Archive for the ‘Board Games’ Category

Rubik’s Race and other puzzle challenges

Rubik's Race board game box

Earlier this year, Caleb noticed a Rubik’s Cube on one of our shelves and set out to solve it.

The colorful puzzle cube captured all his attention for quite some time. Before long he had figured it out and was challenging us to mix it up “harder” to see how long it would take him to solve it.

On average he was solving it in 1 minute 10 seconds. And like you’d imagine, he loved getting under 1 minute.

So when we saw a game called Rubik’s Race, of course we were interested.

 

Playing with marbles is fun in Potion Explosion

Potion Explosion board game

Games and toys are made to be fun.

After all, having fun is why we get together with friends and family to play games. And kids love playing with toys because they’re fun.

So when we see a game with a big toy factor to it, we naturally tend to think it’s going to be fun.

Such is the case with Potion Explosion. The game has a big toy factor that revolves around playing with marbles!

 

Codenames: Pictures is better than the original

Codenames: Pictures card game

Codenames became an almost instant hit with our family when we got it. It quickly achieved a place among our Family Favorite Board Games.

So when we first heard a new version of Codenames was being published using pictures, we thought it sounded ridiculous. After all, how could Czech Games Edition improve upon the original Codenames?

Boy, am I glad we were wrong!

Because we’ve found that we actually like Codenames: Pictures more than the original!

 

Scythe Factory is a great addition

Scythe Factory Meeple Realty game insert

When you’ve got something you love, you want to treat it with care.

The same holds true for board games.

Rather than having cool game pieces get banged around inside the game box, more and more people are now buying game inserts to organize the components in games they love.

This rise in demand has also fueled in increase in the options and quality of such inserts.

And today we’d like to introduce you to such a quality insert from Meeple Realty — Scythe Factory.

 

Top 10 Board Games of All Time

Top 10 Board Games

This time of year, many board game video reviewers run through their Top 100 Games of All Time. With thousands of new and fun board games being published every year, these reviewers take time to adjust their lists and publish an update to their Top 100 games. While we haven’t gone so far as to […]

 

Digital Board Games just keep coming!

Colt Express app

We know one of the great reasons to play board games is the social interaction.

Sitting down at a table face-to-face and engaging in a shared activity with family and friends is a lot of fun.

There’s also a great tactile element of fun to playing board games in moving items and cards around the table or on a board.

But it’s hard to ignore the tons of fun board games and card games that are now being published in digital form.

 

Loony Quest – Count us in for loony!

Loony Quest board game

It’s time for a closer look at one of the games we included in our Game Gift Guide this year – Loony Quest.

We reviewed a predecessor to it last year called Doodle Quest and also included it in our 2015 Board Game Gift Guide.

While Doodle Quest is a fun drawing game and great for practicing spatial perception skills, Loony Quest amps up both the fun and the skill level to great effect.

And Loony Quest much better deserves its title of “Quest”.

 

More Broken Token Game Inserts

The Broken Token Cosmic Encounter box organizer

Last month we shared our thoughts about the 7 Wonders box organizer from The Broken Token.

Well, today we’re back with even more organizing goodness from The Broken Token.

But this time we’re going out of this world… looking at the organizers for both Cosmic Encounter and Among the Stars.

Right off the bat I’ll let you know that The Broken Token box organizers are the easiest of all the wooden box organizers / game inserts we’ve put together.

 

Board Game Gift Guide 2016!

Board Game Gift Guide 2016

Once again it’s time for our annual Board Game Gift Guide!

The time of year when we share a bunch of ideas for fun games you can get your family and friends.

This year we’ve got a list of 42 fun board games, dice games, party games, and more.

 

KLASK Board Game Review & Giveaway

KLASK board game

Growing up I loved going over to my friend’s house to play air hockey. I always thought it was so cool that he had an air hockey table. And I longed for the day when I’d be able to get my own air hockey table.

Well, I still don’t have an air hockey table.

But I do have plenty of other things to play with my kids.

And now this includes what I like to imagine as our mini air hockey table – KLASK.