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Hanabi Cooperative Card Game Overview

Hanabi Cooperative Card Game Overview

Last week you saw our first game we played on the 4th of July that kept with the holiday theme – Lanterns. That game was about placing Chinese lanterns in a lake and then making a dedication in the form of pairs, sets or runs of lante ...
My Wonderful Trip to Bora Bora

My Wonderful Trip to Bora Bora

I wish. We’ve all seen the beautiful photos of Bora Bora from the air as well as the amazing luxury resorts on this island oasis. Part of French Polynesia, Bora Bora has a permanent population of well under 10,000 people. Maybe someda ...
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Game Overview

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Game Overview

The Fourth of July has just passed and we hope everyone had a fun (and safe) holiday weekend. We introduced our girls to the fun of setting off fireworks and playing with sparklers at home instead of attending our local fireworks show. Don& ...
It’s Like an 80’s B-Movie Comes to Life

It’s Like an 80’s B-Movie Comes to Life

One guilty pleasure many of us who grew up in the 80’s enjoyed was the wide variety of campy horror movies coming out nearly every week. Thanks to advances in technology, producing a ready-for-the-screen film had come way down and man ...
Double the Scoring, Double the Fun

Double the Scoring, Double the Fun

You probably remember us mentioning back in April about a unique Kickstarter campaign by Calliope Games. By participating, not only would you receive THIRTEEN games over the course of three years, you would also play a role in the decision- ...
Pirate vs. Pirate Strategy Game Overview

Pirate vs. Pirate Strategy Game Overview

It’s the dilemma of many parents. The kids want to play a game with you, but all you have are 2-player classics like chess, checkers, Stratego or Connect 4. Or maybe you have Monopoly, Risk or some other game that supports four or mor ...
How Pervasive is a Brand?

How Pervasive is a Brand?

Although I studied business and finance in college, I have never really put much importance into brand names. Well, I guess I actually do – I am loyal to particular brands of vehicles, food and clothes. But I never realized how much o ...
Shifting from Single-Player to Multi-Player

Shifting from Single-Player to Multi-Player

When I’m looking for a puzzle challenge but don’t feel like picking up an electronic device, I usually turn to one of the titles from ThinkFun. We’ve told you about a number of their solitaire puzzles like Hoppers and the ...
AquaSphere Board Game Overview

AquaSphere Board Game Overview

The life of a researcher can be a lonely one. Hours upon hours of experiments, both successful and failures. Not to mention the unglamorous nature of the career. Lots of hours working in solitude in pursuit of that one discovery that might ...
Keep Cool With These Waterproof Games

Keep Cool With These Waterproof Games

The thermometer is supposed to take a peek at 70 degrees this week and it won’t be long until we’re able to enjoy a splash in the pool or hot tub. But once we’re done cannonballing, playing ‘shark’ and laying i ...