Articles About board games

Games Don’t Have to be Pretty to be Fun

Games Don’t Have to be Pretty to be Fun

There are a few ways that games come to market. There’s the traditional idea of selling your game to one of the very large publishers (Hasbro, Milton Bradley, etc.). You’ll also hear a lot about Kickstarter, where 100’s of ...
A Visit to the Big House (Casa Grande)

A Visit to the Big House (Casa Grande)

It may look like it, but this isn’t a new type of Lego or K’Nex building set. It’s a popular board game by Ravensburger that I’m sure you haven’t played yet. At first it looked like it was going to somehow be r ...
It Was a Good Night to Die

It Was a Good Night to Die

As of late we’ve been playing a lot more cooperative games. These types of games build teamwork skills and require solid social interaction – perfect lessons for our two pre-teens. We’ve killed zombies and rescued people f ...
Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

Semi-Annual Top 5 Games Roundup

How did we decide which were the best? We didn’t! Cost, replayability, quality of construction and timelessness all play into our decision of whether or not to feature them here on SahmReviews. This list is derived from all the games ...
Click Clack Lumberjack Dexterity Game Overview

Click Clack Lumberjack Dexterity Game Overview

In preparation for our 4-day excursion to Gen Con in Indianapolis, we and our friends had many (MANY) discussions both in-person and online about events, new game releases and anticipated game purchases. One of our friends who has two boys ...
Flash Point: Fire Rescue Cooperative Game Overview

Flash Point: Fire Rescue Cooperative Game Overview

All of the games that I learned as a child there was always a winner and a loser. Flash Point: Fire Rescue from Indie Boards & Cards is a title where all the participants can lose and the winner could be the game itself! It is a relativ ...
Thrift Treasure: Clash

Thrift Treasure: Clash

It was a time of calculator watches and pre-internet personal computers. Ah, the 80’s – there will never be a greater decade. Ironic that during a time of transition from board games to computer games, companies like Pressman we ...
Why Don’t Pirates Go to Strip Clubs?

Why Don’t Pirates Go to Strip Clubs?

Because they already have all the booty… (I’ll be here all night. Please tip your waiter.) There are some trends in gaming that seem to persist while others come and go. We’re on the tail end of the “Zombie” cr ...
Expedition: Famous Explorers Game Overview

Expedition: Famous Explorers Game Overview

We’re always pushing our girls to test themselves with new strategy games, hoping they’ll sharpen their minds and critical thinking. They have had great success against both us and other adults during our weekly game nights at a ...
Tsuro Tile-Laying Game Overview

Tsuro Tile-Laying Game Overview

If you haven’t figured it out, we play a LOT of board games. For a retail price less than treating the four of us to a movie, a board game provides hours of entertainment and quality family time. We introduce our girls to complex stra ...