Archive for the ‘Card Games’ Category

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle is great fun

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle card game

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…

 

Best Board Games of 2016

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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: 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!

 

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.

 

It’s Garbage Day! (and a Giveaway)

Garbage Day card game

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.

 

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.

 

Our Favorite Family Board Games A to Z

Zooloretto board game

This time of year it’s popular among board game reviews to list their Top 100 games of all time.

However, we don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. Instead, we’re trying a new guideline for our favorite board games list.

We’ve narrowed our list down to our favorite games starting with each letter of the alphabet.

That’s right. It’s time to reveal our favorite family board games from A to Z!

 

Head to head fun in Jukem Sports Card Games

Jukem Sports Card Game

Sports are very popular themes for board games and card games.

Today we’re reviewing 3 such games by the Haywire Group: Jukem Football, Jukem Basketball, and Jukem Soccer.

As you’d guess from the titles, these 3 games share many common traits.

Yet the game experiences are distinct between the games.

See our breakdown of each game to find out for yourself.

 

Broken Token box organizers are fantastic!

The Broken Token game insert

With so many board games in our game closet, we’re always looking for ways to organize our games to save space.

Some of the culprits that take up shelf space are game expansions.

When the games we love come out with game expansions, what are we to do?

Enter The Broken Token box organizers!