Family Games (Ages 8 and up)Category
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..
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..
There’s a part of me that’s really enjoying this time of year – the time when they release the Target Exclusives!
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’m sure most of you know Funnybone Toys for their amazingly beautiful games — but if you don’t you should check out their nice selection..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 love Sushi Go! You can read my review of the original game, “Sushi Go!: Fun little drafting game for those who have no idea what draftin..
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..
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..
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 bought New York 1901 for myself for one big reason: I was really interested in seeing what kind of more complex strategy game was going ..
Recently I was asked to give the game Leaps and Ledges from MindWare a try. I had seen the game at Toy Fair but didn’t have much time at t..
I think I’m in love with Qwixx. No really, this has quickly moved to the tip-top of my list of favorite dice games (and I really like dic..
Way back in 2009 I wrote about one of my all-time favorite word games, Boggle. Funny enough I said you’d never see me write an article ab..
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..
Earlier this summer I completely flaked on the fact that I said I was going to bring this new game that I wanted to try out to dinner ..
I was at the Discover Games booth at New York Toy Fair when I got the 30-second Quartex pitch. I’ll be honest, it had to be a quick sel..
Carcassonne is an interesting game in my collection because I bought the app before I purchased the physical game. And I’ll admit that I ..
It’s about time that I got the game Timeline and I managed to snag a copy of the Inventions edition at almost half price right before Chri..
In this shortened holiday season I feel like time is flying past and I’ve barely finished half of my holiday shopping and I just realized ..
I love word games – Jeez I’ve even invented one! (shameless plug: see Scattergories Cateogories) And because word games are almost a dim..
If your childhood was anything like mine you probably played quite a bit of hearts and spades. I even played a little bridge, but I don..
A couple weeks ago I wrote about the fabulous game Acuity by Fat Brain Toys and invented by BlueMatter games. If you didn’t read it – y..
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..
I am breaking all sorts of rules this spring! Last month I reviewed my first 18+ game and now I’m revisiting a game I’ve already review..
Oh my gosh it’s the board game version of Bejeweled! To start, you fill the board randomly with all non-glitter gems (the glittered one..
KerFlip arrived and I’ve played it and I’m going to tell you that I’m still just as enthusiastic as I was about it now as when I saw it ..
Have you voted for the TAGIE awards yet? If you haven’t you should soon. There are a lot of great game inventors up for Game Inventor ..
I’ve been mulling over whether or not I should review Ticket to Ride on The Game Aisle because it can ABSOLUTELY exceed the 30 minute ..
Since I review games that will appeal to players who aren’t serious gamers but are more casual or infrequent gamers, a chunk of my pla..