Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

5 Fun Games for You and Your Valentine

Codenames Duet card game

It’s fun to play games with your kids. But it’s also nice to get in some games without the kids as well.

That’s why today we’re going to focus on just you and your sweetheart!

Here are 5 fun 2-player games you can enjoy together.


It’s a tribe battle for supremacy in Ethnos

Ethnos board game

“In the faraway land of Ethnos, a new Age is dawning. The ashes of the old Age have left the Six Kingdoms empty and the twelve Tribes scattered to the winds. Now is the time for a clever leader to unite them into a powerful alliance, skillfully using the unique talents of each Tribe to […]


Time to divide the Spoils of War

Spoils of War dice game

The first time I saw a version of Liar’s Dice was in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Will challenges Davy Jones to a game aboard the Flying Dutchman to find the location of the key to the Dead Man’s Chest.

With it being such a common game, you’d think I would have encountered it long before seeing that movie. But I hadn’t.

Since then though, I’ve come across a number of iterations of Liar’s Dice.

The latest iteration of the game was published last year by Arcane Wonders called Spoils of War.


Top 5 Family Board Games of 2017

Go Nuts for Donuts card game

Happy 2018!!

Ok, so we may be a little late on wishing everyone a Happy New Year since we’re already 3 weeks into 2018. But we still wish you a great new year!

Now let’s get on with which family board games, published in 2017, we’ve enjoyed the most as a family…


Clue: The Legend of Zelda board game review

Clue The Legend of Zelda board game

Normally we’d stay clear of various themed versions of popular board games like Clue. However, there are a few instances where we make exceptions. And this is one of those times!

Why? First of all, because our family loves playing Clue. And second, because all the guys in our family are HUGE Legend of Zelda fans!

Clue: The Legend of Zelda is a keeper for us and we’re happy to tell you why.


Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City adds a lot more variety to an already fun game

Machi Koro Bright Lights Big City card game

Machi Koro is a family card and dice game where players compete to build their cities to become the largest in the region. Players do this by rolling dice, collecting money, buying Establishments, and building Landmarks in their city. The first player to complete all of their Landmarks wins the game.

The exact same thing can be said for Machi Koro: Bright Lights, Big City.

So why do we like this new game so much more?

We’re happy to tell you why.


Codenames: Disney Family Edition board game review

Codenames Disney board game

One of our most played games both last year and this year has been Codenames.

Well, I should clarify that last year it was the original Codenames and this year it’s been Codenames: Pictures.

But that’s not all because Czech Games and USAopoly also recently published Codenames: Disney Family Edition!

The big question then is, “is it a good game?”


Race to the top in Dicey Peaks

Dicey Peaks

As I look out our front window at the snowy peaks along the Wasatch Range, I’m sure glad there aren’t any Yetis around here. Because if there were, it would make our winter snowshoeing in the mountains a bit more treacherous.

My opinion is quite different when it comes to Yetis in the new, fun dice game Dicey Peaks by Calliope Games. Bring on the Yetis!


Have fun shooting lasers in Khet!

Khet board game box

How would you like to play a board game with lasers? Ask that of any kid and I bet you’d get a quick and resounding, “Yes!” In fact, ask any adult and you’re likely to get the same response. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get with Khet! In Khet, 2 players face off bouncing lasers […]


Like UNO? Try Piña Pirata

Piña Pirata card game

One of the most popular games on the planet is UNO. Everyone knows how to play UNO.

Of course, many people also like to mix it up a bit and throw in their own house rules to the game.

If you’re one of those people who like the simplicity of UNO, but also wish there was a bit more to it, you’re in luck.

Today we’re reviewing a game that’s like UNO with a twist. It’s call Piña Pirata by iello!