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Now Boarding board game preview

Now Boarding board game

Take on the role of pilots and get everyone where they want to go.

There are some people who don’t like flying in airplanes, but I’m not one of them.

I love to fly!

I can kick back, relax, and let the pilot do his job while I stare out the window at the world from 30,000 ft.

Rarely do I wonder how the pilot or the airline sees the world.

Well, in Now Boarding by Tim Fowers the table has turned.

Now I get to be on the stressful side of the equation trying to get passengers from point A to B without them complaining.

The good news is that I’m not in it alone!

Now Boarding is a cooperative board game where players work together as pilots to get passengers to their final destinations before they get too angry.

The added twist to this cooperative game is that all players take all their turns at the same time!

Have you got what it takes to get everyone where they want to go?

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Game Toppers – Every table is a game table

Game ToppersOne of the tell-tale signs of a growing industry is the amount of ancillary products that follow. And since the board game industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last two decades, the amount of accessory products have blossomed as well.

You’ve probably seen a number of our reviews of game box organizers and inserts. They’re a slick way to keep all your game components from rattling around in the game box.

Those are low ticket items compared to another big trend – custom gaming tables.

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Be the legend of the junkyard in Trash War

Trash War card game

Is Trash War a box of garbage or fun?

“What goes on in junkyards when nobody is around?”

“After the metal crushers shut down and the land movers roll back into their hanger, after the underpaid employees clock out and call it a night, that’s when the knights arrive, dressed in shimmering armor, impassioned with chivalry and a taste for war. It is in the junkyards where these warriors find the tools for battle. And in the landfills, legends are born.”

So says the introductory text to the card game Trash War by Quirky Engine Entertainment.

We don’t know much about legendary junkyard knights, but we do know it’s fun tossing trash at your opponents’ fortress walls.

And in this case, it means tossing all sorts of junkyard item cards onto the other players’ wall cards to knock them out of the game before your own walls fall.

From toasters and TV’s to moldy sardines and X-ray machines, all sorts of items are flying around the junkyard in Trash War.

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The new Word on the Street game review

Word on the Street board game

A new version of Word on the Street has arrived.

When we started reviewing family board games in 2009 a word game was published that we really loved – Word on the Street by Out of the Box Games.

Not being huge games of word games like Scrabble and Bananagrams, we were pleasantly surprised by Word on the Street. Since it’s a team game we especially found it to be a great party game and love playing guys vs. gals at our couples game nights.

Out of the Box Games also published Word on the Street Junior and later an expansion for the original game.

They’d also run life size versions of the game at board game conventions. They even played a humongous game of Word on the Street during halftime at a BYU football game 5 years ago.

Unfortunately, Out of the Box Games is no longer around.

Fortunately though, Educational Insights is now publishing a new version of Word on the Street!

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Pass the Pigs: Big Pigs game review

Pass the Big Pigs game

Pass the Pigs: Big Pigs supersizes the fun.

Have you ever felt the urge to throw a pig?

That’s okay, because not many other people have either.

Regardless of whether you’ve felt that urge or not, you and your family can enjoy throwing foam pigs around in Pass the Pigs: Big Pigs!

In 1977, a game came out called Pass the Pigs where players would roll plastic pigs for points. Well, this latest iteration of the game by Winning Moves Games bumps the game up a level. Or maybe we should say 100 levels. Because these pigs look 100 times larger than the original.

The game play hasn’t changed at all, but we think the fun has.

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Is Game of Trains just Rack-O on rails?

Game of Trains card game

Game of Trains is a family card game similar to Rack-O.

Rack-O has been a favorite family card game of ours for a long time. It’s a simple game of getting your secret rack of cards in ascending numerical order while also messing with the other players’ cards to slow them down.

The Game of Trains, a new card game by Brain Games, reminds us a lot of Rack-O.

The good news is that’s Game of Trains is still different enough to deliver its own unique fun.

We’ll give you a quick rundown of how to play the game, why it’s a good family card game, as well as what we like about its uniqueness.

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National Boy Scout Jamboree

My home for 10 days at the Jamboree.

It’s been a couple weeks since we last posted a game review.

The reason is that Caleb and I have been at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia for the last couple weeks.

We’ve been having a great time wearing ourselves out with so many fun activities.

We even ran into folks from North Star Games there demoing Happy Salmon. (Just can’t get away from games.)

We’re almost wrapped up and back home. The Jamboree has ended but we’re still touring historical sites with our Jamboree troop. So look forward to more reviews coming up (we have plenty in the queue).

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Problem Picnic Game Review & Giveaway

Problem Picnic board game

In Problem Picnic, you get to be the ants!

Summertime is a wonderful time to have lots of picnics.

And what would a picnic be without ants?

Well, in Problem Picnic: Attack of the Ants by Kids Table Board Gaming you get to play the part of the ants!

In the game, players are ant colonies trying to steal the best plates of food from a picnic.

The player that best organizes their collected food to meet the scoring objectives will be the best ant colony around!

With plenty of dice rolling and good collecting, Problem Picnic includes a mix of luck and strategy that’s just right for family play.

Plus, Kids Table Board Gaming is giving away a copy of Problem Picnic to a lucky reader of our review!

Problem Picnic board game

Let’s get this picnic started!

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