Articles About board games

Become a Code Master in a Weekend

Coding and programming has come so far since I took my first Basic class back in high school. At that time I was happy to write a subroutine that had the computer ‘speak’ back to me with a “Hello”. Code lines were nu ...
Is Slideways a Puzzle or a Game?

Is Slideways a Puzzle or a Game?

By now you know that we absolutely love puzzles and games. Sometimes they can be an escape from the drama of everyday life, other times we play to challenge our aging brains. No matter the reason, we have always made time to play. And with ...
Did You Know We Waged War in Canada?

Did You Know We Waged War in Canada?

I thought it might be fun to have a little history lesson today. Don’t worry, there won’t be a test afterwards! But if you were anything like me in grade school, history class was the best class for passing notes, catching up on ...
Stockpile Board Game Overview

Stockpile Board Game Overview

In June I shared a personal story about my original career dreams while I was in college. I just knew I was destined to be a stock broker and begged my parents to let me invest some of their savings when I was as young as 12. Had they liste ...
New Games From Calliope? We Got ‘Em!

New Games From Calliope? We Got ‘Em!

When I first saw Got ‘Em! in Calliope Games‘ booth at Gen Con, my first thought was it was a reissue of a Thrift Treasure we featured last year. Blockade (and later Quoridor) looked very similar – a plastic board with groo ...
Thrift Treasure: Traverse

Thrift Treasure: Traverse

While we’re on the subject of 90’s-era puzzles and games, this week we found another winner at our local Goodwill. This version of Traverse was issued in 2007 by Educational Insights, but was celebrating 20 years of the game bei ...
More to Cool Mini Besides Miniatures

More to Cool Mini Besides Miniatures

Last year our family discovered the world of miniatures-based games. There are a ton to choose from, covering nearly any theme or genre you can think of. We purchased the Star Wars: X-Wing miniatures game for our nephew for his birthday and ...
Keep Games Organized With These Ideas

Keep Games Organized With These Ideas

What’s the worst part about playing board games with the family? Setting up and cleaning up afterwards. Especially if you have games that have a lot of pieces. We’ve all been there – open up a game box only to find that th ...
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 ...
What Do Aliens, Siblings and Gems Have in Common?

What Do Aliens, Siblings and Gems Have in Common?

Up until now, SahmReviews has only covered two Kickstarter game campaigns while they were still live. One was last Summer when Wiggity Bang Games was working on their Alpha Bandits game. This past Spring Calliope Games ran a promotion that ...