Tag Archives: dice

EGG Series #4: Krakatoa Game Overview

EGG Series #4: Krakatoa Game Overview

While I’m a huge fan of abstract games, it is no secret that my wife loves any game that includes rolling dice. The fourth game in Eagle-Gryphon Games‘ E•G•G Series, Krakatoa, moves away from the previous three card game and fit ...
Thrift Treasure: Spare-Time Bowling

Thrift Treasure: Spare-Time Bowling

One of the cool things about picking up games at thrift stores is you start to understand what was popular in what era. The 80’s and 90’s were full of abstract titles, while the 50’s had its share of trick-taking card game ...
Knot Dice Puzzle & Game Overview

Knot Dice Puzzle & Game Overview

It’s funny how things happen in groups, whether you expect them to or not. We have runs on finding abstract games at thrift, try out series of card games that are meant to go together, and now happen across another title that fits two ...
Spoils of War Dice Game Overview

Spoils of War Dice Game Overview

Yesterday was a long day. The final day of the Origins Game Fair and an almost 8-hour drive back to Iowa. Even though we are exhausted after four days of hanging out with friends and playing games non-stop, after seeing all of the great gam ...
DiceBot Megafun Dice Game Overview

DiceBot Megafun Dice Game Overview

It was a long time ago when Battlebots first made its way to the television airwaves. It was a time before we had kids and a show ahead of its time. Before reality shows went big, before LEGO Robotics had a stronghold in all the schools and ...
Space Invaders Returns in Dice Game Form

Space Invaders Returns in Dice Game Form

Do you remember the first video game you ever played? I’m not talking about something at home – I mean a real quarter-sucking cabinet down at the local arcade. I do. We were living in West Germany in the late 70’s and the ...
Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Thrift Treasure: Cube Checkers

Well it finally happened. I’ve preached and preached on how you should check the contents of a game before buying a used copy. I even carry around a tiny pocket knife so I can cut the packing tape used to seal the game boxes at our lo ...
Thrift Treasure: The Game of Chips

Thrift Treasure: The Game of Chips

It’s once again been quite some time since we’ve found anything new to us by Jax Games at our local thrift stores. A few years ago it seemed like every time we turned around we were finding something we didn’t already own. ...
Back to the Future Dice Game Overview

Back to the Future Dice Game Overview

I had never looked forward to the days when my daughters exited the world of being children and began referring to themselves as teens and tweens. Anyone who’s had children know that this age brings a myriad of new things to discuss, ...
Ta-Da! Dice Game Overview

Ta-Da! Dice Game Overview

By now, I think I’ve made it abundantly clear that I love dice games. The randomness of the dice levels the playing field or at least gives me an excuse if I don’t do well. I’m also pretty sure that I’ve not been shy ...