Archive for the ‘Party Games’ Category

Time to divide the Spoils of War

Spoils of War dice game

The first time I saw a version of Liar’s Dice was in the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Will challenges Davy Jones to a game aboard the Flying Dutchman to find the location of the key to the Dead Man’s Chest.

With it being such a common game, you’d think I would have encountered it long before seeing that movie. But I hadn’t.

Since then though, I’ve come across a number of iterations of Liar’s Dice.

The latest iteration of the game was published last year by Arcane Wonders called Spoils of War.

 

Top 5 Family Board Games of 2017

Go Nuts for Donuts card game

Happy 2018!!

Ok, so we may be a little late on wishing everyone a Happy New Year since we’re already 3 weeks into 2018. But we still wish you a great new year!

Now let’s get on with which family board games, published in 2017, we’ve enjoyed the most as a family…

 

Codenames: Disney Family Edition board game review

Codenames Disney board game

One of our most played games both last year and this year has been Codenames.

Well, I should clarify that last year it was the original Codenames and this year it’s been Codenames: Pictures.

But that’s not all because Czech Games and USAopoly also recently published Codenames: Disney Family Edition!

The big question then is, “is it a good game?”

 

Great Board Game Inserts

Insert Here game insert King of Tokyo

With Christmas quickly approaching, many families are looking to get awesome family board games for their family to enjoy together. Like them, we’re also anticipating a number of new games under our Christmas tree this year. Yet with that happy thought, we also have another thought – where will we put them? With limited shelf space, we’re regularly looking for […]

 

Board Game Gift Guide 2017!

Dr Eureka board game

Are you ready to find some great board games for your family and friends?

It’s time again for our annual Board Game Gift Guide so you can find the perfect game gift!

This year’s Board Game Gift Guide includes 38 great game ideas!

 

Game Toppers full review

Game Toppers

A few weeks ago I shared a Q&A with Burky about the upcoming Game Toppers game tables.

Well, since then our Game Topper has arrived and we’ve played many games on it.

To cut to the chase, we love it!

 

Karuba’s game insert even speeds up play

Insert Here Karuba game insert

It’s time to put another game insert from Insert Here to the test.

You may already know we’re fans of foam core game inserts. Not only do they keep the game components nicely organized, they’re also very light. So there’s hardly any added weight to the game box.

It’s even better when the game insert itself helps the game function more smoothly.

Well, that’s what Rob Searing (Insert Here) has done with the custom game insert for Karuba!

 

Best Games of 2016! – The Dice Tower Awards

The Dice Tower Awards 2015

The best board games, card games, dice games, family games, and party games of 2016 have now been awarded!

The Dice Tower just announced the winners of the Dice Tower Awards — the annual crowing of the best board games published.

 

4 Fun Games for the 4th of July

4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Today, Americans all over the world are celebrating Independence Day.

We celebrate with family as we gather around barbecue grills with hamburgers and hot dogs and lots of trimmings on the side.
So we proudly say, Happy 4th of July!

If you’re gathering with family and friends today, here are our 4 top board game, card game, and party game suggestions for the 4th of July.

 

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.