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Ambiguity Word Game Overview

Ambiguity Word Game Overview

Part of the fun of writing about games is we always get to try out new types of board games, puzzles and strategy games. What makes this game even more interesting to us is our ‘connection’ with the inventor. My brother, may he ...
Thrift Treasure:  Laser Khet 2.0

Thrift Treasure: Laser Khet 2.0

Imagine the classic game of chess. But with lasers! Yes, lasers! A mix of old and new makes up our latest thrift find:  Laser Khet 2.0 We had seen this game for sale on the store shelves, but at $39.99 couldn’t justify the price not k ...
Sutakku – Gesundheit!

Sutakku – Gesundheit!

One of the great things about the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is you get to see and try out games that you won’t find in your local Walmart or Target. In 2012 we picked up a copy of an unassuming dice game called Sutakku. We did get a ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Morphology)

Pick it. Build it. Animate it. Guess it. That’s the slogan of Morphology, a new party game we had the opportunity of testing thanks to the fine folks at PlaSmart & Morphology Games. Morphology Games launched in late fall of 2009, ...
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 ...