Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category
There must be a lot of Trivial Pursuit lovers in the world because there’s an excessive number of Trivial Pursuit versions of there. (Boardgamegeek.com has entries for more than 160 Trivial Pursuit game versions!) Or maybe it’s more like Monopoly – a lot of people have the game but it really just collects dust on […]
From all the stories we’ve read and movies we’ve watched, there’s a lot to being a good pirate. Navigating to vast oceans, conquering other ships, keeping your crew in line, and finding treasure to name a few.
And if you turn out to not be a very good pirate, the captain might make you walk the plank.
Yep, that’s what’s about to happen in this silly board game, Walk The Plank.
Now that we’ve rolled into 2014, we’re taking a look back at the best board games published 10 years ago – in 2004. This post is actually inspired by The Dice Tower podcast, of which we contribute to from time to time. If you’re familiar with The Dice Tower, you’ll know that they frequently look back on […]
I don’t know what you imagine when you first hear of a game named BraveRats, but we didn’t really know what to think.
BraveRats is actually a very quick 2-player card game duel. It’s based on …. And really could be themed in a variety of ways. For this version the game publisher, Blue Orange, has chosen a theme of two rival rat clans. (We always knew rats were up to something sinister.)
As we dive into a new year, I love to look back over the board games, card games, and party games I’ve played during the past year.
For 2013, I’ve played 125 different games!
Thanks to BoardGameGeek.com as well as the cool app for it, it’s so simple to record which board games I play. After playing a game, I’ll simply click on “Record a Play” and boom, it’s done. Then I can easily pull reports of all sorts to review the games I’ve played.
Small World Tales and Legends is a great expansion for the Small World board game!
With 54 Event cards, adding in Tales and Legends is a great way to heighten the fun.
Every round there’s some change to the game that you’ll have to adjust to if you want to come out victorious.
Christmas is a great time for getting/giving family board games. We had a number of games under our Christmas tree again this year. And the first game opened and played this year went to Curses – a party game with silliness included.
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation is one of our favorite board games! And the long-awaited reprint of the game is now available! We’re so excited – not because we’ll get another copy, but because everyone we’ve touted it to for so long can get a copy!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
So too is the value of a board game.
Having played a ton of different board games and card games, we can attest to the fact that not all board games are created equal. Some games are so compelling they’re hard to stop playing. Other games can’t end soon enough.
The value of a board game or card game can’t be judged on price or quality of the components alone.
Where do your board games spend most of their time?
Your answer is probably: “on a game shelf” or “in the closet”.
Most board games are found resting on game shelves and in closets. That’s where they go to sleep off the exertion from being played.
And that’s okay.
It’s best to keep most games stored away in their boxes. As much as they love to be played, at the end of the day, they like to keep their own little family (components) safely tucked in.
But that doesn’t mean EVERY game needs to be put away at the end of play.