Global Game Jam 2015

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Innovation, experimentation, collaboration. That’s Global Game Jam.

Gamin’ Up New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve is the time to play loooong games. Here’s a list of ones that you have around – and ones that you should!

GeekMom TableTop Games Quiz

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To inspire you to think about giving games this holiday season, I’ve put together a quiz featuring some of the most popular games on the geek circuit.How many of them can you identify?

Late to the Game: Carcassonne

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Carcassonne is a classic tabletop board game, which allows players to collect points while building towns, monasteries, roads, and farms in the French countryside.

Evolution Card Game Review

Evolution by North Star Games. image used with permission

Evolution is fun, with the ability to be easy for beginning gamers or complicated for those who are seasoned strategy game players.

Review: Wordsearch!

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Wordsearch! by Goliath Games is a fun, family-friendly game. Check out our review!

The Return of Robot Turtles

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If you missed your chance to get in the original Kickstarter, this is your opportunity to get your young learners on the path to programming.

Destination: Downton Abbey

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British games manufacturer Destination have secured the rights to Downton Abbey and produced another in their series of popular, fun-to-play family games.

Late to the Game: Formula D

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Formula D attempts to recreate the thrill of Formula One and illegal street racing in a board game. GeekMom Sophie shows us how well it did.

GeekMom 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Board Games

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We continue our GeekMom’s gift guide series with board games for the whole family. Games for little kids, teens, adults, and stocking-stuffers for the entire family can be found in our guide this year.

Fluxx: The Card Game Gets a Board

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Looney Labs has been changing the rules on gamers with variations of Fluxx. This year, they have taken it up a notch with Fluxx: The Board Game.

Confessions of a Loser

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I learned early on not to play games of chance. My name was never picked from the hat, the dice never rolled in my favor, I rarely picked the good cards. I wasn’t oddly unlucky; I didn’t have random horrible things happen to me, but I was not a winner.