modification monday20150629_204832I am absolutely loving this game. It wasn’t a huge necessity for this game to have an insert but I had these grand ideas of how I wanted it to look, thinking it was going to be super easy cause I was going to use a lot of the insert it came with.

So I started cutting it apart. I ran into a snag and had to rethink some things, did some more cutting, and well you can guess the outcome, I totally messed it up. So, low and behold, it became a little more work than I anticipated and this is the final outcome.

 

20150629_204941There’s two layers. The bottom is empty and is for the boards.

 

 

 

 

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20150624_203028Tinker Dice

We love our games and that includes anything we can do to make them look good while we play them. Recently we were sent a couple of these cool dice to share with all of you. They’d make a great addition to lots of games.

 

20150624_203103There’s seven different colors to choose from. Tenzi comes to my mind right off, but these could replace any game that uses dice.

If I’m correct, they originally came out with metal dice and although we don’t have any of those they look pretty awesome. I think they look cooler than these do, but I read they’re heavy and could scratch your table so this is the next best thing.

The kickstarter has ended but don’t fret, you can still pre-order them here.

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Mfg. age: 7+

My age rec: 6+

Players: 2-5

Length: 30 min

I always feel like this paragraph should be something awesome and funny. However, nothing is coming to me for now so instead how about I just tell you why we got this game. I like Clue, but Ryan hate’s the roll and move aspect of it, so he’s always looking for a good deduction game. Well, this is a deduction game, but you’ll have to wait till the end to find out if I like it or not.

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20150615_130717We don’t get this game out a lot, but it’s a favorite of mine. It’s one of those games nobody really likes playing with me. In reality, I’ve had a couple of good, okay really good, games and that apparently means I’m unbeatable. I’ve also lost plenty but nobody can remember those times. lol!

I got this game out a few times to play with friends and decided it really needed an insert. It had a plano box before now, and it worked okay, but the compartments are small and it’s hard to get things in and out. So, this is what I came up with.

 

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20150602_150948The Maze of Games

This is exactly what the title says, a maze of games. It’s full of puzzles and brain games. They’re tough, but not impossible to figure out.

Along with all the puzzles is an ongoing story to follow. Thus the maze. There’s reason to the madness. You must find your way out of all the mazes by figuring out all the puzzles.

 

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Mfg. age: 12+

My age rec: 9+

Players: 1-5

Length: 120 min

 

 

Build up your crew and travel through this crazy land of fantasy, fight encounters of various evil, and fight your way to the final land to win the game.

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modification mondayI don’t know about anyone else, but it’s a real chore for me to teach my kids to do their chores. I keep trying different systems to see if we can get one that will stick and keep working. Well, a few weeks ago we started a new system. This system is still very new for us and we’re still working the kinks out but I thought I’d share it anyway, because I think it’s a great system and I’m really excited about it.

I need to back peddle a little bit, because I should have started this story from the beginning. I’ve been listening to podcasts for a while now. Ryan’s making me a nerd, and honestly, I’m really enjoying them. There’s a bunch that I enjoy but today I want to talk about a ted talk I heard on it. Well, this particular podcast takes one topic and shares snippets from a bunch of ted talks on that subject. So, I only heard a snippet of the talk on the podcast, and for the first time listening to this podcast I wanted to find the original talk and listen to the whole thing.

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modification mondayI know it’s really Tuesday, but I had good intentions to get this done yesterday. I’m blaming on technology. I was all ready to post last night but my pictures weren’t uploading and I got tired of trying, so I went to bed. And since I worked really hard yesterday to get this insert done so I could post, I’m pretending it really went up on Monday.

20150511_215328Space Alert is a game we’ve had for a while, and one we don’t play a whole lot because in order to keep it fun you need to be able to play it with the same group of people. I feel that way about a number of our games, and they’re usually co-op games. After you’ve played it a few times you’re ready to up the difficulty. But if you’re always introducing it to new people you have to keep starting at the beginning. And since we don’t play it a lot I haven’t felt the drive to get an insert done for it.

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Metal Coins

WIN_20150509_143804Have you ever had a game you wished had better victory points or money, (especially one with paper money)? I know I have.

I’m super excited about these metal coins from Fantasy Coin. There’s so many to choose from. Here’s a few pictures of the different ones they sent us to check them out. They could be used for so many different games. The hardest part is choosing which games to enhance first.

Before I show you what we’re going to do for a few of our games, here’s the link to go look at everything they offer so you know where to get these for your games.

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Mfg. age: 8+

Our age rec: 6+

Players: 2-8

Length: 30 min

 

 

I never thought I’d enjoy going to the races, but I was wrong. There’s just something intense and exciting about camel races. If you don’t believe me, read on. I’m sure I can change your mind. (I know it says Tuesday up there. That’s because I was writing it last night and fell asleep. I really wanted to get it done yesterday so I’m pretending that’s what happened. lol)

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