flashback fridaypic1724657_mdSuch a fun and simple little game. It’s easy to take places with you, and easy to teach to others. Most people I play it with worry a little at first about feeling stupid because they’re not sure they’ll know where to put it in the timeline, but once you start seeing the stuff on the cards and how you’re not really supposed to know everything, they calm down and we have a good time.

We have almost every set for this game, which if you play too often is good because it’s not fun to play it with someone that’s memorized the cards. The more you play it the more likely you are to remember the dates. However, if you just get it out occasionally and you mix it up, it continues to be fun. Mr. Brown, 12, loves this game. He loves to learn and that includes weird and interesting facts about dates, so if you love learning of all kinds, you’ll probably like this game.


List Price: $14.99 USD
New From: $7.58 USD In Stock
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Mfg. Age: 10+

Our Age: 8+

Length: 30 min

Players: 2-4



We’ve had this game for a while and I’m sad it’s taken me this long to share it, because it’s another favorite of mine. It’s one I shared at girls game day last spring and everyone loved it. The girls don’t like every game I share with them, but this was a favorite for them as well. Continue reading

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Ahhh! I’m getting behind. Sorry! I know, I have millions of people upset over my missing posts. LOL! Whatever.

Today is my favorite day to post. I love getting creative and especially finishing up an insert for another game. It’s so satisfying to get out a game I made an insert for and everything fits nicely and the set up is easy. Unfortunately not all the inserts come together so easily. I’ve been working on Caverna since last week and I hit a wall. I hoped to get it figured out today, but alas, it’s still got me a bit stumped. So, since it’s 7:30, and my sons birthday, I’m thinking it’s not getting posted till next week. Now you all have something to look forward to. I’m even working on detailed plans to so you can make your own. Now I’m going to go spend some time with my fam.


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Mfg. Age: 6+

Our Age: 4+

Length: 15 min

Players: 2-10


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modification monday20140906_211222Fantastiqa is one of Ryan’s favorite games and with all the recent expansions, it desperately needed an insert. It’s a super tight squeeze but I was able to get everything in it.



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flashback fridaypic1473624_tIf you’re looking for a straight up 2 player game, this could be one to add to your collection. It’s colorful and the wooden candies are a nice touch.

My little kids like to get it out and play with it, but it’s not a little kids game. It’s a light strategy game, but too much strategy for younger kids. My 6 year old plays it, but if he’s playing it with his older brothers, it’s likely he’ll lose. My 8 year old can play it and understand it just fine.

This game isn’t for everyone. But it might be a good thing to try if you’re looking for a straight up 2 player game.



List Price: $29.95 USD
New From: $17.50 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock


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thoughtful thursdayI feel the need to do a follow up to my “It’s just the way I am” post. Unfortunately, I’m a bit of a pessimist and that whole post was all about poor me. So, I’m trying to be more optimistic and upbeat. Recently after I wrote that post, I put myself together and I started working out, kettlebells. I did a 30 day challenge almost religiously. We went camping and I did miss one day. I started with a 15 pound bell and ended with a 35 pound bell. I was pretty happy about that. Sadly, I still haven’t lost any weight.

I’ve decided to concentrate more on being healthy and less on my weight. Don’t get me wrong I still want to fit into my size 6 pants one day, but I’ve been so focused on my weight, it’s just not healthy.

One of my favorite scriptures is 2 Nephi 28:30. It says, “I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little”

I’m always amazed how often my spiritual and temporal life overlap. I know that scriptures is talking about light and knowledge from God. He gives us a little at a time, as we earn it and work for it, and are ready for it. But I believe that scripture manifests itself is so many ways in our lives. My garden grows just a little at a time, and although I’m impatient and I want my watermelons now, I have to continue to water and nourish them for them to grow like they’re supposed to.

The same is true for my health. I have a baby and want to be back to normal right away, and as soon as I am, I’m good. I no longer feel the need to work out and stay healthy. It’s all about the weight for me. I’m going to change my focus and work more on being healthy (and secretly hope that the weight will follow). Okay maybe I’m not fully there yet, but like I said, I’m learning line upon line.

Today I’m choosing to live in the present! :)


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board game talk tuesdaypic2065568_tMfg. Age: 8+

Our Age: 8+

Length: 45 min

Players: 2-4

Become a character 1001 Arabian nights, build the most amazing palace, and you could become Grand Vizier of Sultaniya.

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modification mondayToday’s mod is a little different, okay a lot different. My sister started selling Mialisia jewelry and it’s super cool. It’s modification jewelry. One piece of jewelry can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, anklet, belt, boot bling, headband, and even more.

I should have taken pictures while she was here and I got to wear all her stuff, but I didn’t. I can’t wait to get some jewelry of my own, but for now I just have to remember wearing it this weekend. You can find her website here. Make sure you watch the video, it shows you how it works and some of the things you can do with it.

The next two pictures are of the charming style kit and 2 different ways of wearing it.

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My favorite way to wear it is as a headband. I’d love to find more ideas for wearing them though. It’s expensive stuff, so I had to resort to doing a party to get some of my own jewelry. I’m doing a party right now so hurry over and get yourself something. Just click on Elizabeth’s facebook party and order. You can even have it shipped right to your house.


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flashback fridaypic1443212_tEight-Minute Empire is a small, quick, area control game. Some area control games can be quite time consuming so if you like that kind of game but don’t have a lot of time to play, this might be a good option. However, it’s my opinion that Eight-Minute Empire Legends is more fun.

Plus, it gets great reviews on Amazon.


List Price: $25.00 USD
New From: $19.30 USD In Stock
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