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Thrift Treasure: Dragon Parade Board Game

Thrift Treasure: Dragon Parade Board Game

After seeing the last few weeks’ worth of Geekway to the West flea market finds, you’re probably a little bit jealous. I’m not kidding when I say we brought home two full tubs of games. Some of them have been duds, but the ...
Genotype Science Game Overview

Genotype Science Game Overview

As this article goes live, I’m soaking up the excitement of gamer geeks, prototypes, game debuts, convention promotions and deals at Origins Game Fair. It’s bittersweet because this is one of the places we watched Madison and Ke ...
Origins Game Fair 2022 Promos & Deals

Origins Game Fair 2022 Promos & Deals

Back in April, I shared an article about Pin Collecting and how it’s one of the things I missed about not having game conventions to attend. I show up at conventions with no more than a few pins or buttons then spend the event filling ...
Origins Game Fair 2022 Game Debuts

Origins Game Fair 2022 Game Debuts

We’re a week away from Origins Game Fair and starting to feel like we’re getting back to normal convention scheduling. But “normal” isn’t quite here yet. Everyone is still trying to balance a mix of adjusted co ...
Steamwatchers Battle Game Overview

Steamwatchers Battle Game Overview

We’ve talked before about the difference between “hobby” games and mainstream. Some people think the difference is that mainstream are available at mass market while hobby requires a trip to your local game store. Product ...
Smartphone Inc Economics Game Overview

Smartphone Inc Economics Game Overview

I’ve had multiple conversations with people over the past several years discussing the two major board game clienteles. When I say that, I’m referring to the distinction between “hobby” and “mass” gamers. ...
Pin Collecting: What I Missed About Conventions

Pin Collecting: What I Missed About Conventions

As parents, Scott and I look at a variety of opportunities for family bonding, but also like to introduce our daughters to valuable life lessons and skills. The girls were only four and two and a half years old when we took them to their fi ...
What is GAMA? Why You Should Care.

What is GAMA? Why You Should Care.

Scott and I had the pleasure of joining a handful of other members of the game media as hosted guests at GAMA Expo a couple of weeks ago. You may be asking, “What is GAMA, Nicole, and why should I care?” I’m so glad you as ...
PicTwist National Parks Edition Puzzle Game Overview

PicTwist National Parks Edition Puzzle Game Overview

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of puzzles. We’ve shared about licensed jigsaw puzzles, educational scientific puzzles, colorful puzzles, vintage round puzzles, wooden jigsaw puzzles, puzzles based on board games and even pu ...
First Look: Greeting Card Games

First Look: Greeting Card Games

It’s hard sending your child off to college. There’s so much I want to do to make her college experience better including the occasional campus visit and regularly sending cards or care packages. But I’m fully aware that t ...