I was going to write this before game 7 but I really did not want to jinx the game. (L..
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..
Feels a bit earlier than past years, but the National Toy Hall of Fame nominees have been announced. There are a couple we’ve seen before..
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..
Anyone else notice how Target is starting to be an int..
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 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..
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..
I was having a delightful email chat with Ron Weingartener, co-author of the Toy and Game Inventor’s Handbook, and he passed along a Bloom..
I was recently asked by ClassCrasher, a Chicago-based company that helps parents find fun classes for kids without a long commitment, to 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..
The Next Great American Game is a movie about one man’s quest to break into the game industry with, as the title says, the “next great Ame..
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 have many more scars than medals."Richard Levy on Inventing
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..
By now I hope you’ve read my 3 Toy Fair Tends articles for 2016 (if you haven’t start with Toy Fair Trends Part 1 H..
This is part 2 in my article of 2016 Toy Fair Trends; to view part 1 click HERE. If you are reading this via the email newsletter, many o..
Toy Fair is now less than a week away.. it starts on Saturday to be exact! North Star Games (of Wits & Wagers fame) is going to be releas..
Last year SMART introduced the Three Little Piggies solo-player kids puzzle and it is absolutely adorable!! I like it so much that it mad..
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..
And congrats to all of the games nominated:
The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is a great place to try out new games and buy some holiday gifts! Here are a few that I know will be highli..
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..
Woohoo! The Chicago Toy and Game Fair is right around the corner! The video above is from last year’s show and it was awesome! Here are..
And the winners are… Puppet, Super Soaker, and… TWISTER!!!
These three were selected from 12 finalists, which also included: Amer..