Ticket to Ride

Ticket to ride is considered a modern classic and it earns that title. This game is really successful with various different versions available with maps from all over the world. I recommend it for any game collection because it appeals a large audience. Playing this reminds me of board games I played when I was…

UNO

This post is about another classic, UNO. I think at some point in everyone’s life they’ve come across UNO. This plays a lot like a regular card game, it’s easy to take anywhere and the rules are straight forward. When I think of UNO, I think of cottages or camping, somewhere you want to play…

Calico

Well if there was ever a theme made for me, cats and quilts is it. In Calico, you are trying to make the best quilt and to attract cats. This is a tile puzzle game that is easy to play but also kind of tricky to get the points you want. I appreciate that there…

Scattergories

Time to look at another classic game. We are back to word games and today will discuss Scattergories. Now this isn’t a game I play often but it is always well received and as far as I’m concerned it’s timeless. This is kind of a perfect family game night to play with young and old….

Catan

Catan is a game of trading and building, but it’s so much more. Catan is a classic game that became pretty mainstream. A lot of serious gamers have kind of moved past it, there are a lot game options out there now. Some people don’t like how much luck drives this game and find it’s…

Dixit

Dixit is a unique party game where you are trying to describe an image without having everyone guess it.  So the statements need to be a bit cryptic to get the right amount of votes.  This game is gorgeous and the cards leave a lot open to interpretation. This game is for 3 to 6…

Jungle Speed

I’ve owned a copy of Jungle Speed for over 10 years. I remember playing it at a game night, before I really started building a collection and buying it almost immediately after. At that point as a non gamer, that was fairly significant. Now I’ll buy a game without thinking twice, I’m at the game…

The Classics – Sorry!

Sorry! is a game I grew up playing, it was easy as a child to pick up and a lot of fun. As an adult I still feel the same way. For me there’s a bit of nostalgia attached so I could be biased, but who doesn’t like mischievously saying sorry. This is a simple…

King of Tokyo

We all act like monsters at one time or another. King of Tokyo is living the old movie monster dream. Goal is to be either the last monster standing or at least the most destructive. This game is for ages 8 and up and is for 2 to 6 players. It combines fighting and basically…

Happy Salmon

Happy Salmon is one of my absolute favourites.   The game is super simple and it takes only a minute or so to play a round. This is for ages 6 and up and for 3 to 6 players. The Green and Blue packs are pretty much identical except the card stacks have different colours….