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Happy 2018! Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and played tons and tons of games with family and friends! Can you believe it’s Toy..
As of yesterday, it’s officially winter here in the Northern Hemisphere! I was really hoping to tie this post in to a lovely pre-holiday ..
It’s been more well than a week since the Chicago Toy and Game Fair ended so I’ve had a chance to review what I saw there and I’ve chosen ..
Can you believe 2017 is almost over??!! Every year I compile a list of my holiday picks — mostly they’re my personal favorites from the ..
Every family has their own idea of what a “stocking stuffer” should be, but when I was growing up smaller gifts and candy ended up in stoc..
I love donuts. I know they’ve got zero nutritional value, but there’s nothing quite like a well-made old fashioned donut with a great cup..
Have you noticed that I haven’t posted in a little while? Yeah, I decided to update my business website – which I’ve been meaning to do f..
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..
There’s a part of me that’s really enjoying this time of year – the time when they release the Target Exclusives!
A little over year ago an industry friend of mine, Tim Walsh, and the owners of Tree Toys started the US based company Getta 1 Games. I g..
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 hate reading articles about games that aren’t out yet. I get all excited about something new (like the Splendor expansion) but then I h..
I’m a fan of puzzle-y games like Rolling America where you feel like it’s a puzzle you’ll never quite win but doing “mildly decent” is a v..
Kingdomino was pitched to me as a “family light strategy game that plays in 15 minutes” — sounds great, right? And it totally is! It ca..
You love playing games and if/when you have children you want them to love playing games too, right? But there aren’t that many games for..
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..
Only a few people out there know that I started off as an architecture major in college but I quickly switched to industrial design. Deep..
The Toy Fair Trends articles are done (whew!) and before I hop into my Easter Basket games article, I thought I’d review a game I’ve not h..
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..
Remember Rubik’s Race? This classic Rubik’s spin-off game is back on the market with University Games, and it’s still a quick to learn, fu..
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..
When Loony Quest arrived in the mail my inner child squealed with glee! Yeah, I say stuff like that a lot, but I really wanted to give thi..
I’m guessing most of you can take a pretty educated guess how to play Imagine based on the picture and tagline on the box. Yes, it’s a gam..
Did you know that most games start at the age of 3 because that’s about the time when most children can manage the concept of taking turns..
Well.. the Olympics are over so I guess that means I can go back to my regularly scheduled gaming! (I really do watch quite a bit of Olymp..
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..
Every gamer I know – both hardcore gamers and casual gamers – have a “bucket list” of games they’d like to try/buy. Marrakech has been on ..
I saw Bring Your Own Book at Toy Fair in New York and I secretly wished I came up with the idea because it sounded like a ton of fun! And..
Do you remember the first time you saw “the game in the fabric banana?” Can you believe that was 10 years ago? Yep —BANANAGRAMS is turn..
Hocus was sent to me earlier this spring and I’m embarrassed to say how long it took me to play it. The funny thing is that it sat on my d..
Recently I received a copy of Quadropolis and I can’t stop thinking about it! Thankfully, those I play with want to play it too so I’ve be..
This year Qwirkle is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, so big CONGRATS to MindWare and Susan McKinley Ross! In honor of the milestone they..
A week from today, April 25th, is World Penguin Day. Yes, it’s a thing, so consider this your advance warning! Now you have plenty of tim..
I’ve been meaning to write this post since January, but honestly Toy Fair and other stuff got in the way. I got Patchwork as a gift for C..
I was sent a copy of LINKEE to try by the Bananagrams folks — yep, you read that right, they’re now doing games that aren’t in fabric pac..
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..
My collection of “great for 2-players” games really got a boost over the holidays – one of the new ones is Pagoda, and it is for exactly 2..
I received a copy of Wonky from USAOPOLY to try out over the holidays and I think the biggest surprise to all of my players is that it’s a..
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..
I’m an idiot. I was sent a sample of Warehouse 51 and somehow it was a version with a French deck inside. Along with it they sent the corr..