Reviews

9. Bohnanza We got this game for Christmas last year and have played it gobs of times since then. It’s made by Rio Grande and they usually come out with pretty fun games but sometimes they’re very long, complicated, and require so much strategy to ever have hope of winning. I love Bohnanza because it’s […]

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We’ve been playing so many games together as a family recently and we’re not tired of it yet. We cycle through our 10 favorites and Gus and Elliot are getting pretty good at some of them! Our newest favorites are Wackee Golf, a simple but super fun card game, and Zipit, another great word game. […]

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We’ve been trying out all kinds of cool stuff lately – this is another perfect gift idea for Christmas, a personalized stamp from stampanda. I had such a hard time choosing a design. I love this and this and this. You can personalize each stamp to see exactly how it will look with all your […]

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Have you seen Amazon’s Holiday Toy Guide for this year? It’s pretty bad. I had to look for several minutes before I found something I would even consider buying for my kids. Most of it is noisy, plastic, electronic, or just plain junk. I’m not sure who is buying all that garbage when there are gobs of […]

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We’ve been building again! This time the Invisible Boatmobile Rescue set from MegaBloks and, as usual, there are some really unique elements to this set that we’ve never seen before in any of our other sets. This set includes a buildable bobCAT vehicle complete with a jellyfish catapult. See it in action below: That blurry […]

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Like all book lovers, we’re huge fairy-tale fans so we really enjoyed The Fairy-Tale Handbook illustrated by Tomislav Tomic and published by Candlewick Press. This is a great book for early elementary ages, especially about the 5-9 age range. It’s an “interactive adventure through the magical world of fairy tales.” Each page takes a general […]

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So… Jean Tats. Apparently they’re the new thing. And the truth is…I was a little iffy about them. At first. But then we got some and tried them out and LOVED them! I really don’t like the temporary tattoo stickers for your skin so these are actually a really fun, durable alternative that my kids […]

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MegaBloks is constantly adding new sets to their extensive collection, and we were thrilled to try out two new SpongeBob SquarePants sets this month. Elliot chose to build the new Krusty Krab Attack set – it’s the famous SpongeBob underwater diner, complete with a tricky launcher to catapult hamburgers, plates, and other kitchen weapons flying […]

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Our latest favorite family game is Bananagrams! We love words so of course we also love word games and Bananagrams is the best. Play is easy – the goal is to be the first player to use all of your letters in a word grid. Each player takes a certain number of tiles depending on […]

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If you’re just tuning in, I’m doing a Favorite Family Games roundup and sharing 10 of our family’s favorite games! We’re up to #5! Sleeping Queens Zimbbos! Hoot Owl Hoot Wackee Six 5. Forbidden Island (Gamewright Games) This is another cooperative game for an older audience, although because it’s cooperative it works well to play […]

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