Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

Brooke loves Clue: Harry Potter edition

Clue: Harry Potter board game

If we were to ask readers to name the most popular board games in the world, we imagine the game Clue would be in the top 5. The list would probably include Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, and Clue. As such, we most likely don’t need to introduce you to Clue. However, we do want to tell you […]


What’s a MOD X?

MOD X board game

MOD X scores very well on our “let’s play again” game meter for a few reasons.

For starters, even though the game is a mental challenge, it doesn’t take long to play. There also isn’t much in the way of game set up. So it’s really easy when one games ends to dive right into playing another.

Also, the back and forth nature of the scoring usually results in close games. So the player or players who get edged out in the end are anxious to give it another go.

And lastly, because it’s fun!


And Then There Were 2

Jaden mission

On Wednesday, Jaden headed out on his 2-year mission to serve the people in Singapore and Malaysia!

He’s been looking forward to this day for so long and it’s so exciting that it’s finally here.

He was all smiles as we dropped him off at the Missionary Training Center where he would spend the next couple months learning Mandarin Chinese before making his way to Singapore.

In fact, everyone was all smiles.

There’s not doubt it’s an emotional moment.


Chocoly – playing with chocolate!

Chocoly board game

Grab yourself a tasty chocolate bar, sit back, and enjoy it while you read our review of Chocoly by FoxMind. Because, as the name implies, this family board game is about chocolate. And we love chocolate! We also love tile-laying board games. And that’s exactly what Chocoly is! We enjoy playing tile-laying games because we get […]


Gen Con 2016 Game Publisher Interviews

Gen Con 2016

Earlier this week I shared an overview of my first Gen Con experience.

I had a great time being immersed in the spectacle of so much gaming goodness. But without a doubt, the best part for me was meeting with people I’ve only interacted with via email and online for so many years.

And many of these were board game publishers with fun games that we’ve done reviews of.

If you’d like to jump to a video interview of one of these fabulous game publishers, simply click on their name in the list below.


Had a blast at Gen Con 2016!

Gen Con 2016

Last week marked a big first for me — my first Gen Con experience! I’ve wanted to go to Gen Con for a number of years and my wish finally came true! It’s the biggest gaming event in North America with 4 straight days of gaming goodness. No matter your gaming interest, there’s something for […]


Karuba – Fun Family Jungle Exploring

Karuba board game

It’s time for your family to venture off on an exploration through dense jungles in search of long-lost treasure.

Join the expedition in Karuba!

Karuba is a fun tile-laying game that’s been a hit in our family. And we think it will be a hit with yours as well.


Star Trek Panic is a blast!

Star Trek Panic board game box

I can still clearly remember the first time we played Castle Panic.

From the very first turn, the monsters streamed from the forest and wrecked havoc on our castle walls and towers. We were on the defensive immediately and it never seemed to let up.

It was awesome!

So when given the chance to play the just-released Star Trek Panic, we didn’t hesitate a second.

And we’re so happy we did — because Star Trek Panic is a blast!


Time to get some Mow Money!

Mow Money board game

In Mow Money, a new family board game from Mayday Games, everyone in the family can try taking a fledgling landscaping business to greatness.

Have you got what it takes to take your neighborhood business to the top?


It’s fun to Bring Your Own Book

Bring Your Own Book family game

We’ve always enjoyed reading books in our family.

Jaden and Caleb in particular absolutely devour books. I don’t know where they got their ability to speed-read, but they read circles around me.

So when we got a recently released game from Gamewright that involves books, we were anxious to play it.

And now that we’ve played it, we can confirm that Bring Your Own Book is a fantastic game for families.