Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

New York 1901 board game review

New York 1901 board game

New York 1901 is a fantastic family board game. It hits on all cylinders with engaging play, great components, and the right mix of luck and strategy for a family game.

Blue Orange Games has been creating great kids games for many years (Spot It, Doodle Quest, Brave Rats, Yamslam, Battle Sheep, Gobblet). And now they’ve created a fantastic light strategy game that the whole family can enjoy together.

We highly recommend New York 1901 for families all over the world.


Kahuna board game review

Kahuna board game

In Kahuna, 2 players compete over control of 12 islands in the Pacific.

But control may not last.

During the game, control of the islands may swing from one player to the other.

Do you have what it takes to become and remain the big Kahuna?

We recommend you find out.


Meat or Veggies? Battle it out in Foodfighters!

Foodfighters game

Foodfighters is a 2-player battle game where each player controls a team of food (meat vs. veggies) with the goal of knocking out three matching foods of the other team.

From the theme and cartoony artwork, you can easily tell this game is meant for family game play.

It’s a game that’s easy to learn and enjoyable to play.


Best Games of 2014! – The Dice Tower Awards

Star Wars: Imperial Assault

The best board games, card games, dice games, family games, and party games of 2014 have now been awarded!

With more than 3,000+ new games published in 2014, there’s never a shortage to choose from.

But don’t you fear! The 50+ top board game reviewers and podcasters around the world were up to the challenge.

And once again, we were happy to be a part of the selection and judging group.


1775: Rebellion – Control the Colonies

1775 Rebellion board game

This coming weekend is the 4th of July, when we’ll celebrate Independence Day in the US.

So it’s the perfect time to review a board game centered on the American Revolution – 1775: Rebellion.

As you’d expect, 1775: Rebellion is about battling for control of the original British colonies on the American continent.

We seen a lot of history-based games that provide a historical learning experience without delivering any fun. It’s as if their sole purpose is to teach history rather than provide a fun game experience. They just try to couch it in the form of a game.

But this isn’t the case with 1775: Rebellion. Because 1775: Rebellion is actually a very fun game!


Rhino Hero – Silly Fun Stacking game

Rhino Hero children's game

Have you ever wondered how high a rhinoceros could climb?

Well, neither have we.

Until we got a copy of Rhino Hero.

Now we try to push the limits to see how high that little Rhino can get.


Father’s Day – Dad’s New Favorite Games

The Board Game Family

This coming weekend is Father’s Day. It’s the day we give a big shout out to fathers everywhere. Kudos to all the great dads out there who are doing their best to raise their children to be solid contributors in the world. In years past, I’ve taken time over Father’s Day to write sentimental posts […]


Potion power – Apotheca game review

Apotheca game

Apotheca is a light strategy game where players compete to organize potions in the right ways and at the right times to best their opponents.

We very rarely preview upcoming games, but Apotheca interested us enough to take a closer look.

And we’re very happy that we did, because Apotheca is a fun family game that we recommend you check out as well.


Memoir ’44 Operation Overlord

Memoir '44 Operation Overlord board game

Operation Overlord is an expansion to Memoir ’44 that allows up to 8 players to join in a massive WWII battle in a team vs. team approach.

And it’s a lot of fun!

But is it as fun as the normal, 2-player game of Memoir ’44?

Let’s find out.


Animal Upon Animal is a fun Kids Game

Animal Upon Animal board game

Would you ever think of stacking a sheep on top of a porcupine?
Or how about piling a snake on top of a toucan?

Well, in Animal Upon Animal you’ll have the chance to do just that!

Gather the family and see how high you can stack all sorts of animals in this dexterity game by HABA.

Check out Caleb’s short video review of Animal Upon Animal to see if it looks like a good fit for your children.