Halloween is right around the corner! As a board gamer and a parent, this is also the worst time of year to go treasure hunting for rare games at Value Village (a popular Canadian thrift store chain). The other day, I brought my beautiful Beans to to the Village of Value, forgetting that a quarter of the store is currently devoted to costumes and accessories. Skeletons abound, Princess gowns sparkle at every corner, and of course, Pirates and their bountiful booty as far as the eye can see. The Halloween displays are brilliant, but also stressful, as the merchandisers manage … Continue reading LITTLE THUMBS, BIG THUMBS : Bermuda Pirates

Little Thumbs, Big Thumbs : Harry Hopper

As I continue along my journey as a parent, and begin introducing games to my littles, the impact of learning how to take turns becomes crystal clear. The concept of sharing isn’t easy to grasp, but the instant gratification of seeing someone else enjoying a game turn seems to register more strongly than sharing a toy.  That gratification is magnified even more so with a game like Harry Hopper, where playful grasshoppers are leaping across the table to collect blades of grass in an exciting game of daring dexterity! To read the remainder of our Harry Hopper article, head over … Continue reading Little Thumbs, Big Thumbs : Harry Hopper