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A 3D Take on a Familiar Game

A 3D Take on a Familiar Game

We’ve recently told you about one of our all-time favorite party games, Sequence, when we found its alter-ego, Sequence Dice at our local Goodwill. Here it is a month later and it is still a favorite with the kids, so when Jax (the ma ...
Having the Last Word, and Winning!

Having the Last Word, and Winning!

Like any married couple from time-to-time we’ll argue. My wife is one of those “last word” type of people. Not because she thinks she’s right, but because she doesn’t want me to think she didn’t hear me. ...
Thrift Treasure:  Kakuro for Dummies

Thrift Treasure: Kakuro for Dummies

Sometimes $1.38 buys you a gem, other times you’ve thrown your money away. This week we’re showing you Kakuro for Dummies. It doesn’t really fall into either of these categories, it’s more of a diamond-in-the-rough. ...
Thrift Treasure:  Sequence Dice

Thrift Treasure: Sequence Dice

In the past few weeks you’ve seen a number of great game finds we’ve made that only cost us $1.38 each. For this week’s submission we had to splurge a little bit. But this game box came with not one, but three games! How m ...
Ambiguity Word Game Overview

Ambiguity Word Game Overview

Part of the fun of writing about games is we always get to try out new types of board games, puzzles and strategy games. What makes this game even more interesting to us is our ‘connection’ with the inventor. My brother, may he ...
Sutakku – Gesundheit!

Sutakku – Gesundheit!

One of the great things about the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is you get to see and try out games that you won’t find in your local Walmart or Target. In 2012 we picked up a copy of an unassuming dice game called Sutakku. We did get a ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Morphology)

Pick it. Build it. Animate it. Guess it. That’s the slogan of Morphology, a new party game we had the opportunity of testing thanks to the fine folks at PlaSmart & Morphology Games. Morphology Games launched in late fall of 2009, ...
Thrift Treasure:  Zenith Strategy Game

Thrift Treasure: Zenith Strategy Game

Once again $1.38 was the magical price for a thrift shop gem and this one will remain in our game library for quite a while. It isn’t often you find a game with 116 WOODEN pieces (not plastic, actual wood!). From the same people that ...
Thrift Treasure:  Tetris Link

Thrift Treasure: Tetris Link

You never know what you’ll find during a trip to your local thrift store. Thanks to changing popular culture and the success of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” song, buying things second-hand doesn’t have as much of ...
How to Ring-O a Flamingo

How to Ring-O a Flamingo

The girls had such a great time doing video interviews at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair that they decided to step in front of the camera more often. They’re constantly asking for the video camera to provide game tutorials for stuff we ...