Archive for the ‘Card Games’ Category
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 […]
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.
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.
Do you ever wish you had a wish-granting genie?
I’m sure we’ve all let ourselves get carried away with imagining a genie magically appearing and granting us 3 wishes.
What would we wish for? Would it be fame and fortune? Or would you go straight for world peace?
In the recently released card game, 3 Wishes, by Passport Studios you may have a chance to get all 3.
When we first heard about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, we got excited.
After all, we love cooperative games. We enjoy deck-building games. And we love Harry Potter!
So the thought of having all those elements combines into a game was wonderful to hear.
It also created very high expectations.
The big question was – could it live up to our high hopes?
Well, it’s time to find out…
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.
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!
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 […]
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.
Parents around the world all know what it’s like trying to get their kids to clean their rooms. It’s a constant battle we all go through.
And even when a child says their room is clean, all it takes is a peak under their bed or in their closet to see where they really stashed everything.
Well, we’ve got just the game for you – Garbage Day!
In Garbage Day, no one wants to take out the garbage or clean their room. So players try to see how much garbage they can get away with stacking on the growing pile or stashing in their rooms.