Time’s Up! – Our Favorite Party Game

Time's Up! - Our favorite party game!

Tim and I used to play a lot of party games… and cards when we lived in San Diego. That’s before we were introduced to designer board games. You know, modern board games like Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Castles of Burgundy and a slew of others that have the names of the designers written on the cover like the author […]

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Kingdomino – A Puzzly Tile-Placement Game for the Whole Family

Kingdomino - A Puzzly Tile-Placement Game for the Whole Family

This month we’re hosting a Kingdomino organized play day at Here Be Books & Games. We have some cool promos to give way as prizes to participants, including: Dark Castles, Ice Castles, Princess Castles, Sand Castles and a Tile Tower. So, it seemed a good time to write a review of this quick, puzzly, tile placement, kingdom-building game by Bruno Cathala, published […]

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10 Games for Kids’ Easter Baskets

10 Games for Kids' Easter Baskets

Easter may fall on April Fool’s Day this year, but there’s nothing foolish about filling kids’ Easter Baskets with sugar-free treats like these 10 fun games the whole family can play. All of these games are small enough to fit in a regular-sized Easter Basket. Some even come packaged in sturdy tins that can go anywhere. All ten of these […]

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Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 – A Fresh and Exciting Pandemic Game

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 - A fresh new Pandemic game

Tim and I are really enjoying Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We loved Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 so much we played the campaign through twice (total of 34 games): once just the two of us and a second time with two other people. While Season 2 is a sequel – story-wise – to Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 you don’t have to have […]

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New Arrivals – August 2017

We’re still seeing lots of new summer arrivals. Here’s a quick run-down of our new offerings that are in stock now and a few games we’re expecting later this month. Lovecraft Letter It’s the 1920s, and the world is in a state of confusion following WWI. You and your friends find yourselves amidst mysterious events. You are surrounded by strange […]

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New Arrivals – June 2017

Sooo many new games have arrived in the last few weeks! Plus, we signed on with a new distributor who carries games we’ve long wanted to stock – games not carried by our primary distributors – which added even more games to the new arrival list. Here’s a quick run-down of our new offerings. All are in stock now! I’ve […]

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La Granja: No Siesta! – The lighter, dicier cousin

La Granja: No Siesta! - The lighter, dicier cousin

When I initially saw La Granja: No Siesta! on Board Game Geek, I thought it looked interesting. I enjoy short, light games with hard decisions as much as I enjoy my longer, more involved Euro strategy games. Unfortunately, in this case, I was a little turned off it after watching Rahdo Run Through it. It didn’t appear there were that […]

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Railroad Revolution – Specialized workers lend layers of complexity

Railroad Revolution - Specialized workers lend layers of complexity

I happened to watch part of a Rahdo Runs Through Video on Railroad Revolution a little while back. What intrigued me about the game was how the various types of workers could affect actions. So, when I saw an open copy on Ward’s shelf at Atlanta Game Fest, I snagged it, read the rules and conned my husband and a […]

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Century: Spice Road – If you like Splendor, you’ll love this!

Century: Spice Road - If you like Splendor, you'll love this!

I learned seven new games at Atlanta Game Fest (AGF). Four of them made it on to my want-to-own list: Century: Spice Road, Great Western Trail, Railroad Revolution and La Granja: No Siesta! I also got to play Jet Set with part of an expansion I own and part of another expansion I don’t. Both provided some new ways to […]

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Great Western Trail – Kansas City here I come!

Great Western Trail - Kansas City here I come!

I may not ride a horse any more, but I was born a cowgirl, so I was very excited when our friends Robyn and Dave suggested Great Western Trail. I even got to play it twice at Atlanta Game Fest! Great Western Trail is a medium to heavyweight Euro game. It took about half an hour to set it up […]

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Vegas Showdown – A Classic Bidding Game of Casino Building

Vegas Showdown - A Classic Bidding Game of Casino Building

Since Tim’s birthday is this month, I let him pick a game for me to run through and review. He chose a classic oldie, but goodie and one of my favorite games that I’m always willing to play: Vegas Showdown. Vegas Showdown, designed by Henry Stern, is a bidding game of casino building. You and your fellow players are competing […]

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Grand Austria Hotel – A dice-selection Euro game.

Grand Austria Hotel - a dice-selection Euro game. Game review by Tina McDuffie, The Glass Meeple.

I’m a fan of dicey Euro games. That is, games in which dice rolls determine your options for action – my husband calls this dice selection – and there’s some means to modify the dice results – though it may cost a bit. My favorite dicey Euro game of all time is Castles of Burgundy, which I still have yet […]

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191 New Things in Pokémon Go. Did you catch ’em all?

191 New Things in Pokémon Go. Did you catch 'em all?

Niantic added 191 new things in Pokémon Go as part of their 2/16/17 update to the popular exer-game. Did you catch ‘me all? To help see if you missed anything, we’ve detailed all 191 here in one handy list. Don’t worry, most of them are in groups, so it won’t take too long to read. 1 – 80. Gen 2 […]

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Hats Off! New Pokémon make Pokémon Go feel like a whole new world!

Hats Off! New Pokemon make Pokemon Go feel like a whole new world!

Yesterday morning I was feeling really bored by Pokémon Go. It’d been so long since I caught any new Pokémon, I was thinking of giving up the hunt. By late afternoon, however, everything changed when Niantic rocked the Pokémon Go world with a megaton update. It feels like a whole new world. The 1.27.2 update for Apple, 0.57.2 for Android, includes oodles […]

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Acquire 2016 – A 3D Plastic Reprint of the Classic Stock Market Game

Acquire 2016 - A 3D Plastic Reprint of the Classic Stock Market Game

I still remember the day my husband came into the house breathless with excitement. He’d found a pristine copy of the highly-rated and valued 1999 Avalon Hill version of Acquire at our local thrift store. He says he got tunnel vision, his heart was beating so hard with excitement when he found it, that all he could do was carry […]

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