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Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Leslie Scott)

This past weekend was our annual trip to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. On Friday night at the Tagie Awards, I had the opportunity to sit with Leslie Scott, inventor of Jenga and her family.They are so charming and I had a wonderful time ch ...
Flip-Pix! Card Game Overview

Flip-Pix! Card Game Overview

By now you’re thoroughly in the middle of Christmas shopping and hopefully utilizing some suggestions from our various Holiday Gift Guides. Many of the items have in-depth analysis and commentary and are linked to directly in the list ...
Catan 25th Anniversary Edition Game Overview

Catan 25th Anniversary Edition Game Overview

Over the past several years, I’ve noticed that board games are mentioned quite often in modern television shows like The Big Bang Theory, Parks & Rec and South Park. While many shows still depict the standard Yahtzee, Risk, Monopo ...
The Mind Extreme Card Game Overview

The Mind Extreme Card Game Overview

Confession time. I’m one of the very few board game fans that have never played a copy of The Mind by Pandasaurus Games. As you probably know, in 2018/2019 it was THE new card game to play. It was a nominee for the highest award a gam ...
Thrift Treasure: Chop Stix Stacking Game

Thrift Treasure: Chop Stix Stacking Game

The majority of used games we purchase are found at local thrift stores and yard sales. But we’ve been known to acquire games at conventions and auctions when the price is right. This week’s Thrift Treasure comes to us via that ...
Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Colormatch Game

Thrift Treasure: Rubik’s Colormatch Game

I’m sure I don’t need to remind you about how much I am a fan of the Rubik’s Cube. I could solve it in middle school in the late 70’s, solidifying my nerd-dom for the next few years. We’re also huge fans of the ...
New ABC Reality Show is ToyRific: #TheToyBox

New ABC Reality Show is ToyRific: #TheToyBox

You know how we feel about games and toys. It’s important that life include play, no matter what your age. It exercises the mind and body while providing opportunities to bond with family members. We’ve been involved in the indu ...
Fantasy Sports Meets Fantasy Games

Fantasy Sports Meets Fantasy Games

Have you ever played a game by CSE Games? If you’ve ever had the opportunity of playing one of the variations of Spot It, then you have. Back in 2013 we met them at ChiTaG and received demonstrations of Grid Stones and NHL Fast Track, ...
Patchwork Game Overview

Patchwork Game Overview

“This is my current favorite 2-player game.” That’s what I was told when I asked my friend Doug about a game he was playing at our local game store. Patchwork didn’t seem to be the normal theme he would enj ...