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Thrift Treasure: CrossWise

Thrift Treasure: CrossWise

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that my favorite type of game is what is referred to as an “abstract game”. According to Wikipedia, this type of game is classified by the following: An abstract strategy game is ...
Aye Matey! This Game Means War!

Aye Matey! This Game Means War!

One of the very first card games I taught my daughters was “War“. If I recall correctly, the first one was “Go Fish”, but we quickly outgrew it. War was a game I played as a child against my dad and brother and is on ...
Scribblenauts Remix: Ridiculously Fun App

Scribblenauts Remix: Ridiculously Fun App

Screentime is an issue at our house (like yours too, right?). As in, we set timers and our kids (one boy, three girls, ages 10 through 6) get no more than 30 minutes of video games a day. That includes educational games, though on snow days ...
Video Demonstration: Martian Dice

Video Demonstration: Martian Dice

I had been looking for a themed dice game for a while after seeing some friends play Zombie Dice at our local game gathering. These types of games are usually pretty good value for your dollars and allow an almost unlimited number of player ...
Be Quick or Get Eaten By Sharks

Be Quick or Get Eaten By Sharks

It is a cold and snowy (blizzard-y) day at home with all the kids. When I was growing up, I loved snow days as I got to play outside in the snow and then drink hot cocoa to warm up while playing board games with my siblings all day. My kids ...
Thrift Treasure: Py Math Game

Thrift Treasure: Py Math Game

Unless you live in the same area as we do (Quad Cities IA/IL), you have probably never seen this game before. Your children may have been exposed to it if they are in California, as that is where the publisher is currently located and still ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Go! Go! Sports)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Go! Go! Sports)

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: Sleeping Queens

Thrift Treasure: Sleeping Queens

Luck has been with us lately when game-shopping at our local thrift stores. We’ve found enough 88 cent games to keep our Thrift Treasure series running for quite some time! If you haven’t started looking for great games at your ...
The Best Party Game in the World?

The Best Party Game in the World?

Yep, that’s a pretty bold claim. I mean, there’s a ton of self-described ‘party games’ out there after your hard-earned dollars. From classics like Pictionary and Charades, to modern-day offerings like Cards Against ...
Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Crazy Fun Literacy Learning

Old maid, Go Fish and Crazy 8’s….childhood staples. Card games I played as a child, and games familiar to my kids. So when I found a version called Crazy A’s by Wiggity Bang Games that I could play with my littles that would help them learn ...