, buying things second-hand doesn’t have as much of ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Settlers of Catan)

One of the big draws of the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair was the inclusion of a game tournament for “Settlers of Catan”.  Hosted by Mayfair Games and billed as a “Settlers of Catan Worldwide Championship (CWC) USA Pre- ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Marusenko Sphere)

We LOVE puzzle games.  My brother and I grew up in the era of Rubik’s Cube and we both have always enjoyed trying out harder and harder ones.  At the Chicago Toy & Game Expo this year I came across something I had never seen befor ...
HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Drop Shot)

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Drop Shot)

Right at the front of the expo hall you couldn’t help but run into the large display from PlaSmart. We even had the opportunity to interview the inventor of their featured game “Squashed”, Nick Metzler. Also on display was ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Spot It!)

We’ve all played some type of card-matching game with our kids.  CSE Games showed a modified version of this classic with their new “Spot It!” series of card games.  They recently obtained NHL licensing and will undoubtedl ...
HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Oversight)

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Oversight)

Returning to the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair was Griddly Games, makers of Oversight, Wise Alec, Words of the Wise and many others.  Last year we received an autographed copy of Oversight directly from the President and Founder, Reisa S ...
All Retro. Even Cereal and Games.

All Retro. Even Cereal and Games.

Every so often, I find the need to explain something “Obvious” to my kids. When I say “obvious” that refers to MY impression of it. Unfortunately, it’s a sign of my age and nothing more. To me, “dialing&# ...
Oh, The App-ortunities.

Oh, The App-ortunities.

Back in the day, family game night meant sitting around the kitchen table playing a board game or a marathon session of cards. We would play Monopoly, Life, Winning Ticket, Go For Broke, Risk, Hearts, Spades, Spoons, Crazy 8s and the list w ...