Games on SahmReviews

Thrift Treasure:  Sumoku

Thrift Treasure: Sumoku

I got hooked on Sudoku puzzles when they became all the rage a decade or so ago. From time to time I still play a couple of free apps on my iPad to keep myself sharp. No easy puzzles for me, I go straight to the hard or ‘impossible ...
Shortest Distance Between Two Points?

Shortest Distance Between Two Points?

Last month we published our Semi-Annual Top 5 Games list and asked for opinions about other games you’d like to see featured on SAHM Reviews. The very first comment was for a game we weren’t familiar with, Crossways, but we were ...
Thrift Treasure:  Blockade

Thrift Treasure: Blockade

We regularly find games at our local thrift stores that are no longer available at the retail level. Either the game wasn’t good, the publisher went under or it just doesn’t live up to current trends. This week’s Thrift Tr ...
Controlling the Land and the Sea

Controlling the Land and the Sea

Back in April we featured Boxcars from Rio Grande Games and told you how much we thoroughly enjoyed it. For our family it was the perfect mix of strategy and luck, and the inclusion of recognizable train lines that we regularly see pass thr ...
12 Frogs + 1 Person = Hopping Fun

12 Frogs + 1 Person = Hopping Fun

Do you remember those triangle peg board games where you jump pegs trying to get down to just one? I know our family had one and at least one of our favorite restaurants had them on the table to entertain you while they eventually got aroun ...
A Maniacal Card Matching Game

A Maniacal Card Matching Game

There are some games that we’re too old for. I can accept it when it is a game designed for toddlers or targeted towards the Nickelodeon crowd. But Loonacy, the card matching game from Looney Labs, made me realize just how slow my rea ...
Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

Have you seen all the games we’ve previewed in the last six months?  I thought not. Shame on you. Luckily I’ve put the best of the best (best of the mediocre?) here in one post so you don’t have to wade through all of them ...
Polygon Will Put a Hex on You (Get it?)

Polygon Will Put a Hex on You (Get it?)

When a game bills itself as “The First of its Kind Strategy Game”, it is a pretty bold statement. I mean board games have been around for a couple thousand years at least, so it is hard to imagine a game that hasn’t been t ...
Thrift Treasure:  Relic Raiders

Thrift Treasure: Relic Raiders

Most of the treasures we have demonstrated on SahmReviews are flat and two-dimensional. This week’s Thrift Treasure literally takes board games to a new level by featuring a pop-up playing field. The good people at Goodwill know a uni ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sharp Shooters

Thrift Treasure: Sharp Shooters

Shopping for used games at thrift stores and yard sales is a ton of fun. Almost as much fun as actually playing the games. Many times we’ve passed on a game at a good price because it was missing a piece or two, and that piece is usua ...