Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

Can’t Wait: Pandemic Legacy!

Pandemic Legacy board game

The game that’s now at the top of my Want List is Pandemic Legacy!

It’s been talked about for a long time and now it’s a reality!

Pandemic Legacy was released at Spiel Essen 2015 is now available for purchase. If you too have been waiting it’s release, it’s time to grab a copy.


Spies everywhere: Inkognito the board game

Inkognito board game

Earlier this year, we posted our review of Inkognito the card game. It’s a quick deduction game we really enjoy. At the end of our review, we mentioned Inkognito the board game but couldn’t share our take on it because we’d never played it. But, that was then… Thanks to Ares Games sending us a copy […]


Lift Off board game review

Lift Off, Get Me Off This Planet family board game

If you were told that your alien planet was about to explode, what would you do? Would you devise any means necessary to get yourself and your buddies off that planet? We’re sure you’d try to. Well, now you can give it your best shot in Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet! by Pencil First Games. […]


Ubongo – A game mom loves too!

Ubongo board game

The only video game mom has enjoyed is Tetris.

This goes way back to the day of the first Nintendo Gameboy system. She’ll laughingly admit that Tetris was an addiction. She played it so much as a teenager that when she’d see road signs while driving, her mind would try to fit them into a Tetris grid. And her heart rate would jump if they wouldn’t fit!

It’s one of those family stories we always laugh about.

While those days have faded, the enjoyment of playing games with “Tetris-shaped” pieces remains.

So when I saw Ubongo by Thames & Kosmos, I had a strong hunch that it would be a game she’d love.

And sure enough, Ubongo has been a hit with our family and especially mom.


Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion game review

Star Wars Empire vs Rebellion card game

Star Wars! Need I say more? That’s usually all it takes to get someone’s attention. With the Force Friday a couple weeks ago and Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out in 3 months, Star Wars is definitely on the minds of a lot of people. It’s safe to say you’ll be hearing Star Wars chatter for […]


Rustle up some cattle in Longhorn

Longhorn board game

It’s time to do some cattle rustling in the Old West!

So round up another outlaw and see which of you can steal the most valuable cattle and the most loot in Longhorn.

The Wild West is a pretty popular theme for all kinds of entertainment. There’s a wide range of movies and TV shows about the rough life out on the range.

But that’s not the only form of Wild West entertainment. Board game and card games get in on the action as well. And the latest one we’ve played from Blue Orange Games is a fun one – Longhorn!


Fluxx Dice Review

As if Fluxx wasn’t random enough, Looney Labs has gone and made it even more random with Fluxx Dice!

That’s right. The luck-filled game of Fluxx, where players are changing the rules and goals of the game the whole time now has an additional element of luck – dice.

This is a very short review because it’s a very small expansion game to add into your Fluxx games – no matter the version of Fluxx you’re playing.


Adventure Time Fluxx game review

Adventure Time Fluxx card game

When we first got copy copies of both Batman Fluxx and Adventure Time Fluxx, I thought for sure our boys would flock to Batman over Adventure Time Fluxx. But I was wrong.

I was quite surprised when they said Adventure Time Fluxx was the version they liked the most.

Maybe it was because the Adventure Time version put them in a silly mood. And being in a silly mood goes well with playing a Fluxx game.


Can You Name These 25 Games?

Board game closet

How well do you know your games?

Can you identify tabletop games by sight?

Take this short 25-question photo quiz to see how your recognition of board games, card games, dice games, and party games stacks up.

Hint: All of the correct answers are games that we’ve reviewed.

Go ahead and see how well you do.


92 Games Played So Far This Year

Ubongo board game

As we’re looking back on the fun times we’ve shared as a family this summer, I’ve also taken time to look back on my year in games. For the last few years, I’ve posted a mid-year report on the many board games and card games I’ve played. And while I may be a bit behind on my past trend, it’s better now than never.

So it’s time for a mid-year review of the games I’ve played – with highlights of the ones I’ve enjoyed the most.