Even games that don’t require any reading can help your child build important reading skills, including: Fluency, Cohesion, Background Knowledge, and Executive Function.» Read more
This week we welcome JP Decosse, also known as “Big Papa Thumbs” from Little Big Thumbs. Fact(s) – We have 3 ridiculous Guinness World records this week: The longest jump on a unicycle (295 cm), the most handheld lasers lit simultaneously (295 lasers), and the most people filling in their eyebrows simultaneously (295 people, organized in the shape of two» Read more
Top Trumps Match is a simple game for two players that feels a little bit like Connect 4 and a little like Battleship.» Read more
We’ve run out of time for games lately! So what better to talk about than games that only take a few minutes to play?» Read more
What if the moles had a building competition, pushing up dirt from underground to turn their molehills into mountains?» Read more
This week, we welcome Phil Walker-Harding to talk about a few of his game designs and Joey Games.» Read more
No Truffle Shuffle here, but “The Goonies: Escape with One-Eyed Willy’s Rich Stuff” follows the plot of the movie remarkably closely.
Relive the adventure as a family in this puzzle game played over 3 acts (each running around 45 minutes).
How do we figure out how to make time for gaming together as a family? It’s hard when we’re all so busy. But we have 4 tips that can help.» Read more
Every word counts in this fast-paced board game – but is it a good fit to play with kids?» Read more
Work together to peek into the mice’s house and see what kinds of tchotchkes they’ve stolen from us humans!» Read more
You won’t have to step into a blue box or twist your necklace to turn back time in The Loop. Do you have the wits to tread and retread ground to defeat Dr. Faux? Only time will tell.» Read more
week we kick back and talk about what we saw at PAX East 2022! It’s the first time the gaming convention is back in Boston after the pandemic cancelled the last two events and it was a ton of fun!» Read more
Flip-Pix! is a fast-moving card game where players match letters with pictures and vice versa. Race to get rid of all your cards!» Read more
This week we are joined by T. Caires, who is now working with Snowbright Studio, on games like Teatime Adventures and Birds of a Feather: Western North America.» Read more
We love the area control game Viral. Does this expansion make a good game even better, or bog it down with too much to do?» Read more
We get asked, “How do you get your kids to play games with you?”
First you have to get them interested, but then you have to teach them the rules and how to play!
Looking for a family-friendly detective game that really feels like gathering clues to solve a crime? The Key series might be a good choice. It uses a logical deduction matrix puzzle along with the ability to choose which kind of clues you need.» Read more
This week, we welcome Deon Mixon, creator of a game called Design Eye, a graphic design education board game that is all about creativity – “for people with great ideas”.» Read more
Maul Peak is a standalone sequel to one of our favorite battling games, Skulk Hollow. What does it add to this game style? Is it the right fit for your family?» Read more
We answer a listener question about how we got started with reviewing family board games. Then we suggest a few dexterity games to spice up your building and flicking.» Read more