We just got back from our vacation and school starts in a couple of days. That means my life is complete chaos for the next couple of days grocery shopping, feeding the missionaries, getting kids registered late because we were on the trip during registration, trying to get my mess of a house under control, and lots of other things I’m sure you don’t care to hear about. So, instead of my normal modification (which is done and ready to share another day) I’m going to share part of our trip.
It was a bit crazy. It was more like three different events all smashed into one trip. It was a packing nightmare. Ryan and I went one way for meetings we had to be in church dress. The kids went to grandparents for those two days and then they brought them to the family reunion. We camped at the family reunion so I had to pack our camping gear. LOL! Our camping gear consists of two sleeping bags and one chintsy pad. We slept in a cabin so no need to pack the tent.
From there we drove to my parents, spent a couple of nights and then we were off to Arches for a couple more nights. It was amazing. I went to Arches as a teenager but this was the first time for my husband and kids. Here we are at Delicate Arch. It really is a spectacular thing to see in person. It’s incredible how it stands there all by itself. Amazing.
Length: 90 min
It’s really board game talk Wednesday this week but I didn’t want to fix the title so I’m going with it.
I’m really excited to share this game with everyone. In the event that I start babbling on about the game too soon, let me tell you a little about it first.
Mad King Ludwig is a seriously disturbed individual who builds the most amazingly crazy castles. Do you think you could do better? Now yours chance to try. The castle I built to the left isn’t one I built during any sort of game play. I just threw a bunch of pieces together to show the castle can get a little crazy. Really though, this is probably the least crazy castle I’ve built and I’m sure that has everything to do with the fact that I built with no extra rules.
Stone age is a game we’ve had for a long time. It’s one of those games we keep on the shelf and, like a good movie, we get it out occasionally. Since it’s stood the test of time thus far we thought it would be fun to make another upgrade. My first upgrade was a foam core insert. If you haven’t seen that yet, you can find it here.
Today I’m going to show you the food upgrade we did.
Mfg. age: 13+
My age rec: 8+
Length: 45 min
This game is all about playing the stock market. You have 4-6 rounds (depending on the amount of players) to become the most wealthy, and win the game.
Game play is pretty simple. Like I said there’s multiple rounds, and each round is played the same. So lets get started.
I 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.
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.
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.
Mfg. age: 7+
My age rec: 6+
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.
We 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.
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.