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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 ...
Technology Buyer’s Remorse?

Technology Buyer’s Remorse?

With the holidays behind us, I’m certain there are parents out there beginning to lament the purchases they made. When a child receives a new console gaming system, a handheld game or a tablet, it’s pretty common to see them cas ...
Is That a Frog in Your Pocket?

Is That a Frog in Your Pocket?

We never used to be Apple freaks.  Well, maybe I was – my first computer was an Apple II+ back in the late 80’s.  But after that, it was all Microsoft products from DOS 3.1 though Windows 7.  Then I received an iPod Touch for Ch ...
Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Giveaway)

Chicago Toy and Game Fair (Giveaway)

Since moving back to the Midwest from California, I’ve wanted to attend the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, also known as ChiTAG. The event is open to the public and not only are children welcome, but also encouraged! I’ve had it on ...
From Serious to Silly: Oh, the Possibilities!

From Serious to Silly: Oh, the Possibilities!

When I think about my childhood, I remember the days I’d play with friends outside. We’d skate, bike, play Kick the Can and other games. But on nights when we had to be inside, my sister and I would sometimes do fun things with our parents. ...
Candy Land Fiesta

Candy Land Fiesta

Nowadays families are buying Nintendo’s Wii or DS, Rockband, iPods, the Xbox 360, Sony’s Playstation, and other portable media players for entertainment. Some of these gadgets, I’ve never even seen or know how to play. Maybe I’ll be that mo ...

Skateboard Fun without the Injuries

This past summer, Miss M learned to skateboard.  She’s only 7 so I was in awe… it’s something that I NEVER learned how to do.  I enjoyed skiing and ice skating, but put wheels under me and I was a mess. DH, on the other ha ...