Articles About board games

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 ...
Ring-O Flamingo Dexterity Game Overview

Ring-O Flamingo Dexterity Game Overview

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 ...
HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Oversight)

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Oversight)

Returning to the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair was Griddly Games, makers of Oversight, Wise Alec, Words of the Wise and many others.  Last year we received an autographed copy of Oversight directly from the President and Founder, Reisa S ...
Playing Monopoly with Real Money

Playing Monopoly with Real Money

I recently read an article about how Waddington’s, the British distributor of Monopoly during World War II used the game to assist allied POW’s. In addition to smuggling compasses, files and maps into board games delivered by th ...
I’m All About Structured Play

I’m All About Structured Play

I’m really not the imaginative type. Miss M enjoys non-stop Littlest Pet Shop theater while Miss K can lose herself in Barbie and Polly Pocket. But when they ask me to join in, I just don’t know how to play. Sounds silly, but Mi ...