Articles About board games

I Don’t Need a Reason to Play This Game

I Don’t Need a Reason to Play This Game

Again I get to gush about how I enjoy abstract games. Those themeless games like Go and Checkers that pit players against each other in an even match. Last week I found a new one that used a round board and adopted many of the same mechanic ...
The Universe in a Pizza Box

The Universe in a Pizza Box

On Wednesday I introduced you to Planetary Strike, a self-published game that came in a small pizza box. It turned out to be a pretty good abstract game that would probably have cost a lot more had it been published in the traditional manne ...
Can Good Games Come in Pizza Boxes?

Can Good Games Come in Pizza Boxes?

Sunday’s Thrift Treasure was about Wandering Words, a game self-published and distributed back in the 80’s. I have to admire anyone who takes the risk of shelling out for a run of games and then trying to recoup the cost and mak ...
Mega Giveaway Day 29 – The Grizzled Game

Mega Giveaway Day 29 – The Grizzled Game

Did anyone notice the new photo? As we prepare for Day 29 of our holiday giveaway promotion, we are excited to announce that we’ve upped the anti to 49 days instead of 44! Why? Because we had MORE than 44 days of giveaways thanks to a ...

A Trivia Game for the iPad Generation

If you’re a regular reader of our game articles, you might have noticed there is one type of game we usually avoid. We’ve had plenty of strategy, abstract, puzzle and card games, but absolutely nothing from one of the most succe ...
2015 Gift Guide: Games under $29

2015 Gift Guide: Games under $29

Over the past several weeks, we’ve provided you with several gift ideas for various individuals on your list. Today’s guide featuring Games Under $29 is our final guide of the season. A few of these games are targeted toward a m ...
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, ...
2015 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 2

2015 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 2

We kicked off our holiday gift guide series a few weeks ago with a list of games for the family. We feel so strongly about the importance of games in families that our list was too long for just one guide. We appropriately named that list F ...
2015 Gift Guide: Must-Have Hobby Games

2015 Gift Guide: Must-Have Hobby Games

There’s no denying that at some point we all want a little more. I’m not talking about money (although that sure would be nice). I’m referring to a bit more challenge in our games. We graduate beyond Monopoly and Aggravati ...
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 ...