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: 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: 1st Day

12 Game Gifts of Christmas: 1st Day

Christmas is just around the corner and I’ve got board games on the brain – again. I like to give and get games for Christmas. This morning I woke up with a variation of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas playing in my head, so I put together this little ditty, followed up by a few details on the 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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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition – An Immersive Lovecraftian Adventure

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition - An Immersive Lovecraftian Adventure

Lately I can’t get enough of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. I love how immersive it is. It’s as close to a D & D (Dungeons & Dragons) experience as a board game has ever come – that I’ve played so far. The app takes the place of a game master: describing rooms; items and monsters you encounter; directing the […]

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It’s All for One and One For All! In Purely Cooperative Games

It's All for One and One for All! in Purely Cooperative Games

One of my favorite types of games to play is the pure co-op. In a pure cooperative game, all players work together against the board. Often you can discuss strategy with your fellow players, though you decide yourself what to do on your turn. The game gets a turn, too, usually at the end of each player’s turn or after […]

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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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Games of Auld Lang Syne: 7 classic games that never grow old

Games Of Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind Should auld acquaintance be forgot and games of auld lang syne. It’s so easy to focus solely on the latest releases when choosing games to review, that I thought I’d change things up a bit and reflect on some of my favorite games of auld lang syne. I have so […]

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Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu – Leash the Madness!

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - Leash the Madness!

It’s no secret that I’m an avid Pandemic fan. And not just of the base game and its expansions, I love its spin offs Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert, too. So, of course I immediately preordered Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu when I heard the first whisper of its coming. Now it’s here and I can’t wait to tell you about […]

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Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival – The Sequel to Forbidden Island Provides New Mechanics and Challenges To Slake Your Thirst for Adventure

Forbidden Desert - The Sequel to Forbidden Island Provides New Mechanics and Challenges to Slake Your Thirst for Adventure

Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival is a cooperative family game from the designer of Forbidden Island. Forbidden Desert is sort of a sequel to Forbidden Island with the adventurers finding themselves stranded in the desert where a huge sand storm rages threatening to bury them alive or sweep them away, that is if they don’t die of thirst first. To […]

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Pandemic Legacy – A Story Unfolds

Pandemic Legacy - A Story Unfolds

Pandemic Legacy, designed by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, hit game stores worldwide October 8, I received my copy October 9. I couldn’t wait to unwrap its mysteries and proceeded to open the box and examine and inventory its immediately visible contents – and read the rulebook. I say “immediately visible” because not all of the contents are meant to […]

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Pandemic Legacy January Session Report – Redacted (Spoilers Hidden)

*** SPOILER ALERT *** Many sections of this report have been redacted (placed in Spoiler boxes). Revealing redacted details may spoil some of the surprises in store for you in Pandemic Legacy Season 1. January 2015 For our first game of Pandemic Legacy, my husband Tim and I chose Scientist and Researcher hoping for some good card draws so we […]

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Pandemic Legacy – Write Your Own Legacy in This Campaign-Style Cooperative Board Game

Pandemic: Legacy - Write Your Own Legacy in This Campaign-Style Cooperative Board Game

Pandemic Legacy, designed by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau, is scheduled to hit game stores worldwide October 8. Each group of gamers that plays the game will write their own Pandemic Legacy as the game unfolds, campaign-style, in literally unique ways based on how each session ends. Because Pandemic, with the On The Brink Expansion, is my favorite cooperative game, I’ve been avidly […]

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Pandemic – A Test of Mettle and Cooperation

Pandemic - A Test of Mettle and Cooperation

With Pandemic: Legacy set to make its debut October 8, I thought I’d visit an old friend, the purely cooperative game that started it all: Pandemic designed by Matt Leacock. In Pandemic, you and your friends play the role of scientists trying to prevent a pandemic from laying waste to the world. There’s only one way to win: find the cure […]

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