Category Archives: Stuff

Tinner’s Trail – Cornish Board Game

Ahead of a planned spring time walking trip in Cornwall, England we’ve been playing Tinner’s Trail. You may not have thought about designing a board game around the economics of copper and tin mining in nineteenth century Cornwall, but Martin Wallace has.  He’s carefully avoided added arsenic mining to the game, although that was a… Read More »

1960: The Making of the President

The United States Presidential election last year was probably the most interesting one ever in terms of twists and turns, rabbits out of hats and gotchas. A fascinating battle, the likes of which we haven’t seen before wit social media, “alternative facts” and leaks-a-plenty really being felt for the first time. The election of 1960 fought… Read More »

Shadows Over Camelot Co-operative Game

It’s cold out, so it’s a perfect time to sit home and play a game. Shadows over Camelot pits the players against the game, meaning that to win, your fellow gamers need to win too. To win a game of Shadows over Camelot players sometimes have to do things that aren’t much fun. A player… Read More »

The Best Lego Gifts For Adults

Lego Is Creative Fun For Everyone, Not Just Kids Have you ever noticed that when a kid gets a new Lego set, some adult family members just can’t wait to help them with it. On Christmas morning, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and big brothers and sisters will be busily assisting children with their Lego Christmas… Read More »

I Love Alarm Clocks That Wake You Up

Waking up is a problem in my family, yes we’re partial to a nap, bet we each have different waking up challenges. I’ve found sonic and projection alarms work really well for our different needs. This sonic alarm clock isn’t just for lazy people, although it does work for very lazy people, and it is… Read More »

Beyond The Board Game – Hive

Hive is a fabulous two-player game for adults and children alike. With simple rules that takes minutes to grasp you can get playing almost immediately, but it will take you much longer to master those rules. Like chess it’s a game of strategy, but it’s more fun, faster and a little more balanced in favor… Read More »