One of the best things about becoming a parent is the promise of being able to enjoy toys and games that I’ve all but forgotten.
Stuck with family this weekend? Just clear off the table when you’re done eating and play a game and all will be good.
Gimmicks and fads in games will come and go. The best games are always the simple ones. They’re ones that are easy to start but hard to quit while still challenging you. Waterworks is a card game that walks the line between gimmick and classic…the real problem is, you’ve probably never heard of it.
I loved playing Monopoly when I was a kid. I liked all the money and little houses, but when I couldn’t convince my family to sit through hours of dice rolling, the game of Life was the next best thing.
No matter how many new fads and gimmicks come down the pike, many games have stood the test of time. Monopoly, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders and Risk, just to name a few, but these classic games all have something in common…they’ve all be reinvented over and over again. Having numerous iterations doesn’t mean they’re not [...]
It all started so simply. I was browsing the board game isle of my local Fred Meyers last week when I stumbled on a blast from my past. Just seeing it immediately got my mind to start moving, which is odd because as a kid, it barely made me think at all. Milton Bradley pioneered [...]
I always enjoyed drawing as a child. I’d sketch doodles in class, mangle my favorite comic book characters into goofy shapes at home, and generally think of myself as an artist on par with Picasso or Jack Kirby (spoiler: I was neither). I’m telling you this story so that I may frame my next tale: [...]
Happy December everybody! The holiday season has officially begun. Before all of you get too far into your shopping, I felt it would be much needed if I took an old business detour. Two weeks ago, I wrote an article (this one) recommending Blokus: a 4-player strategy game of which I stand to be a [...]
The holiday season is only one more week away. You know what that means? Time for us at Toy-TMA to put down our Wii Motes and Dualshocks for a while (don’t worry we’ll come back to them), and find some new activity to spend some time with our friends and family on reality’s level. For [...]
Here we are in the center of Board Game Week at Toy-TMA and following up 13 Dead End Drive’s relative obscurity I’m breaking out another game from my childhood that most of you have probably never heard of: Spy Web. What is Spy Web? Oh, that’s a good question, so let’s jump right into it, [...]