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A Rubik’s Cube for the Rest of Us

A Rubik’s Cube for the Rest of Us

Last year at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair we met Dane Christianson of Moving Parts, LLC and his brand new product, the X-Cube. This year Dane was in attendance again and not only brought the X-Cube, but another recently-finished product. ...
2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Older Kids

2015 Gift Guide: Toys for Older Kids

The holidays are quickly creeping up on us! Whether you are juggling end-of-year projects at work or shuttling kids to and from holiday activities, busy schedules make time fly even faster. We all scurry to take care of holiday decorations ...
2015 Gift Guide: Star Wars!

2015 Gift Guide: Star Wars!

Are you as excited about the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens as we are? We grew up in the Star Wars era and remember watching the originals in the theater. Being able to give our kids the same experience at about the same age level i ...
Thrift Treasure: SwitchBack

Thrift Treasure: SwitchBack

Along with board games, you know we love puzzles. And what’s extra special is that the ones we find at thrift stores usually haven’t been solved or even attempted because the original owner was too intimidated. That’s fine ...
Miniature Golf: Indoors and Out

Miniature Golf: Indoors and Out

Every November we head to Chicago to attend the annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair held at Navy Pier. We meet up with some favorite game companies like Endless Games, Spin Master, Looney Labs and more. We also love discovering new companies ...
The Cheapest Music Lessons Around

The Cheapest Music Lessons Around

While neither Nicole nor I have any musical talent to speak of, we’ve been fortunate to be blessed with two girls who not only enjoy listening to nearly every genre of music, but also love to learn new instruments. Both have been invo ...
When Bloggers Converge, They Bash

When Bloggers Converge, They Bash

I’ve been to my share of conferences and conventions including one-day educational activities or large-scale industry specific events. Multi-day conferences specific to the blogging industry that incorporate expo aspects, private gath ...
Thrift Treasure: Horseshoe Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Horseshoe Puzzle

Taking a break from games this week to show you another 3D puzzle we picked up at our local thrift shop. Odds are pretty good that you have one of these or have at least attempted to solve one at one time or another. The Horseshoe Puzzle co ...
Thrift Treasure: Tree Puzzle

Thrift Treasure: Tree Puzzle

Along with games we also like to pick up unique puzzles for our Thrift Treasure series. Not the typical jigsaw type, but 3D versions usually made from metal, wood or plastic. This week not only will I show you a wooden one from one of the o ...
Recycle Before You Recycle

Recycle Before You Recycle

You’d have to have been living under a rock to not have heard of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or S.T.E.A.M. (A = Art) over the past decade or so. It has become an important part of education policy and curriculum c ...