Archive for the ‘Board Games’ Category

First Orchard brings back the fun in picking fruit

First Orchard children's board game

Picking fruit from its natural source can be hard work; but when done with family and friends it can be a very enjoyable experience.

In HABA’s First Orchard, part of the My Very First Games series, you get to tap into the fun aspect of picking fruit as a family.

It’s a promising theme, but does this children’s game deliver the fun?

 

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 […]

 

Hive Mind rewards thinking alike

Hive Mind board game

To be honest, when I first saw Hive Mind in the Calliope Games booth at Gen Con 2016 I didn’t think too much of it. From the outside, it looked like a children’s game that the everyone in our family would have outgrown.

However, after getting a copy from Calliope Games and giving it a shot, I’ve completely changed my tune!

Playing Hive Mind has been a lot of fun!

 

Acting silly in Action Princesses is encouraged!

Action Princesses children's game

Kids love to play pretend.

One of the many scenarios I commonly find my daughter pretending is being a princess.

She loves to dress up and have us play together.

In Action Princesses by Haywire Group, she can take control of a princess and together we can save her castle from a “mean ‘ol dragon” all while dancing, laughing and acting silly.

 

Match Madness is pattern-matching fun

Match Madness board game

How quick are you at pattern recognition and puzzle solving?

You’ll get to find out in Match Madness by FoxMind.

In Match Madness players race to solve patterns using their set of colorful, chunky blocks.

Because there are varying difficulty levels of the patterns, it’s a fun game the whole family can enjoy playing together.

 

America Trivia Party Game Review

America board game box

How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?
What’s the annual attendance at Disneyland?
People in which state listen to Christmas music the most?
When did Butch Cassidy form the Wild Bunch?
How many movies did Ronald Reagan appear in?

You may not know the answers to these questions. But that’s perfectly okay in the new trivia party game America by Bezier Games.

Because in America close counts!

 

Press Your Luck in Mythe

Mythe children's board game

Do your kids love pop-up books?

You know, the ones that have cool features that fold out as you turn the pages through a story book?

Well now you and your kids can play a fun press-your-luck board game that has a pop-up game board as the central feature.

The game is called Mythe and it’s from Passport Game Studios and LudiCreations.

I came across the game at Gen Con 2016 and thought it looked like a great family game that even young kids can enjoy.

 

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.

 

It’s all rainbows & unicorns playing Unicorn Glitterluck

Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Crystals children's board game

Have you ever dreamed of being a colorful unicorn bouncing from cloud to cloud and sliding down rainbows while collecting pink cloud crystals?

You may not have. But if you have a young daughter, chances are high that she’s had such a dream.

With HABA’s Unicorn Glitterluck you can now make that dream a reality!

No doubt it’s super cute. But is it worth having on your game shelves?

 

Crazy Karts is chaotic kart racing!

Crazy Karts board game

When I heard Crazy Karts from Portal Games was like Mario Kart in board game form, I could hardly contain my excitement. Now was our chance to battle it out on the table instead of the screen!

I finally bought a copy of Crazy Karts at the Portal Games booth at Gen Con 2016.And since the game can play up to 8 players, I wanted our first experience to be a full one – and a Guys Game Night was the perfect chance for it.

So now that we’ve taken Crazy Karts through its paces, the big question is – does it live up to my grand expectations?

Let’s see.