Tag Archives: Spin Master

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

Educational Games on Paula Sands Live

We have said time and time again that games are more than just about killing time with family and friends. In addition to quality time and bonding, games are ideal for teaching all kinds of concepts. Last month we were invited on Paula Sand ...
Can You Escape the Room in an Hour?

Can You Escape the Room in an Hour?

A couple years ago while on one of our trips to Huntsville, my brother-in-law talked us into joining him and his friends in an escape room experience. It was a new form of entertainment popping up across the country with a focus on solving ...
You’ll Quickly Lose at Quick Cups

You’ll Quickly Lose at Quick Cups

Twice now we’ve run into Spin Master Games at conventions where they’ve had a large-sized version of one of their newest games, Quick Cups, available for anyone to try out. We got our first preview last summer at GenCon, then th ...

A Trivia Game for the iPad Generation

If you’re a regular reader of our game articles, you might have noticed there is one type of game we usually avoid. We’ve had plenty of strategy, abstract, puzzle and card games, but absolutely nothing from one of the most succe ...
Thrift Treasure: Storage Wars

Thrift Treasure: Storage Wars

This summer while at Gen Con we had the pleasure of a meet-n-greet with representatives from Spin Master along with employees and owners of a couple game cafes. Among the discussions about which games worked best in a cafe environment and w ...
A Little Poke Here, A Little Poke There

A Little Poke Here, A Little Poke There

One of my favorite games to play as a kid was Don’t Break the Ice. You probably remember the game too. A polar bear sits on top of a sheet of ice made up of plastic blocks. On each turn you hammer out one of the blocks, hoping the ice ...
How Pervasive is a Brand?

How Pervasive is a Brand?

Although I studied business and finance in college, I have never really put much importance into brand names. Well, I guess I actually do – I am loyal to particular brands of vehicles, food and clothes. But I never realized how much o ...
Be Quick or Get Eaten By Sharks

Be Quick or Get Eaten By Sharks

It is a cold and snowy (blizzard-y) day at home with all the kids. When I was growing up, I loved snow days as I got to play outside in the snow and then drink hot cocoa to warm up while playing board games with my siblings all day. My kids ...
I Moustache You to Play this Game

I Moustache You to Play this Game

I have to come clean about something. Last November while attending the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier I glossed over a game from Spin Master that was brand new and making its debut. I judged it immediately as too juvenile for my ...