Endless pairs

Endless pairs

Such and Such from Patch Products is essentially a game about pairs. As a timed competition, the idea is to read all five clues on your card and get your team to fill in the blank for each one before the minute timer tube runs out. In many groups, it’s fun to play by...
Gabbing about Gobblet

Gabbing about Gobblet

One of my favorite strategic thinking games is Gobblet. Gobblet is Tic-Tac-Toe on steroids. First, the new object is to get 4 of your cylinders in a row instead of just 3. Second, it has been made multi-dimensional. Each player is given 12 pieces, 3 each of 4...
Upping the Scrabble ante

Upping the Scrabble ante

Many years ago as a young mother, I was big into cooperative games. The other members of my competitive family were not. They played Scrabble® ruthlessly, entirely focused on points, while I was interested in filling the whole board, increasing my vocabulary, and...
Jump Starting Your Imagination

Jump Starting Your Imagination

People have a tendency to think they need to solve puzzles created by others – crosswords, Sudoku – to keep their brains active, but using your imagination is even better. The goal in brain building is to create new dendrites – new connections – in your brain, and...