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Emergence Dark Ops

Emergence Dark Ops board game

Earlier this year, we posted about a Ultimate Board Game Giveaway. It was a joint giveaway by indie board game publishers where 1 lucky person would win 8 board games.
Well, now one of those game publishers has a new game ready to go.

The game is Emergence Dark Ops and is a standalone sequel to Emergence – which raised close to $100,000 on Kickstarter last year.

In Dark Ops, players compete in a Battle Royale: free-for-all format against one another.

 

Game Toppers – Every table is a game table

Game Toppers

One of the tell-tale signs of a growing industry is the amount of ancillary products that follow. And since the board game industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last two decades, the amount of accessory products have blossomed as well. You’ve probably seen a number of our reviews of game box organizers […]

 

National Boy Scout Jamboree

It’s been a couple weeks since we last posted a game review. The reason is that Caleb and I have been at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia for the last couple weeks. We’ve been having a great time wearing ourselves out with so many fun activities. We even ran into folks […]

 

Karuba’s game insert even speeds up play

Insert Here Karuba game insert

It’s time to put another game insert from Insert Here to the test.

You may already know we’re fans of foam core game inserts. Not only do they keep the game components nicely organized, they’re also very light. So there’s hardly any added weight to the game box.

It’s even better when the game insert itself helps the game function more smoothly.

Well, that’s what Rob Searing (Insert Here) has done with the custom game insert for Karuba!

 

Best Games of 2016! – The Dice Tower Awards

The Dice Tower Awards 2015

The best board games, card games, dice games, family games, and party games of 2016 have now been awarded!

The Dice Tower just announced the winners of the Dice Tower Awards — the annual crowing of the best board games published.

 

4 Fun Games for the 4th of July

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Today, Americans all over the world are celebrating Independence Day.

We celebrate with family as we gather around barbecue grills with hamburgers and hot dogs and lots of trimmings on the side.
So we proudly say, Happy 4th of July!

If you’re gathering with family and friends today, here are our 4 top board game, card game, and party game suggestions for the 4th of July.

 

Level-up your parenting skills

As parents we need to “level up our game” by learning new skills to face new challenges head on.

The blessings of fatherhood don’t come from the absence of challenges. Rather the blessings come because of the challenges as we learn to work through them again and again.

Are you constantly leveling up your parenting skills?

 

6 Games that spell MOTHER

A fun note many kids write is one where they tell their mom what she means to them by spelling out the word M-O-T-H-E-R.

So I thought it would be fun to do something similar.

Not only are these 6 great board games your mom may love. But they also give a glimpse into what great moms are made of.

Here’s how I spell M-O-T-H-E-R with games.

 

Best Board Games 2016 – Nominees are set!

The Dice Tower Awards

What are the best board games, card games, and dice games from 2016?

We may not be able to say yet because many are still yet to be played. But at least we know where to start.

That’s because the annual Dice Tower Award nominees are set.

 

Get your game boxes in order

Insert Here game insert Scoville

Our experience with Insert Here game inserts have been fantastic.

One of the things we love the most about them is how light they are. Since they’re made of foam core material, they don’t add any weight to the game itself. And when you’re talking about a game with tons of components, no additional weight is a great thing.

Another element we love across the board with all their inserts is how quick it makes both game set up and take down.