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Back in the summer of 2009 I wrote an article on one of my FAVORITE dice games: Can’t Stop by Sid Sackson. In this article I mention..
I swear, one of these years I’ll formalize the way I do my holiday picks article, but like usual TAGIE, ChiTAG and all the follow up work ..
Before all the craziness last week (Toy Hall of Fame Induction, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, National Gaming Day) I wrote about Befuzzled (..
Even though there have been holiday decorations up in stores across the country for more than a month, I personally can’t believe it’s a..
A while ago I asked on Twitter what everyone’s favorite speed games were and I got a variety of answers but one stuck out to me, “Jungle..
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a big fan of dice games. Therefore, when I saw Farkle Frenzy at the Patch booth at Toy F..
I’ve come to realize that either you like speed games or you don’t – which is similar to people who like games that require great fine m..
Father’s Day is like a week and a half away — I know, I feel like I was JUST writing about giving your moms Chocolate Fix for Mother..
Great two player games don’t cross my desk all that often. I find that a lot of games say they can be played with two players but for..
If you live here in the US, Memorial Day is this weekend; which means the kids will all have a truckload of extra energy – you know, the..
Two weeks in a row we’re going to discuss games I came across for the first time at ChiTag (the Chicago Toy and Game Fair) – it’s uninte..
As many of my regular readers know, I’m not really a fan of abstract strategy games. They’re just not my thing, but every once in a whi..
Is it me or is Easter REALLY close to Mother’s Day this year? And because they’re so close you really can’t get your mother flowers and..
To write about or not to write about – sometimes that’s the question. Games come across my desk all the time and we play them and typic..
Updated in 2016: Halli Galli is now called Beat the Bell: Spot Five by SpinMaster
There’s something about those old school, hotel desk..
I’ve always believed that every board game is in some way, shape or form educational. One of the biggest things I think EVERYONE can le..
I’m sure to some of you I’m starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to good looking packaging and decent graphic design. Wel..
Earlier this week I posted an interview with Mary Jo Reutter who won the TAGIE award for Excellence in Game Design in November of 2010..
Part 1 of this article is a reprint from an article I wrote for Global Toy News; Part 2 reviews the two games.
Every holiday season at ..
I know that there are plenty of toy and game inventors that read this site so and I’m sure they’ve had similar experiences – but there..
Dave Herbert sent a message to me after finding The Game Aisle via my Global Toy News interview (see HERE) and asked if I’d like to try a ..
It’s officially the first day of fall. I don’t have any idea where my summer went, but it’s indoor volleyball season again so I’m not..
Tic Tac Toe – I don’t think there isn’t a person out there who didn’t spend quality childhood time trying to dominate an adversary but ins..
This past weekend was my one-year anniversary and for our honeymoon we went to Puerto Rico and Dominica for ten days. So how odd is it ..
If I bought every game I thought looked cool, I’d be broke. No really, my “to buy” list is very, very long. Lucky me I got a freebie v..
Earlier in the summer The Game Aisle put out a request for “Game Review Assistants” to receive a free copy of Truth Be Told, play it with their friend and family and then tell us how it went. We ended up with quite a group reviewing Truth Be Told including a Matt Morgan who writes for The Modern Day Pirates who took it on vacation with his extended family; the Northside Prep girls volleyball team (Chicago, IL) took it to their week-long camp in Michigan and last Colleen McCarthy Evans who brought it to a “Moms-Only Game Night” she put together for a charity winner. I hope you read all the way to Colleen’s. (She had to ask if it was “too racy” so you know it’s going to be good….
The neighborhood I live in here in Chicago, well let’s just say it’s “up and coming” and it’s been “up and coming” for pretty much the e..
Endless Games did a nice job of summing up the game play of their new board game, Name 5, in the title so this review was pretty short..
Sometimes I think people are willing to cut games a little slack when they look really great but don’t play as well as they should. Whe..
This is going to be a review for Gamewright’s new game Order’s Up which came in a box of goodies from them last week, but before I get int..
This review of Word on the Street is SERIOUSLY over due and it’s all because one of my favorite playtesters doesn’t like the game. Why? ..
Not far from my house there is a dive bar, with scary red lighting that hosts bingo on Monday nights. It’s really not all that exciting; ..
A friend of mine was over recently and asked if I could recommend a card game that’s “like UNO, but not UNO, but is easy for non-game pe..
There are times that you just know fate has a hand in things. Like I swear fate pushed the toy/game industry on me. There’s no way I wou..
On the very edge of the Chicago suburbs, right at the last exit that divides the bustling commuters from the nothingness that spans to wes..
I can’t believe I’m writing an article about holiday themed games, but I am. Here’s why: I was shopping yesterday and I saw all sorts of people buying ugly holiday pins and overly sparkly Christmas sweaters. So if people insist on buying Christmas-themed products, I want to show them what the game industry has to offer! And unlike holiday sweaters these could be used year round without tons of strange looks. So here I’ve picked some of my favorites:
When you have a hallway full of games there are often ones that you know you like but they just never get pulled out and played. I real..
Since Black Friday is right round the corner and present buying is starting to trickle into everybody’s mind, this seems like the perfec..
I like word games, but only specific word games. You will probably never see me review Scrabble on this site because I think it takes far..
Earlier this month I was at Richard Gottlieb’s “Future of the Industry” conference and someone brought up the issue of packaging. Given..
I think that games should look fun to play. It’s much easier to convince a newbie to play a game if looks fun – granted it should als..
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve got a degree in industrial design and ending up in the game industry was somewhat a fluke. I needed..