Games for Kids (Ages 3-10)Category
Playing spies is pretty classic childhood play and Yulu has now made a line of action games out of this fantastic theme under the brand Sp..
I really love Dr. Eureka from Blue Orange! Quick overview of the game (if you haven’t been lucky to play it yet!) is that you have to get..
I have to say first that the artwork in Tricky Trunks is just so darn adorable — which makes any game that’s supposed to appeal to kids t..
I don’t have a super sweet tooth so gobs and gobs of Easter candy just isn’t my thing. However, if the Easter Bunny filled my basket with..
First review of the new year goes to Space Planets, a little game I saw at the HABA booth last Toy Fair that I haven’t had a chance to pla..
Here are some of the games I thought were stand-outs this year. They may not have exactly come out this year (although many did), they cam..
While I’m working on my 2016 Holiday Picks article, I thought I’d post my stocking stuffer list (not idea, but I’ve been busy with ChiTAG ..
Whew – what a weekend! ChiTAG is over and I had an amazing time at the conferences, the TAGIE Awards, PlayChic, and finally the fair itsel..
Halloween is ONE week from today – can you believe we’re that far into 2016?! I can’t. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thoug..
I was given a copy of the new game Tutti Frutti from Gigamic and I must say that the packaging is charming. It’s an adorable slim tin wit..
Balance Beans is a solo player logic game for kids. Like many ThinkFun games, there’s a centerpiece (the see-saw), pieces you place on th..
I was recently asked by ClassCrasher, a Chicago-based company that helps parents find fun classes for kids without a long commitment, to d..
The Easter Bunny is coming (and sooner than usual), but that means it’s time for my annual article on what GAMES the Easter Bunny should b..
Finally! My ChiTAG games recap talking about some of the cool games I saw/played at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair! Granted I will say that..
This might be one of the shortest reviews yet! Why? Well for starters the title, Yeti in My Spaghetti, pretty much explains the game. Addi..
It’s here! #ForceFriday…. and all the Star Wars merchandise you could ever want is now on store shelves, including the new Loopin Chewi..
I’m rather geeked about how cute Hide the Kids is! The game includes a fabric wolf (who kind of has buckteeth) finger puppet and one play..
Almost everyone has a cell phone these days but when you’re driving a few thousand (or even just a few hundred miles) you’re going to burn..
Adults seem to gravitate to beautiful boxes, whereas kids seem to like games that look a bit like toys. So when I saw Three Little Piggies..
If you’re on the internet and interested in games, I’m almost positive you’ve heard of Robot Turtles. I can’t recall the last time a game..
With MY vacation over it’s time to get back to reviewing some fun games! (For those who are curious, yes, it was filled with all things i..
Last week was a good week for Raccoon Rumpus as I found out that it was named as one of the “30 Coolest Toys of the Year” by Family Fun ma..
A couple years ago at ChiTAG I kept running into these two other inventors… it was almost like they were following me. Or was I following..
Some of my loyal readers may know, but if you don’t the last couple times Spin Master has sent me games they send me a couple copies of ea..
Update: Cluck ‘N Chuck is now called Chicks Go Boom
Back when I wrote about the trends I saw at 2012 Toy Fair I mentioned (and showed th..
Awhile back I was looking to get my hands on the 2004 Kinderspiel des Jahres winner, Geistertreppe but ended up getting a copy of Boo Wh..
Since it’s back to school time and I’m a big fan of one-player puzzle challenges I thought I’d share with you one of my newest finds. W..
Are you familiar with Playroom Entertainment’s Three Magician’s? If you’re not, I’m sure you’re going to be hearing more about them soo..
The Easter Bunny’s Bringing GAMES!
I’m one of those “picky candy” people and frankly, some of the easter classics just don’t do it for ..
This article was written for the Games for Educators March 2012 Newsletter, you can view the whole thing HERE.
My mother was a math t..
There are all sorts of great design quotes out there – but the one that really stuck out when I saw the packaging for BBQ Blitz was, “De..
A couple months ago my inventor pal Gina Manola asked if I would take a look at her new game when it came out. While I don’t really fit..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..