Tag Archives: strategy

Pylos Almost Completes the Set

Pylos Almost Completes the Set

I can’t believe it’s already been over 2 1/2 years since I found a copy of Quits at our local thrift store. Included in the box was advertising for other Gigamic wooden games that I knew I’d be keeping an eye out for. Sure ...
A Game Not About Zombies or Vikings!

A Game Not About Zombies or Vikings!

There’s no denying that some game themes are more popular than others. Everywhere you turn you can find zombies and vikings. There also seems to be an uptick in games about cats, scientists and even sushi. But one of my favorite theme ...
2016 Gift Guide: Games for Teens & Adults

2016 Gift Guide: Games for Teens & Adults

Scott and I became aunt and uncle before we were blessed with kids of our own. What we discovered is something that all too many before us had already figured out… there are segments of individuals on our list that are pretty difficul ...
2016 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 1

2016 Gift Guide: Family Games Pt. 1

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner and will be upon us before we know it. Last year we heard a lot of feedback about our holiday gift guides and corresponding giveaways so we decided to do it again t ...
Using Games to Win My Kids Over

Using Games to Win My Kids Over

My girls are finally at the age where I don’t (overly) freak out when they head off on their own. Last weekend at Beaches Resorts, I actually told them they could stay at one of the parties while I retreated to my room to try to shake ...
Travel Using Japanese-Themed Games

Travel Using Japanese-Themed Games

Between all the talk about how to host a sushi-themed party last week, finishing Better Late Than Never on our DVR and sampling a Japanese pizza at Domino’s World Headquarters, I seriously want to make a trip to Japan. I want to go on ...
Take Your Family Through Adventure Land

Take Your Family Through Adventure Land

If I mention Adventure Land, what comes to mind? For many it is the theme park on Long Island. In the Midwest we immediately consider the resort in Des Moines which boasts one of the 10 best wooden roller coasters. For us that term has a ne ...
Is Being a Hero Just a Fantahzee?

Is Being a Hero Just a Fantahzee?

There’s no lack of games where you battle head-to-head with other players using cards. Among the most popular are titles like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. All three of these examples can be huge money sinks as they issue ...
Hit Z Road But Avoid Z Zombies

Hit Z Road But Avoid Z Zombies

As you know, we spent the summer road-tripping just a weeeee bit. I think I lost track of all the adventures we took that started before school even let out last spring, but I know it included drives to St. Louis to Geekway, a Chicago Cubs ...
Bin’Fa – Update on a 70’s Original Game

Bin’Fa – Update on a 70’s Original Game

One thing I always keep an eye out for when game shopping is older titles that might fit into my collection. In particular I love finding late century abstract games, and they can usually be had for pennies on the dollar. This year while at ...