Tag Archives: Card Games

Playing Games with a Big Potato

Playing Games with a Big Potato

Back in the day, I was allowed to show my face at the girls’ school without embarrassing them. The district’s policy was that until your child started 4th grade, you were allowed to volunteer in their classroom as often as the t ...
What Do Gambling Pandas Play? Pandante!

What Do Gambling Pandas Play? Pandante!

Over a decade ago when we lived in California, one of my clients was the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. We made their room key cards and being a loyal supplier, I would almost always stay at their facility when we spent a weekend in town. I got ...
There’s No Party Like a Brick Party

There’s No Party Like a Brick Party

If you’re anything like us, when your kids start getting older you have tough decisions to make. No, I’m not talking about college plans or at what age to get them a cellphone. I’m referring to what to do with the toys the ...
Pointing Fingers is the Name of the Game

Pointing Fingers is the Name of the Game

From a very young age, we grasp the concept of pointing the finger at someone else as a way of deflecting attention. For siblings, it becomes an art form in making sure someone else takes the fall for whatever is going to upset mom and dad. ...
2016 Gift Guide: Card Games

2016 Gift Guide: Card Games

We know you still have shopping to do. So do we! But you realize that we’re just a couple weeks away from Christmas and Hanukkah, right? This is our final 2016 Gift Guide which focuses on card games. The games included all have one th ...
Is a Lie Ever a Good Thing?

Is a Lie Ever a Good Thing?

Sometimes it can be absolutely hilarious to watch my girls struggle with tough decisions between right and wrong. Especially when the stakes aren’t very high. Of course we’ll guide them when necessary, but ultimately these are d ...
2016 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 2

2016 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 2

We kicked off our 2016 gift guides with a games for the family because, let’s face it, we put a strong emphasis on family bonding over board games. We had so many choices from a variety of publishers covering different themes and game ...
2016 Gift Guide: Party Games

2016 Gift Guide: Party Games

I grew up in a large extended family, with aunts, uncles and cousins playing a prime part in our holiday traditions. When we got together, it was always a party as we gathered around a card, ping pong, foosball or pool table to challenge ea ...
A Small Bomb is Still a Powerful Bomb

A Small Bomb is Still a Powerful Bomb

While we’re on the subject of all things science (see Tuesday’s article about the Mad Science Foundation), it brings back to mind one of our absolute favorite games we played in 2015, Manhattan Project. In fact, our youngest bec ...
2016 Gift Guide: Games for Younger Kids

2016 Gift Guide: Games for Younger Kids

It’s never too early to start kids on the path to being lifelong gamers. In a world filled with digital this and online that, being offline with family or friends improves social skills while also developing the much-needed skills of ...