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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.

 

The Joke’s On You!

Machi Koro card game inside

It’s like an April Fool’s joke on unsuspecting families.

We see an enticing board game sitting on the shelf and think of the great stuff packed inside.

But when we open our new game box, it’s mostly empty space.

What a disappointment!

Sure the game may be very fun to play, but we still carry a feeling of being tricked.

 

Win 8 New Board Games!

Villages of Valeria

Yes, you read the title right — you can win 8 new board games!

We know you’re interested in fun board games or you wouldn’t be on our site.

And we’d guess that you’re probably also interested in winning some upcoming games.

 

Another great SaltCon gaming weekend!

SaltCon 2017

Last weekend I spent many, many fun hours playing board games at our local board game convention — SaltCon. And once again, SaltCon reached record attendance — hitting 1,359! Not too shabby for just being the 9th year. This year SaltCon was extended one day so those wish to play a lot of games would have […]

 

12 Great Games for Your Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away.

So there’s no time to waste in finding something to give your sweetheart.

Of course, if you’re on this board game site, odds are high that you’re looking for something game related.

With that in mind, here are 12 suggestions of fun board games and cards games to play with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.

 

Board Game Calendar and Gaming Goals

Scott King Gaming Calendar

Do you think having a board game calendar on the wall would get you to play more games? Well, we’ll know by the end of 2017. That’s because this year I’ve got one of Scott King’s awesome board game calendars hanging in my home office where I see it every day. I first found out […]

 

Best Board Games of 2016

2017

What are the Best Board Games of 2016 for families?

After playing more than 180 different games in 2016 we’re ready to make the call.

Total number of game plays = 449
Total number of new games played = 131

That’s right, I played about as many “new to me” games in 2016 as I did total games in 2015.

We also posted 57 game reviews during 2016 – the most we’ve ever done in 1 year!

Here are the 7 games we consider the best board games of 2016.