Creative Apples

November is Games and Puzzles Month, dedicated to preserving the tradition of investing time with family and friends. In the U.S. it’s also a reminder to be thankful for all those relationships. One game that fosters good family/friend fun is Apples to Apples from Out...

Who Would Win?

In a figure-skating contest who would win – Dr. Seuss or George Washington? In a stand-up comedy competition, who would win – Tarzan or Napoleon? The Who Would Win? game I received in the mail was sealed, but without instructions either inside or out of its box. Which...

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

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...