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The Oregon Trail Board Game Overview

The Oregon Trail Board Game Overview

Nothing quite like Facebook to make us feel really clueless sometimes. The other day was one of those times. A friend posted about how her son had recently learned about the Donner family and their ill-fated trek from Independence, Missouri ...
10 More Marvel-Themed Board Games

10 More Marvel-Themed Board Games

  Like many people last year, we were in complete disbelief of Avengers: Infinity War and felt helpless knowing it would be a full year before we would have some kind of closure. We decided to make the most of it by playing the best Marvel- ...
Fairy Tile Story Game Overview

Fairy Tile Story Game Overview

If I had to choose what question we are most often asked, it would be something along the lines of “Can you recommend a game for my <insert age younger than 12> year old child?”. We could always take the easy route and cho ...
Citrus Tile-Laying Game Overview

Citrus Tile-Laying Game Overview

Before we moved back to Iowa from California, we decided to take a vacation to Hawaii. We knew it would be much cheaper to fly out of Los Angeles than to wait until later and have to make a connection there anyhow. We chose to stay in the N ...
Curio: The Lost Temple Game Overview

Curio: The Lost Temple Game Overview

Let’s talk for a minute about favorite game types. It’s no secret that I have a preference for abstract games and ones that are brain-burners, typically Euro games. Nicole, on the other hand, loves anything with a puzzle feature ...
Railroad Rivals Train Game Overview

Railroad Rivals Train Game Overview

In the past couple of summers, a friend and I have driven for a little over two hours to meet some other friends from St. Louis at a hotel for the weekend. No, it wasn’t one of those trips (get your minds out of the gutter). It’ ...
Passing Through Petra Game Overview

Passing Through Petra Game Overview

Something about raising kids that continues to fascinate me is how they see things through their eyes. For example, when I think of Chicago, the first things that comes to mind are the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears along with what used to ...
10 Minute Heist Game Overview

10 Minute Heist Game Overview

As of late we’ve been playing a lot of longer, more strategic games. They’ve run the gamut in theme and mechanics. From cooperative games like Pandemic: Fall of Rome to brain-burners like Lisboa, it isn’t unusual to see us ...
Dragonsgate College Game Overview

Dragonsgate College Game Overview

The topic of conversation as of late around our household has been about colleges. With our oldest beginning her junior year next autumn, she’s been instructed by the school counselors to begin tailoring her high school curriculum to ...