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Tag Archives: Games

Family game review: try Telestrations!

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Telephone was always one of my favorite schoolyard games: the end result was always so funny! You remember how it went: you’d come up with a phrase and whisper it into your friend’s ear, who would whisper it into her friend’s ear, who would whisper it into her friend’s ear, until it came back to you as a completely new ... Read More »

Sharpen those skills! Some of our favorite learning games

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Maybe the kiddos aren’t eager to head back into the hallowed halls of learning, but we’re guessing from the commercials that you’re looking forward to it: a lot of them seem to feature that song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” with parents dancing through the aisles at school supply stores. With a few weeks (or maybe days?) ... Read More »

4 Family fun Games from Blue Orange & 25% off through June 22!

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Looking for high-quality games that maximize the fun? Look no farther than Blue Orange, the makers of “Hot Games for a Cool Planet,” founded in San Francisco in 2000 by two game inventors from France. Blue Orange has an eco-friendly focus, utilizing colorful wooden pieces that will last a long, long time, and planting two trees for every tree felled ... Read More »

Forbidden Island: Keeping Your Friends Close

Although the illustrations on the game board are gorgeous, the true beauty of Forbidden Island by Gamewright is its focus on cooperation. Too many times, I’ve sat down with a group of friends to play a board game expecting a fun evening full of laughs just to have it devolve into childish taunting and name-calling. Players can finally come together ... Read More »

National Family Game Night tonight

Forget those TV premiers that you’ve been enjoying all week. Tonight is the first official National Family Game Night, and that sounds like fun. Hasbro is sponsoring the event and challenging families to take a deep breath, turn off the iPhones, the iPods, the iMacs and any other iThingies that distract you from your kids. Instead, reconnect and play a ... Read More »

Balance, build, and strategize with games from Foxmind

Not since Blue Orange have I found a company with a suite of games that are all fresh, smart, fun, and great for all ages. Foxmind makes a group of solitaire, thinking, and spatial logic games. I opened 3 of the games at our Magic Beans store in Hingham today: Equilibrio, Zoologic, and Meta-Forms – and thoroughly distracted the staff ... Read More »