Archive for the ‘Board Games’ Category

The new Word on the Street game review

Word on the Street board game

When we started reviewing family board games in 2009 a word game was published that we really loved – Word on the Street by Out of the Box Games.

Not being huge games of word games like Scrabble and Bananagrams, we were pleasantly surprised by Word on the Street.

Unfortunately, Out of the Box Games is no longer around to make more copies.

Fortunately though, Educational Insights is now publishing a new version of Word on the Street!

 

Pass the Pigs: Big Pigs game review

Pass the Big Pigs game

Have you ever felt the urge to throw a pig?

That’s okay, because not many other people have either.

Regardless of whether you’ve felt that urge or not, you and your family can enjoy throwing foam pigs around in Pass the Pigs: Big Pigs!

 

Problem Picnic Game Review & Giveaway

Problem Picnic board game

Summertime is a wonderful time to have lots of picnics.

And what would a picnic be without ants?

Well, in Problem Picnic: Attack of the Ants by Kids Table Board Gaming you get to play the part of the ants!

In the game, players are ant colonies trying to steal the best plates of food from a picnic.

The player that best organizes their collected food to meet the scoring objectives will be the best ant colony around!

 

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. With thousands of new games published each year, there’s never a shortage of great new […]

 

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.

 

Will the Mole Rats in Space survive?

Mole Rats in Space board game

Mole Rats in Space is the latest cooperative family board game by famed game designer Matt Leacock.

But instead of curing the world of disease, rescuing artifacts from a sinking island, or constructing a ship among storming desert winds, this time we’re getting our mole rats safely to a space escape pod with critical equipment.

Are you and your kids up to the challenge?

 

Building water slides in Slide Blast is a blast!

Slide Blast board game

Ah, the joys of summer!

No school, no homework, and lots and lots of playing around.

What better way to enjoy a hot summer day than at a water park!

With various pools and lots of different water slides, water parks are a blast!

In Slide Blast, you get to build your own fun water slides. The longer the slide, the more points you’ll earn. You can also earn bonus points by helping other players extend their slide as well.

 

Let’s put some Legendary Inventors to the test!

Legendary Inventors board game

Who’s the best inventor of all time – Archimedes, Fibonacci, Pascal, Edison, or Franklin?

In Legendary Inventors you’ll get the chance to put them to the test.

I first got a chance to play Legendary Inventors at Gen Con 2016 just before it was released. It was one of the games I most enjoyed playing at the con and I was excited to get a copy for our family soon after.

Now that we’ve been able to play it more, we’re happy to finally share our thoughts.

 

Running with the Bulls = Dice Plinko

Running with the Bulls board game

As you might imagine, the theme of Running with the Bulls hearkens to the annual Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain where bulls are let loose to run through the town streets.

In the game Running with the Bulls, players have a team of Runners (dice) that scramble through the streets of El Toro trying not to get trampled by the Bulls (big red dice) and trying to end up in favorable locations at the end of town.

The game is played over 3 “Days” (rounds) and the same process is followed each round. The player with the most points after 3 rounds is the winner.