Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

100 Best Board Games – What’s your vote?

Memoir '44 board game

“What’s your favorite board game?” When people find out that we review family board games, this is the first question they ask. If not that question exactly, then something along those lines. And I usually answer back with a question. Not because I’m being rude, but because the answer to my favorite board game depends […]

 

Scotland Yard is a great family board game

Scotland Yard family board game

A couple months ago we had a family reunion where, amongst other things, we played a ton of board games. And one of the board games we enjoyed the most was Scotland Yard. In our recap, we said we’d have to do a review soon because it’s such a good family board game. We’ll now […]

 

Back to School Board Games

The Board Game Family college

While we may be down 1 board game player, 1 board game reviewer, and our board game reviews video editor, that won’t stop our drive to tell everyone how great family game time can be.

Regardless of what grade your kids are heading into this year, there are plenty of fantastic board games and card games for you to play with them. Check out our short list of great games for different age ranges.

 

Star Wars Imperial Assault – count us in!

Star Wars Imperial Assault board game box

The announcement from GenCon that we’re most excited for came from Fantasy Flight Games about Star Wars Imperial Assault.
Star Wars Imperial Assault is going to be awesome!

The format of the game is just like another hit board game that the boys and I love playing – Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition.

Descent is set in a fantasy world where a group of heroes ventures out on a series of quests against a mighty overlord. As the campaigns progress, our characters and abilities become more powerful and we enjoy a lot of great strategic battles in dynamic quest maps.

So when we heard we’ll soon be able to battle in a similar manner in the Star Wars universe, how could we not get excited!

 

Game Design Merit Badge in action!

Game design merit badge

I don’t think I’ve anticipated working on a merit badge with as much enthusiasm as I have for the one we began tonight – Game Design!

Boy are these scouts in for a treat!

The Boy Scouts of America added the Game Design merit badge to the mix in March 2013. And I’ve been waiting for the chance to work on it with our scouts ever since.

 

Travel the world with Expedition: Famous Explorers

Expedition Famous Explorers board game

As we draw to the close of summer, many families are fondly looking back on their fun family vacations. Others are still trying to cram in a trip in the last weeks before kids head back to school. Whether it’s still to come or just happened, family vacations can be a blast. With a couple […]

 

King of New York – Can’t Wait!

King of New York board game

When we heard the game publisher, iello, was going to make King of New York, it was immediately added to our “games we can’t wait for” list.

The details on the release of King of New York are hush-hush for another week. The big promotion starts next week at GenCon (the largest board game convention in the US). So we’re really looking forward to hearing more soon.

But prior to that, we’ve got something special to share – an exclusive sneak peek at one of the cards: Broadway Star

 

Card Game Preview: Dead Man’s Draw

Dead Man's Draw card game

As you can see in the video, it’s a very quick playing game with simple choices. The most basic choice is simply – do you reveal and play another card or stash what you’ve played so far?

Press your luck too much and you’ll be saying goodbye to the treasure.

And in our experience, everyone in the family enjoys press-your-luck type games.

 

Best Games of 2013 – The Dice Tower Awards!

best board games

The best board games, card games, dice games, family games, and party games of 2013 have now been awarded!

With more than 3,000+ new games published in 2013, there were a ton to choose from.

But the 40+ top board game reviewers around the world were up to the challenge.

 

Which board games to play? Tough choice

family board games

This week we’re having a family reunion and I’m in charge of supplying the games.

Of course, supplying board games to play for the occasion isn’t a big surprise. It’s really something I do anyway whenever we get together with family.

The toughest question is which games to take…