Archive for the ‘Kid Games’ Category

Building water slides in Slide Blast is a blast!

Slide Blast board game

Ah, the joys of summer!

No school, no homework, and lots and lots of playing around.

What better way to enjoy a hot summer day than at a water park!

With various pools and lots of different water slides, water parks are a blast!

In Slide Blast, you get to build your own fun water slides. The longer the slide, the more points you’ll earn. You can also earn bonus points by helping other players extend their slide as well.

 

The GAME on Fire card game review

The Game card game

“Hey, how about we play The Game?”
“What game?”
“The Game?”
“Which game?”
“The Game!!”
“What are you talking about?”

If that sounds a lot like the Abbott and Costello gag about “Who’s on first?“, you’re not mistaken.

Naming aside, The Game is actually a pretty fun, light cooperative card game that’s great for families.

 

Get slap-happy with Happy Salmon

Happy Salmon party game

All the shouting, running around, and slapping of people playing Happy Salmon at the North Star Games booth at Gen Con 2016 easily caught my attention.

It’s a party-style game that has a way of pulling people in with its active and quick play.

In fact, reading our review of Happy Salmon may take longer than playing a game of Happy Salmon.

 

Braintopia is packed with fun challenges

Braintopia card game

One of the awesome benefits of playing family board games is the positive way it engages our minds.

From visual recognition and matching to deductive reasoning and strategic planning, there are a myriad of mental skills that board games engage.

A recently released game from Asmodee packs a real punch in getting players to exercise a ton of mental skills in a single game.

It’s time to exercise our brains in Braintopia!

 

Kulami board game review

Kulami board game

With a gazillion 2-player abstract board games available, it’s great to continue to find ones that offer unique game play and strike our fancy. And Kulami is one such game.

In 2013, Kulami was also a Mensa Select Winner along with Forbidden Desert (a family board game we also highly recommend).

Take a quick look and see if Kulami may be a great fit for your family as well.

 

Build your own kingdom in Kingdomino

Kingdomino board game

Kingdomino hits a sweet spot with its fun and unique tile-matching play.

If you’re familiar with our game reviews, you’ll know our family loves tile-laying games. We love building and watching landscapes grow as we play.

And Kingdomino is no exception. It’s a terrific tile-laying board game for families!

 

Best Board Games 2016 – Nominees are set!

The Dice Tower Awards

What are the best board games, card games, and dice games from 2016?

We may not be able to say yet because many are still yet to be played. But at least we know where to start.

That’s because the annual Dice Tower Award nominees are set.

 

Ubongo, Tokaido, Onirim, oh my!

Ubongo digital game

We take a look at 3 new board games and card games that have gone digital: Ubongo Puzzle Challenge, Tokaido, and Onirim.

All 3 offer their own unique experience.

Are you up for a Tetris-like spacial challenge, a peaceful oriental journey, or a dreamscape solitaire game?

 

Santorini rocks as a 2-player board game!

Santorini board game

Santorini gets a very hearty recommendation from us on being a great board game the whole family can enjoy.

It scores off the charts on our “let’s play again” game meter for many reasons.

The younger kids in your family will be drawn to the game because of how wonderful it looks and because they’ll get to play with building blocks to make a cool island city. But they’ll also discover that using their mind is super fun.

And adults will find an engaging level of depth in the game. There’s plenty to think about during a game that makes for a wonderful head-to-head challenge.

 

Get your game boxes in order

Insert Here game insert Scoville

Our experience with Insert Here game inserts have been fantastic.

One of the things we love the most about them is how light they are. Since they’re made of foam core material, they don’t add any weight to the game itself. And when you’re talking about a game with tons of components, no additional weight is a great thing.

Another element we love across the board with all their inserts is how quick it makes both game set up and take down.