Remember last fall when The Oregon Trail Card Game first landed at Target and people went NUTS? This year Pressman released The Orego..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
Thanks to all the articles about Toy Fair it’s been a little bit since I wrote a review but I think this game will make you forget all a..
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..
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 ..
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..
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 ..
ChiTag was over more than a week ago, and I’ve yet to do a recap but it’s because I have to PLAY the games I found there before I review t..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Regardless of how you pronounce the name Rummy-CUBE, Roomi-CUBE, Rummy –CUB, if you’ve played it you probably like it.
Rummikub has t..
I recently got asked for a suggestion for a “simple fun kids game” – you know, something for the very young soon-to-be-game lover. T..
I find it only fitting that after returning from a nice vacation in France I review a game based on the gory French Revolution. Nothing..
There’s just something addictive about throwing dice. It’s the mixture of calculated odds and luck that makes you want to pick up a han..
I love dice games, really love dice games. Every time I pick up a handful of dice there’s something about the shake and the throw that mak..
I love clever ideas; they just make me happy. (And sometimes envious that I didn’t think of them myself!)
This past February when I was ..
A game that landed on my doorstep this spring was a relaunch from the toy/game industry guru, Tim Walsh. Knowing my affinity for games, T..
I’d bet that if you were in a room with a million people and asked “does anyone like reading directions?” not a single person would rais..
I was cruising the game aisle at my local Target the other day when I witnessed something that I believe happens all the time. A woman sh..
The Game Aisle’s 1st review back on July 1, 2009!
If your family is anything like mine, there’s a whole shelving unit dedicated to old..