Dead Man’s Treasure Game Review

Dead Man’s Treasure is an area majority card game, with a pasted-on theme of pirates competing for buried treasure. While the game has no randomness in the form of die rolls or the like, strategic play is less influential than good fortune in determining the winner. This is a fun light filler and I am sure it will return to the table often. Continue reading

Dixit Game Review

In Dixit, players take turns telling a short story, a description, or even making a sound based on colorful illustrations. This games requires all the players to listen, communicate, be imaginative, and have their wit at the ready. Continue reading

Monza Game Review

In this game, each player takes on the role of a race car driver looking to win the “big race”. While speed might seem like the best answer, any veteran race car driver will tell you that using your head is just as important as using your gas peddle. Racers! Start your engines and buckle up for fun! Continue reading

Gumball Rally Game Review

Gentlemen, start your engines! It’s time for another Father Geek game review. Our content is all about quality rather than speed of production, but I’ve made an exception today for a game that feels the need … the need … for speed. Continue reading

Candy Land Game Review

The classic game of Candy Land hardly even needs an explanation. Players choose a colored gingerbread man piece and move along a multi-colored path towards the game-winning objective of Candy Castle, where you find the lost king of Candy Land. Along the way, you might get to visit special locations like Gum Drop Mountain, and Candy Cane Forest, or you might get to meet special characters such as Princess Frostine and Gramma Nutt. Continue reading

Don’t Spill the Beans Game Review

This is a very easy game and doesn’t require any reading, memorization, or math skills to play. This makes it a perfect distraction for your youngest children and a great way to introduce them to logical decision making and risk vs. reward. Plus, with some slight modifications, the game can become much more interesting. Continue reading

Gulo Gulo Game Review

This is a dexterity game with a distinct advantage for young children: small fingers are a definite plus! Each player attempts to move his colored plastic piece (a figure that resembles a polar bear more than a wolverine) forward by extracting from its nest a wooden egg of a specific color. Continue reading

Chicken Cha Cha Cha Game Review

Chicken Cha Cha Cha is a memory game in which wooden chickens (one per player), bearing tail-feathers (initially one per chicken), move around a circular path (comprised of 24 spaces, each bearing one of 12 images). In order to move one space forward, a player must select from another 12 face-down tiles, choosing the one whose image matches the space they wish to move into. Continue reading

Enuk (the Eskimo) Game Review

I first saw this game at the Australian Games Expo in Canberra in January 2010, and purchased it on the advice of a demonstrator at the Rio Grande Games booth. (I feel obliged to buy at least one children’s game whenever I attend a gaming convention.) Several months later, we continue to play this regularly: a push-your-luck filler game in which it helps to have a good memory! Continue reading