Articles About board games

Calliope Games Titan Series Overview

Calliope Games Titan Series Overview

Let’s talk serious about board games. We like to play them. We like to write about them. You like to play and read about them. But what is something that neither of us has ever done? Create one! Sure, maybe we’ve made custom hou ...
Playing Fish Games on Friday

Playing Fish Games on Friday

Each week at our local board game meet-up, we have the chance to browse through a lot of different games. The regulars that attend each bring a bag full of games for other attendees to play. It’s like a mobile board game library with ...
Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers

Exactly Eight Times Better Than Checkers

On Sunday I showed you CrossWise, a Thrift Treasure find that was a solid abstract strategy game. If you’re a fan of this type of game, but are stuck with Chess and Checkers, then I have a perfect solution for you. Octi from FoxMind G ...
Be Quick or Get Eaten By Sharks

Be Quick or Get Eaten By Sharks

It is a cold and snowy (blizzard-y) day at home with all the kids. When I was growing up, I loved snow days as I got to play outside in the snow and then drink hot cocoa to warm up while playing board games with my siblings all day. My kids ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Go! Go! Sports)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Go! Go! Sports)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Looney Labs)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Looney Labs)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...
I Moustache You to Play this Game

I Moustache You to Play this Game

I have to come clean about something. Last November while attending the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier I glossed over a game from Spin Master that was brand new and making its debut. I judged it immediately as too juvenile for my ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Ravensburger)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Ravensburger)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...
Scoville Board Game Overview

Scoville Board Game Overview

Following in the footsteps of her uncle, our oldest has discovered she likes spicy foods. She chooses the hottest salsa at Chipotle, steals my chicken wings when we make them at home and has started adding Frank’s Red Hot to her ...
Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Endless Games)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Endless Games)

ChiTAGFair is always a fun experience for our entire family but last year we took a different spin and let our young correspondents interview inventors and company representatives. Because they enjoyed it so much (and everyone else thought ...