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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 ...
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 ...