Posts Tagged ‘Family Game’

Dream Catchers Review

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One look at Dream Catchers was enough for me to want to dive and find out more. The artwork is fantastic and perfectly evokes the feeling of a book you’d read to a child at bed time. Of course this ties in perfectly with the theme of the game. In Dream…

Fox in the Forest, Hamsterrolle, and Codenames: Disney Review

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Thanks to some holiday get-togethers, I had plenty of gaming time with the family last month. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that one, as board games make any holiday party that much better. As you know, in Parental Guidance, I introduce new games to my…

Codenames: Disney Review

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Since its release at Gen Con 2015, Codenames has been very popular tabletop game. Game designer Vlaada Chvátil, known more for his heavy games (Mage Knight, Dungeon Lords) surprised everyone with a fun and accessible party game that invokes memories of…

Meeple Circus Review

Posted on December 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Confession: I haven’t been to the circus in a VERY long time. That’s a fact that probably won’t be changing either. I’m sure it has nothing to do with my giant, perfectly rational fear of clowns. I have no idea what crazy person could find those things…

Macroscope Review

Posted on December 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

MacroscopeGames that require an outside knowledge or skill to be successful are ultimately hit or miss for players. If you are not packed full of useless information or are an awful drawer, like me, your enjoyment of a certain game can be limited. While I love guessing what others were drawing in Pictionary or Telestrations, […]

Parental Guidance: Slide Blast, Happy Salmon & DownForce Review

Posted on December 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Parental GuidanceAfter a little bit of time off, we are back with another edition of Parental Guidance. If you haven’t read any of our past articles, the goal of this series is to help you find games to play with your family and friends outside of the usual gateway games (which you are already probably sick […]

Woo-Hoo! Review

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Woo-Hoo!Gaming with children can be both rewarding and excruciating. Kids games, especially for kids in the 2-4 year old range, have to walk a very delicate line as attention spans are short. Its great for your kid to get something out of the experience without having to end up in timeout for throwing the pieces […]

Rhino Hero: Super Battle Review

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Rhino Hero: Super Battle2011’s Rhino Hero is one of, if not my #1, favorite game from family game publisher HABA Games. It garnered a 5 Star review here on BGQ and makes it’s way to our gaming table early and often (with and without kids present). So when I heard they were releasing a sequel, I was all […]

King Frog Review

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

King FrogMany game designs set up grand themes and try to connect abstractions of reality with elegant mechanisms. Designers steep themselves in the world of their games honing the minutiae of decision structures. The rabbit hole goes deep and produces all sorts of types of games. Just as crucial is the role of the consumer in […]

Go Nuts for Donuts Review

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Gonuts for DonutsIn 2014, Gamewright Games brought us the popular “pick and pass” style game Sushi Go!. This game took the 7 Wonders style card drafting mechanic and distilled it down to its essence. It was a very successfully game that’s even made its way to iOS. I bring this up because Gamewright’s newest card game is […]

Safe Breaker, Break Free, and Operation: Escape Room

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Operation Escape RoomThere clearly aren’t enough games to teach kids how to be crimin…, err… spies. Readers who agree with this statement or even those looking for a safe space to allow their kids to be… uh… spies will appreciate this next review. Here we’re taking a look at some offerings from YULU Games in their SPY […]