Tag Archives: dice

Thrift Treasure: Farkle Frenzy

Thrift Treasure: Farkle Frenzy

It appears I’m a sucker for games that have to be assembled before playing. And so are my daughters. They regularly pull out two games we found at thrift, Crossfire and BattleDome. In some cases it takes longer to put together than it ...
The Best Unknown Deal at Gen Con

The Best Unknown Deal at Gen Con

This past summer marked the third year in a row we made the trek to Indianapolis in August to attend the annual Gen Con gaming convention. Each year it gets bigger and bigger, not only taking up the entire convention center and attached hot ...
Hotshots Cooperative Game Overview

Hotshots Cooperative Game Overview

We woke up a couple weeks ago to a funky haze and a smell that was not typical of Iowa. But I recognized the sadly familiar scene from our days of living outside of Los Angeles. It was the lingering effect of the wildfires scorching through ...
Dice Heist Push-Your-Luck Game Overview

Dice Heist Push-Your-Luck Game Overview

As parents, we try to teach lessons to our kids about morality. Don’t lie, cheat or steal are but a few of the mantras any good parent will preach. Cheating is never allowed, but some of the board games we play encourage a few white l ...
Wizard Roll Board Game Overview

Wizard Roll Board Game Overview

Remember several months back when I went on the local NBC affiliate to showcase how games can be educational and fun? It’s something we are passionate about because we know that not every subject is for everyone and it can be challeng ...
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 ...