Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

Munchkin Panic board game review

Munchkin Panic board game

One of our favorite cooperative board games is Castle Panic – a game where players feel the pressure to defend their castle from marauding monsters from the very first turn.

As soon as the game starts, the monsters are quickly upon you. Castle Panic is one of the first video reviews we posted (5 years ago) – and still holds up as a fantastic cooperative board game families can enjoy together.

So when we heard Fireside Games was publishing Munchkin Panic, we were super eager to check it out as well.

Having played from the various backgrounds now, we can make the claim for those both familiar and unfamiliar with Munchkin – Munchkin Panic is a game you’ll enjoy.


Having a great time with new board games

Black Fleet board game

We’ve had a blast playing a bunch of new board games that we got for Christmas.

The extended time off from work and school is a great time for playing games – and we’re taking full advantage of it.

This Christmas we had 11 board games under our tree!


Great Games for Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffer games

With only a few days left before Christmas, you may be in a frantic rush to finish your shopping for gifts for friends and family.

Hopefully you’ve already selected some meaningful gifts to give. And now you’re just looking for a few little things that you can add to Christmas Stockings for your kids.

Here are a few games that make great Christmas Stocking Stuffers.


Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game – an immersive cooperative game

Battlestar Galactica: the board game

It’s a semi-cooperative game where we all work together to achieve victory…except for the traitors. And there will be traitors. Hidden traitors. Some that may not even know they’re traitors until midway through the game. It’s awesome.


50% off Board Games Today Only!

Takenoko board game

We just saw that Amazon’s Deal of the Day today (Tuesday 12/16) is on Board Games! That means for today only you can get select board games for 50% off! Don’t be skeptical of the word “select” because the list includes some fantastic games:


1 Million YouTube Views!!

family board games

Last month our board game videos reviews surpassed 1 Million total views!

We’re only getting around to writing about it now because of the other reviews and articles that we’ve been posting about the last few week.

But now it’s time to celebrate!

Hitting 1 million total video views is an amazing accomplishment that we’re super excited about. And of course it’s not stopping now. Since the day we hit the mark we’ve had another 30,000 views.

As of this writing, our total views are at 1,034,452!


Game Night Games Top 5 Board Game Recommendations

Top 5 Board Game recommendations

Last week we received the annual Holiday Gift Guide mailer from a great board game store in our area – Game Night Games.

I always love seeing what they include in their mailer and this year they included a number of Top 5 Games lists. So I thought it would be great to share their recommendations.

Why? Because this is their “day job”.

They’re dealing with customers every day, all day and they know what people are most interested in buying and playing. So it’s always a fun activity to see what they list.


Takenoko – Your bamboo garden awaits

Takenoko board game

Have you ever wanted to be a bamboo gardener?
If so, then we’ve got the perfect board game for you!

Ok – so we don’t think you’ve really ever thought of being a bamboo gardener. But we’ve still got a great family board game for you… Takenoko.

Takenoko is a fun family board game where players build a bamboo garden – with the most colorful bamboo you’ve seen.


Build your own Zoo in Zooloretto

Zooloretto board game

We haven’t met a kid yet who doesn’t love going to the zoo. It’s fun seeing the wide variety of animals that you can see at a zoo.

So what could be better than a family board game where kids get to build and manage their own zoo!

In Zooloretto, players collect sets of animals and place them in their zoo to score points. The player who does the best job managing the animals in their zoo will be crowned the king of the zoos.


Gravity Maze – Fun 3D Puzzle Game

Gravity Maze puzzle game

When I first heard about Gravity Maze earlier this year, I thought it would be a game that our youngest son, Caleb, would really enjoy.

He loves games that makes him think and he loves a challenge. He also really likes doing some things on his own – like solving puzzles.

So I really shouldn’t be surprised that he gives Gravity Maze one of his highest ratings.