Articles About dexterity

Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

Thrift Treasure: Battling Tops Game

More than seven years ago I began writing a weekly column here on SahmReviews dedicated to games and puzzles we’ve found at thrift. What began as an inexpensive way to add to our collection turned into one of the most popular features ...
Thrift Treasure: PlingPong Game

Thrift Treasure: PlingPong Game

It’s been a long time since I’ve played Cups, the popular college drinking game played with the recognizable red Solo Cups. There are quite a few games that ask you to throw a ball into something across the table. We found Bounc ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Death Star Game

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Death Star Game

Back at the beginning of the year, we featured two lists about Star Wars themed games. We tried to focus on versions that you probably don’t see at your local retailer and mostly excluded mass-market titles. There were so many, we had ...
Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

We’ve said it before, but it is probably worth repeating. As we age, we lose our advantage when playing any type of dexterity game with our kids. I used to be able to stand on one foot for what seemed like forever. Balance a cup on th ...
Thrift Treasure: Jenga Max Game

Thrift Treasure: Jenga Max Game

Our kids have been into games since they were both very young. We would always take them to the annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair where they would get to see new products ready to be put under a Christmas tree. They got to meet a lot of indu ...
Thrift Treasure: Hang in There! Game

Thrift Treasure: Hang in There! Game

With so many pieces, we were very excited to find this copy of Hang in There! at our Goodwill for only a couple bucks. Just one missing part would make the entire game unplayable. So why did it get donated? Maybe the family’s kids had ...
Fireworks Pattern Building Game Overview

Fireworks Pattern Building Game Overview

Well, it was bound to happen. We got news last week that our Independence Day plans have been cancelled. The band directors at school notified the kids they wouldn’t be marching in the Fourth of July parade this year. We also heard on ...
The Table is Lava Dexterity Game Overview

The Table is Lava Dexterity Game Overview

There are many things that I’m sad about with the current social distancing and cancellation of event after event. Missed opportunities for our kids. Yes, it’s somber that not only school, but extra curricular activities such as ...
Men at Work Dexterity Game Overview

Men at Work Dexterity Game Overview

The brain is a pretty amazing thing. I was reading an article yesterday about how a woman smelled Parkinson’s Disease in her husband almost 15 years before he was diagnosed. It was fascinating to read and reminded me how our brains co ...
Doctor! Doctor! Dexterity Game Overview

Doctor! Doctor! Dexterity Game Overview

When you think back to the board games you used to play as child, what comes to mind? Candy Land? Monopoly? Clue? Yahtzee? One game in particular was the source of argument in our household – Operation. Not because we were fighting ov ...