Articles About board games

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Query)

Highlights: ChiTAG 2014 (Query)

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 ...
So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

So Long Chess, Hello Rivet Wars

Last Christmas I asked for a chess set from “Santa”. Not because I’m a huge fan of the game or wanted to work on my skills, but because I remembered playing it with my dad. When I was about the same age as my girls are now ...
2014 Gift Guide: 10 Games Under $29

2014 Gift Guide: 10 Games Under $29

It’s amazing what you can learn in a year. When 2014 started out, our family played board games about once every couple of weeks. Fast-forward to today and you’ll find us hunched over a board arguing about the rules at least 3 t ...
Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

Thrift Treasure: Inner Circle

We’ve had pretty good luck lately game hunting at our local thrift stores for our Thrift Treasure series. While we do like finding current games at deep-discount prices, we also really enjoy finding vintage issues that still play as w ...
It Takes a Village…

It Takes a Village…

Just two weeks ago I introduced you to R&R Games and their wonderful (and inexpensive) family card game, Igor. Usually we try to continually bring you different companies each week so we can all discover just how many great people are m ...
ChiTAGFair: Meet Inventors, Play Games

ChiTAGFair: Meet Inventors, Play Games

Last Monday I told you about meeting with Bridgestone to learn about winter tires and Friday I gave you a view behind-the-scenes at Papa Murphy’s. It’s really cool to be able to talk to people who run the show, ask questions, ge ...
Thrift Treasure: Shifti

Thrift Treasure: Shifti

I could have easily titled this article “Don’t Believe the (Negative) Hype”. Our latest Thrift Treasure is an out-of-print 2-4 player game from 1977. We found this copy at our local Salvation Army Thrift Store and it set u ...
Thrift Treasure: Tantrix

Thrift Treasure: Tantrix

Our last Thrift Treasure showcased two very colorful games that used shapes and colors on tiles and required you to match them up while preventing your opponent from doing the same. Qwirkle and Qwirkle Cubes are games that have a ton of rep ...
Thrift Treasure: Qwirkle x2

Thrift Treasure: Qwirkle x2

During our never-ending search for new and old board games to try out we sometimes happen across a happy coincidence. One time we found both English and Spanish versions of the same game, this time we discovered an original and a follow-up ...
Renaissance Man Board Game Overview

Renaissance Man Board Game Overview

We’re usually pretty good about telling you of new games right after they are issued, or at least shortly after we receive a review copy. Renaissance Man from Rio Grande Games was a little different for us in that it took nearly ...