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Sakura Board Game Overview

Sakura Board Game Overview

If you’re like us and play board games regularly, you know that there is a big difference between games that last 20 minutes and those that take a couple hours to complete. We enjoy both and do what most others do – play a coupl ...
Thrift Treasure: Topple Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Topple Strategy Game

This. This is why I continue to hunt for board games at our local thrift stores. It had been a while since we had stopped by our Salvation Army store because the last few times were complete busts. We know there are other collectors that sc ...
Promos & Deals at Gen Con 2018

Promos & Deals at Gen Con 2018

I know you’ve probably been busy working on your wish list from last week’s articles featuring games debuting at Gen Con. But if you’re anything like me, game promos not only improve your copy, but they make it better than ...
Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

Thrift Treasure: Finder’s Keepers

There’s one rule of thumb we violated when making this week’s Thrift Treasure purchase. Normally we’ll pass on any game that comes in the traditional long-box. Think Monopoly, Scrabble or any of the classic games we all gr ...
Games Debuting at Gen Con 2018 – Part 3

Games Debuting at Gen Con 2018 – Part 3

Welcome back! Glad to see you’ve returned to add more to your wish list. I completely feel your pain; we have the same obsession with needing to add more games to our collection. If you’ve just hopped on our bus for details on w ...
Games Debuting at Gen Con 2018 – Part 2

Games Debuting at Gen Con 2018 – Part 2

Refill that cup of caffeine we talked about yesterday because here’s the second part of our list of games debuting for sale at Gen Con. I don’t know about you, but it feels like Christmas as a kid where you take the various stor ...
Games Debuting at Gen Con 2018 – Part 1

Games Debuting at Gen Con 2018 – Part 1

Hope you have a caffeine sidekick in hand because you’re in for the first of three days worth of “Ooh, I want that.” revelations. Why? Because we’re only a couple weeks away from the mecca of board games – Gen ...
Rhein River Trade Board Game Overview

Rhein River Trade Board Game Overview

In the late 70’s and into the first part of the 80’s, my family was stationed in West Germany. I attended 4th through 7th grades and into the first quarter of my 8th grade year before we were transferred back to the States. Whil ...
The Last Spike Board Game Overview

The Last Spike Board Game Overview

There’s a genre of games that I hadn’t experienced until just a couple weeks ago. 18XX is the generic term for a series of board games that recreate the building of railroad corporations during the 19th century. The 18XX series ...
Six Board Games All About Iowa

Six Board Games All About Iowa

When designing a board game, it is natural to opt for a theme that is familiar. One of the most lucrative options over the years is to rebrand a classic game with a state, college, business or school and offer it as a fundraiser or limited ...