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Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Query)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Query)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...
Thrift Treasure: IQ Link

Thrift Treasure: IQ Link

I mentioned in our last Thrift Treasure that we were enjoying a new type of game, the single-player puzzle. This week we have another to show you that is still on the shelves and is just as hard (if not harder) than any we’ve encounte ...
Keep Them Busy Past New Year’s

Keep Them Busy Past New Year’s

You have exactly 5 days left until Christmas. Panicking yet? Take a breath and realize that means you can still order something from Amazon in the next day or two and get it in time to put under the tree. But let’s take a step back in ...
So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

Last Christmas I asked for a chess set from “Santa”. Not because I’m a huge fan of the game or wanted to work on my skills, but because I remembered playing it with my dad. When I was about the same age as my girls are now ...
2014 Gift Guide: 10 Games Under $29

2014 Gift Guide: 10 Games Under $29

It’s amazing what you can learn in a year. When 2014 started out, our family played board games about once every couple of weeks. Fast-forward to today and you’ll find us hunched over a board arguing about the rules at least 3 t ...
Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag

Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag

One of the great things about attending the annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair is we get to see a huge amount of games that are newly released, haven’t been made yet or the inventor is there looking to strike a deal with a publisher. ...
Thrift Treasure: Brick by Brick

Thrift Treasure: Brick by Brick

Over the past few months we have discovered a completely different genre of game, the single-player puzzle. We’ve already told you about a company that specializes in this field and their captivating games for all ages. ThinkFun’ ...
Things You Thought You’d Never Do

Things You Thought You’d Never Do

Among the different genres of games we’ve encountered this year is one that is hard to put a name on. “Silly Games” seems too child-like and they don’t really fit into a traditional “Party Games” category ...
Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

We’ve had pretty good luck lately game hunting at our local thrift stores for our Thrift Treasure series. While we do like finding current games at deep-discount prices, we also really enjoy finding vintage issues that still play as w ...
It Takes a Village…

It Takes a Village…

Just two weeks ago I introduced you to R&R Games and their wonderful (and inexpensive) family card game, Igor. Usually we try to continually bring you different companies each week so we can all discover just how many great people are m ...