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Witches of the Revolution Game Overview

Witches of the Revolution Game Overview

There are many reasons someone buys a game. They hear it is fun from a friend (or an awesome website), they may have previously enjoyed another game that uses a similar mechanic or maybe they just love the theme. With the coming of the new ...
Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Thrift Treasure: Yali Abstract Game

Last week I was softly complaining about games that are nothing more than a remake of a classic title and only adding a minor tweak or two to try to make it a better game. My example was Make 7, a knockoff of Connect 4 with a math element. ...
Mattel Makes More Than Just Barbie

Mattel Makes More Than Just Barbie

If we mention the name Mattel, what do you think of? Is it the ever-current line of Barbie dolls? Maybe you’re a fan of collecting Hot Wheels. Or you have a daughter that is a huge fan of American Girl, Monster High or Ever After High ...
Papa Paolo Board Game Overview

Papa Paolo Board Game Overview

With one major holiday under our belt and the other around the corner, you’ve probably had your fill of dressing up for fancy dinners and noshing on hors d’oeuvres. The next thing we’ll see is a shift in conversations towa ...
Inside and Out With the BenQ Projector

Inside and Out With the BenQ Projector

Let’s talk a bit about what you got for Christmas. Hopefully by now all the presents are unwrapped and Christmas lists are fulfilled. We’re happy to announce that only one thing will be headed back to the store – a super-s ...
Gekido: Bot Battles Game Overview

Gekido: Bot Battles Game Overview

I think we are all guilty of enjoying something on television that has no redeeming value. Whether it’s a sitcom, drama, soap opera or reality show, they provide enough entertainment to warrant watching. There is usually zero educatio ...
New Year’s Countdown Ideas for Kids

New Year’s Countdown Ideas for Kids

With Christmas in the rear view mirror, we can now concentrate on celebrations for ringing in the new year. I’m at an age where staying up until midnight can sometimes be a challenge and the girls are at an age where staying up until ...
Thrift Treasure: Make 7 Game

Thrift Treasure: Make 7 Game

It isn’t uncommon for a board game to borrow an idea from another game. Game mechanics aren’t something that can be copyrighted or patented, so that’s why you see so many variations of Yahtzee, Hearts and even Chess. Every ...
Fast Food Fear Card Game Overview

Fast Food Fear Card Game Overview

Like many of you, my very first job was in fast food. If I recall correctly, I began working when I was 15 as Illinois had a special wage for those younger than sixteen. I think my hourly pay was $2.85 and then upped to the minimum wage of ...
Utter Nonsense Card Game Overview

Utter Nonsense Card Game Overview

Something we don’t get to play often any more are party games. Not because we don’t want to, but because the current trend is towards games that push the envelope with content. I think you can blame the success of Cards Against ...