Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

Gravwell – gravity is your friend!

Board games are a great escape. They can take us away to distant times and places and throw us in contests with our friends and family. They can also drop us in a black hole with no fuel to get home! Welcome to Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension – where the only hope you […]


Best Board Games 2013 – Nominees are in!

Forbidden Desert board game

What are the best board games and card games from 2013? We don’t quite have that answer for you yet. But we do have the list of nominations. The annual Dice Tower Awards recognize the best board games published every year and it’s about that time again. While the award winners won’t be announced until […]


9 Funny-themed Board Games

Abandon Ship

Board games are all about fun!

That’s why funny themes can make board games a blast.

Here’s some of our favorite funny-themed board games that are great to play with your family.


Think Again – party game review

Think Again party game

Don’t you love it when you know the right answer in a trivia game?

When you hear a question that you actually know the right answer to, do you want to jump right out of your chair shouting out the answer?

Well, what if you played a trivia game where you know ALL the answers?
Would you have as much fun?

What if it were a game where the Right answer may be the Wrong response and cost you a point?


Careers – Classic board game I still love!

Today we go back in time to review a game that I, dad, absolutely love from my childhood – Careers!

After all these years, I still love the Careers board game! It’s a game from my childhood that opened my mind to the many possibilities in board games. And it still holds up as a great game!

Episodes #349 and #350 of The Dice Tower podcast that are out this week include segments from contributors where we were asked “What game from your childhood do you remember the most?”

I didn’t hesitate at all.



Had a blast at SaltCON!

This weekend was SaltCON – the annual board game convention in Utah, USA – and it was a blast!

Although the event runs for 3 days, I just attended on Friday and Saturday. And even though I ended up leaving earlier than I had anticipated Saturday evening, I left feeling very full.

Full from a lot of great game playing and full from meeting a bunch of new friends.

Overall, I played 16 different board games!


Jungle Ascent – Race to the treasure

Jungle Ascent is a fun family board game that young and old can enjoy together.

Like many jungle games, players compete to claim treasure. But unlike other jungle games where players have to find and uncover the treasure, in Jungle Ascent the treasure is out in the open.

It just happens to be perched at the top of a steep cliff.


Fluxx The Board Game – Less Random & Fun

Fluxx The Board Game

Fluxx The Board Game is a light, fun family board game with similar randomness to the Fluxx card games, but with a bit a strategy to boot. Who would have thought that Looney Labs could throw some strategy into their Fluxx games?


BANG! The Dice Game – Disappointed

Bang the Dice Game review

Our family loves BANG!

In fact BANG! is the card game that started us on this journey of reviewing fun family board games and card games in the fist place. This year will mark 5 years of reviewing games and BANG! is still one of our favorites.

So when BANG! The Dice Game came out, we immediately put it on our game wish list.


My Happy Farm game review

My Happy Farm board game

If your kids love cute farm animals, then it’s likely they’ll enjoy My Happy Farm.

Kids will love feeding their animals to make them grow. And while they’re making their animals happy, they’ll also be developing some great thinking skills. (But they don’t need to know that.)