Archive for the ‘Family Games’ Category

Loony Quest – Count us in for loony!

Loony Quest board game

It’s time for a closer look at one of the games we included in our Game Gift Guide this year – Loony Quest.

We reviewed a predecessor to it last year called Doodle Quest and also included it in our 2015 Board Game Gift Guide.

While Doodle Quest is a fun drawing game and great for practicing spatial perception skills, Loony Quest amps up both the fun and the skill level to great effect.

And Loony Quest much better deserves its title of “Quest”.


Board Game Gift Guide 2016!

Board Game Gift Guide 2016

Once again it’s time for our annual Board Game Gift Guide!

The time of year when we share a bunch of ideas for fun games you can get your family and friends.

This year we’ve got a list of 42 fun board games, dice games, party games, and more.


KLASK Board Game Review & Giveaway

KLASK board game

Growing up I loved going over to my friend’s house to play air hockey. I always thought it was so cool that he had an air hockey table. And I longed for the day when I’d be able to get my own air hockey table.

Well, I still don’t have an air hockey table.

But I do have plenty of other things to play with my kids.

And now this includes what I like to imagine as our mini air hockey table – KLASK.


Our Favorite Family Board Games A to Z

Zooloretto board game

This time of year it’s popular among board game reviews to list their Top 100 games of all time.

However, we don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. Instead, we’re trying a new guideline for our favorite board games list.

We’ve narrowed our list down to our favorite games starting with each letter of the alphabet.

That’s right. It’s time to reveal our favorite family board games from A to Z!


Head to head fun in Jukem Sports Card Games

Jukem Sports Card Game

Sports are very popular themes for board games and card games.

Today we’re reviewing 3 such games by the Haywire Group: Jukem Football, Jukem Basketball, and Jukem Soccer.

As you’d guess from the titles, these 3 games share many common traits.

Yet the game experiences are distinct between the games.

See our breakdown of each game to find out for yourself.


Quixo board game review & giveaway!

Quixo board game

Gathering the whole family together to play a fun board game is a great way to spend an evening. However, in today’s hustle and bustle world that can sometimes prove difficult. With school and extracurricular activities competing for our time, it can be difficult to gather the whole family together for games. Luckily, there are plenty […]


Speechless = fun charades without talking

Speechless party game

In Speechless, players all take their turn at acting. However, when it’s a player’s turn, they have a limited time to act out 6 words for everyone else to guess.

Instead of shouting out answers, each player has a dry erase board with 6 lines. They only write down a single word for each thing the person acts out.

So instead of getting closer and closer to the right words by elimination, players just make their best guess and move on.

After the timer runs out, the actor reads the words they were acting out and the other players score their answers.


Broken Token box organizers are fantastic!

The Broken Token game insert

With so many board games in our game closet, we’re always looking for ways to organize our games to save space.

Some of the culprits that take up shelf space are game expansions.

When the games we love come out with game expansions, what are we to do?

Enter The Broken Token box organizers!


Fun Adventures in Legends of Andor

Legends of Andor board game

Are you ready to venture forth with your band of heroes to rid the land of invading creatures and complete dangerous quests?

Then gather your band and dive into the Legends of Andor cooperative board game!

In Legends of Andor, players work together to beat the game over the course of 5 unique scenarios that are revealed through an advancing narrative.


Storytelling Fun with StoryLine: Fairy Tales

StoryLine: Fairy Tale storytelling card game

In StoryLine: Fairy Tales, players collectively create a fairy tale as they contribute cards to the progressive story.

The players who contribute the most creative responses along the way will claim point tokens which will ultimately determine the winner.

But in a game like this, points feel ancillary, because the joy is in the journey.