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Picking fruit from its natural source can be hard work; but when done with family and friends it can be a very enjoyable experience.
In HABA’s First Orchard, part of the My Very First Games series, you get to tap into the fun aspect of picking fruit as a family.
It’s a promising theme, but does this children’s game deliver the fun?
Last weekend I spent many, many fun hours playing board games at our local board game convention — SaltCon. And once again, SaltCon reached record attendance — hitting 1,359! Not too shabby for just being the 9th year. This year SaltCon was extended one day so those wish to play a lot of games would have […]
To be honest, when I first saw Hive Mind in the Calliope Games booth at Gen Con 2016 I didn’t think too much of it. From the outside, it looked like a children’s game that the everyone in our family would have outgrown.
However, after getting a copy from Calliope Games and giving it a shot, I’ve completely changed my tune!
Playing Hive Mind has been a lot of fun!
Kids love to play pretend.
One of the many scenarios I commonly find my daughter pretending is being a princess.
She loves to dress up and have us play together.
In Action Princesses by Haywire Group, she can take control of a princess and together we can save her castle from a “mean ‘ol dragon” all while dancing, laughing and acting silly.
How quick are you at pattern recognition and puzzle solving?
You’ll get to find out in Match Madness by FoxMind.
In Match Madness players race to solve patterns using their set of colorful, chunky blocks.
Because there are varying difficulty levels of the patterns, it’s a fun game the whole family can enjoy playing together.
Do your kids love pop-up books?
You know, the ones that have cool features that fold out as you turn the pages through a story book?
Well now you and your kids can play a fun press-your-luck board game that has a pop-up game board as the central feature.
The game is called Mythe and it’s from Passport Game Studios and LudiCreations.
I came across the game at Gen Con 2016 and thought it looked like a great family game that even young kids can enjoy.
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away.
So there’s no time to waste in finding something to give your sweetheart.
Of course, if you’re on this board game site, odds are high that you’re looking for something game related.
With that in mind, here are 12 suggestions of fun board games and cards games to play with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Do you ever wish you had a wish-granting genie?
I’m sure we’ve all let ourselves get carried away with imagining a genie magically appearing and granting us 3 wishes.
What would we wish for? Would it be fame and fortune? Or would you go straight for world peace?
In the recently released card game, 3 Wishes, by Passport Studios you may have a chance to get all 3.
Have you ever dreamed of being a colorful unicorn bouncing from cloud to cloud and sliding down rainbows while collecting pink cloud crystals?
You may not have. But if you have a young daughter, chances are high that she’s had such a dream.
With HABA’s Unicorn Glitterluck you can now make that dream a reality!
No doubt it’s super cute. But is it worth having on your game shelves?
What are the Best Board Games of 2016 for families?
After playing more than 180 different games in 2016 we’re ready to make the call.
Total number of game plays = 449
Total number of new games played = 131
That’s right, I played about as many “new to me” games in 2016 as I did total games in 2015.
We also posted 57 game reviews during 2016 – the most we’ve ever done in 1 year!
Here are the 7 games we consider the best board games of 2016.