5 Activities to Distract Kids on a Rainy Day

5 Activities to Distract Kids on a Rainy Day

When the kids are full of energy, but it’s too wet to go outside, here are five activities they can simulate via board games. The kids can play most of these games by themselves, though you may need to give the young ones a little help to begin with. Defend the Castle The peace of your castle has been destroyed […]

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Stone Age: Anniversary – What’s New & Different

I love Stone Age. I’ve been looking forward to the new Limited Edition Stone Age: Anniversary for months now and have done quite a bit of research into what’s new and different in it. How could the designer and publishers improve on this classic after 10 years in print? Well, let’s take a look. I’m not going to go into […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 11th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 11th Day

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eleven Pandemic co-ops, ten Ticket to Ride games, nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 11 Pandemic Co-ops Pandemic, designed by Matt […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 10th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 10th Day

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Ten Ticket to Ride games, nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 10 Ticket to Ride Games Ticket to Ride is one of my […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 9th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 9th Day

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Nine Catan expansions, eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 9 Catan Expansions Catan is a modular board game of exploration, trading, and building. […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 8th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 8th Day

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eight Unlock! escape games, seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 8 Unlock! Escape Games Like the EXIT games just mentioned, the Unlock! series of games were inspired by Escape […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 7th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 7th Day

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Seven Exit: The Games, six sets of Card Sleeves, five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 7 Exit: The Game The EXIT: The Game and Unlock! series of games let you enjoy and solve an Escape Room […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 5th Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 5th Day

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Five Zombie Dice!, four Games for Two, three Dice Sets, two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 5 Zombie Dice Zombie Dice is a simple push-your-luck dice game, that’s small enough to take and play anywhere – or stuff in a Christmas stocking. Your goal is to roll as many […]

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The 12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 2nd Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 2nd Day

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Two Letters to Santa and a Hanabi co-op card game. 2 Letters to Santa Letters to Santa is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your letter into Santa’s hands so he puts you on his Nice list and fills your stocking with games […]

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4 Family-Friendly Games for Thanksgiving

4 Family-Friendly Games for Thanksgiving

After I get the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving, I like to kick back and relax, visit with my family and friends, play games and otherwise have a good time. Unfortunately not all of my family and friends are as much into games as I am. These 4 games, however, have proven excellent for both gamers and non-gamers alike. […]

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13 Spooky Board Games for Halloween

Zombies, Old Ones and Ghosts, Oh My! 13 Spooky Boardgames for Halloween

Halloween. The time of year when the barriers thin between this world and the next, when all manner of creatures walk the streets in broad daylight and haunt your doorways into the night. A time when we don costumes, watch scary movies and play spooky board games. Yes, play spooky board games. There are a number of modern board games […]

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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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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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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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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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