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Black Fleet – Pirate fun for the family

Avast mateys!

It’s time for another pirate game review.

But don’t think Black Fleet is just another pirate game. Because Black Fleet is more than that – it’s an awesome pirate game for families.

In Black Fleet players get to play both Pirate AND Merchant!

And that’s not all.
Players also get to take on the role of the Navy – keeping the seas free of scoundrel pirates.


127 Games Played in 2014!

Dominion card game

Now that we’ve rolled into 2015, it’s time to look back over all the board games, card games, and party games I’ve played during the past year.

For 2014, I’ve played 127 different games!

While 61 of those games (48%) are just single plays, that means I’ve played 52% of those games at least a couple times.

And just because I’ve only played a game once, doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. There are plenty of those 61 games that I’d love to play many times.


Choice Words party game review

Choice Words party game

The recent holidays have been great for get-togethers with family and friends. It’s always fun to hang out, relax, and catch up with each other. It’s also a great time for pulling out party games. One of the new party games we enjoyed playing over the holidays was Choice Words by MindWare. Everyone in our family gives […]


6 Tips for Learning a New Board Game

Black Fleet board game rulebook

As reviewers, we’re constantly getting new games to figure out and play. And we did get a bunch of new board games for Christmas and have played all but one so far.

Over the last 5 years we’ve posted reviews of 250+ board games, cards games, and party games. Which means we’ve also played a bunch more than that.

So we can attest that some games definitely take more work to figure out than others.


Munchkin Panic board game review

Munchkin Panic board game

One of our favorite cooperative board games is Castle Panic – a game where players feel the pressure to defend their castle from marauding monsters from the very first turn.

As soon as the game starts, the monsters are quickly upon you. Castle Panic is one of the first video reviews we posted (5 years ago) – and still holds up as a fantastic cooperative board game families can enjoy together.

So when we heard Fireside Games was publishing Munchkin Panic, we were super eager to check it out as well.

Having played from the various backgrounds now, we can make the claim for those both familiar and unfamiliar with Munchkin – Munchkin Panic is a game you’ll enjoy.


Having a great time with new board games

Black Fleet board game

We’ve had a blast playing a bunch of new board games that we got for Christmas.

The extended time off from work and school is a great time for playing games – and we’re taking full advantage of it.

This Christmas we had 11 board games under our tree!


Great Games for Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffer games

With only a few days left before Christmas, you may be in a frantic rush to finish your shopping for gifts for friends and family.

Hopefully you’ve already selected some meaningful gifts to give. And now you’re just looking for a few little things that you can add to Christmas Stockings for your kids.

Here are a few games that make great Christmas Stocking Stuffers.


Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game – an immersive cooperative game

Battlestar Galactica: the board game

It’s a semi-cooperative game where we all work together to achieve victory…except for the traitors. And there will be traitors. Hidden traitors. Some that may not even know they’re traitors until midway through the game. It’s awesome.


50% off Board Games Today Only!

Takenoko board game

We just saw that Amazon’s Deal of the Day today (Tuesday 12/16) is on Board Games! That means for today only you can get select board games for 50% off! Don’t be skeptical of the word “select” because the list includes some fantastic games:


1 Million YouTube Views!!

family board games

Last month our board game videos reviews surpassed 1 Million total views!

We’re only getting around to writing about it now because of the other reviews and articles that we’ve been posting about the last few week.

But now it’s time to celebrate!

Hitting 1 million total video views is an amazing accomplishment that we’re super excited about. And of course it’s not stopping now. Since the day we hit the mark we’ve had another 30,000 views.

As of this writing, our total views are at 1,034,452!