Articles About Family Game Night

Is It a Dice Frenzy? No, It’s Tenzi!

Is It a Dice Frenzy? No, It’s Tenzi!

In April we told you about a Thrift Treasure we found called Sharp Shooter. It was a dice game that required you to roll certain patterns in order to earn points. It quickly became a favorite game night game for our family, mostly because e ...
Tell Me a Story and Tickle Me Pink

Tell Me a Story and Tickle Me Pink

We have determined the secret to a good game for our family is it must adhere to a few criteria. First it must be age-appropriate (duh). Second, it must allow for at least 4 players so no one is left out (more if possible). Third, it must n ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Settlers of Catan)

One of the big draws of the 2013 Chicago Toy & Game Fair was the inclusion of a game tournament for “Settlers of Catan”.  Hosted by Mayfair Games and billed as a “Settlers of Catan Worldwide Championship (CWC) USA Pre- ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Marusenko Sphere)

We LOVE puzzle games.  My brother and I grew up in the era of Rubik’s Cube and we both have always enjoyed trying out harder and harder ones.  At the Chicago Toy & Game Expo this year I came across something I had never seen befor ...
HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Drop Shot)

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Drop Shot)

Right at the front of the expo hall you couldn’t help but run into the large display from PlaSmart. We even had the opportunity to interview the inventor of their featured game “Squashed”, Nick Metzler. Also on display was ...

HIGHLIGHTS: ChiTAG 2013 (Spot It!)

We’ve all played some type of card-matching game with our kids.  CSE Games showed a modified version of this classic with their new “Spot It!” series of card games.  They recently obtained NHL licensing and will undoubtedl ...
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 ...
Families NEED Nights Like This

Families NEED Nights Like This

When I was growing up, I recall many nights where we sat around the kitchen table as a family. Family time is quality time and game time was the best. I don’t know if my brothers enjoyed it as much as I did, but I always looked forwar ...