Catching Fire: Seeds of Rebellion The Board Game

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My fear for Catching Fire: Seeds of Rebellion was that it would be a badly designed product existing purely as a movie tie-in; but there is quite a bit more to this game than first meets the eye.

Scrabble Meets the Periodic Table in Elemensus

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Hands up, who has ever tried to make words from the elements on the periodic table? It’s a game that most people who have ever spent time in a science lab have played at some point, and Elemensus has evolved the concept into a fully fledged board game that will have you tearing your hair out trying to think of a word that incorporates the chemical symbol for lead or magnesium.

GeekMom 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #2: Games

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Second in our series of 2011 Holiday Gift Guides is one detailing many games that we know and love. Some of them are new, some have been around a while, but all are great fun. This guide encompasses board games, card games, video games, and even an app. Check them out! And please share your favorite games in the comments. Uncle Chestnut’s Table Gype $25.00