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Back Spin: A Puzzle Like We’ve Never Seen

Back Spin: A Puzzle Like We’ve Never Seen

I have been playing with various hand-held puzzles for as long as I can remember. I think we all had those little slide puzzles where you moved squares around until you either completed a picture or put the numbers in order. Many of mine ca ...
Pitch Car Game Overview

Pitch Car Game Overview

What exactly defines the difference between a toy and a game. In my mind a toy is something usually played solitaire – maybe building something with bricks or using during imaginative play. Toys don’t usually pit participants ag ...
2016 Gift Guide: Outdoor Activities

2016 Gift Guide: Outdoor Activities

Get out. No, really. Set the device down. Step away from the mouse. Go outside. It’s good for you. Waaaaiiiittttt! Put that on pause until you finish reading this! Whether you are like us (anxiously awaiting spring) or live in a warme ...
2016 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

2016 Gift Guide: Toys for Younger Kids

With one teenage daughter and another a year behind, we see toys and games differently than we used to. No longer are we buying stuff for little girls, but they do still have an interest in building sets, dolls and stuffed animals. Who am I ...
2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

2016 Gift Guide: S.T.E.M Toys & Games

You know how we feel about the importance of making education more entertaining. Games can be used to explain various educational principles so earlier this year we put together a list of games that can be used for teaching science, history ...
2016 Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

2016 Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

We love candy. Who doesn’t? But when it comes to the holidays, it’s always more fun to get some pint-sized gifts in our stockings. That special little nugget of fun that is mixed among the candy and fruit. (Yes, we like it when ...
Keeping Level-Headed with Balance Beans

Keeping Level-Headed with Balance Beans

My girls are finally both out of elementary school and have moved on to Jr. High. The biggest thing they miss is recess. Having 20 minutes a day to go outside and break up the day is something we all wish we could still do. But playgrounds ...
Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Blogger Bash Delivered Big on Day 1!

Everyone has expectations. Whether it’s that much-anticipated and highly-publicized movie, a toy or game from an established designer, a random meal at a new restaurant or even a family trip, we all set a bar somewhere and are either overjo ...

Finding Our Way Through the Circuit Maze

I have an admission to make. I goofed. A couple years ago I purchased a couple different sets of Electronic Snap Circuits from Amazon as Christmas gifts from Santa for our girls. My intentions were good: both of our daughters had shown a pr ...
LEGO on Netflix: More Than Just Bricks

LEGO on Netflix: More Than Just Bricks

Are you familiar with the retro Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials that coined the famous “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” and “You got peanut butter on my chocolate!” phrases? The merging of tw ...