Blank Slate – Where ____ Minds Think Alike

Blank Slate Party Game

Blank Slate is a party style game in which players try to come up a word that completes a cue card and matches exactly one other player. My gaming tastes don’t really lean towards party gaming at all, but I did find Blank Slate to be enjoyable for certain occasions…

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Dizzle: Dice Drafting with a Bang

Dizzle box with player sheets, markers, and dice

Dizzle can be played over and over again without feeling the same, due to the randomness of die rolls and the various layouts of the score sheets. Each level has a different layout that plays to the special fields included.

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Welcome To Your Perfect Home

Welcome To... Your Perfect Home

We would recommend Welcome To… if you regularly find yourself wanting a game that can play six or more players simultaneously without a lot of time pressure or player interaction. For smaller groups, there are so many more games available, that we wouldn’t reach for this one.

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Adventure Land: May the Bravest Win!

Adventure Land

Call fellow adventures to the table and prepare for epic battles! Protect the realm from the dangers that lurk within the fog surrounding the banks of the great river. On your way, gather swords from the mountains and medicinal herbs from the forests. Will you heed the call to Adventure Land?

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171 – ChiTAG Interviews – The Family Gamers Podcast

Chicago Toy & Game Group

Nick Martinelli went to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair before Thanksgiving, and came back with a gaggle of interviews! We’ll tell you about what we’ve been playing lately, then get to the interviews after the break.

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Fortune: Fast Forward into Slot Machine Fun

Fortune game

Fortune is the 4th installment of Friedemann Friese’s Fast Forward series, in which players open the box and just begin playing. No rulebooks are included because the game teaches you how to play as cards are drawn from the deck. As the game progresses, new rules and new card types are introduced to change up the game.

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157 – Gen Con wrap up with Izzy, Jace, and Nick – The Family Gamers Podcast

kids playing a game

We’re back with even more Gen Con coverage! Let’s wrap up our con season with the Martinellis’ impressions of Gen Con. Isabelle and Jace both attended with their parents. What’s Gen Con like from 3 feet off the ground? Jace liked “playing games”. His favorite was Rhino Hero Super Battle. Izzy’s favorite was Food Fighters from Kids Table Board Gaming

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