About Cyrus

Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner. Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek on Board Game Geek. You can also check him out on CyrusKirby.com. Yes, he has a URL that is his name. His ego knows no bounds, apparently....

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

Order’s Up! Game Review

It’s rush hour at the local diner and that means it’s a mad dash race to be the first to feed all those hungry customers! This game is fun, fast, and will leave you feeling full and satisfied when you push away from your family gaming table. Plus, a bell you can ring as hard as you want! SCORE! Serve me up an extra helping of this goodness and let’s get our game on! Continue reading

Synonyms Game Review

This game is like a lot of other word games you see out in the market these days. They use the English language to drive the game forward but the game itself seems almost like a secondary concern. This does not make Synonyms a bad game, but the game itself would have been much more interesting and fun if there were some ground breaking or even clever mechanics built into the game play. Continue reading

Zen and the Art of Letting Your Kids Win (or Not)

There is a burning question that rages through the hearts and minds of parents everywhere when they play games with their kids. Simply put, should the parent, with their years of experience, knowledge, and advanced skills, allow their kids to win a game or two? Or is that a bad thing? Read on, intrepid soul! Continue reading

Train of Thought Game Review

All aboard for a challenging and rewarding game that keeps everyone involved and engaged. Players must listen carefully to the clues and connect the dots to be the first one to get points. Everyone has to work together to play, but only one player will win. An outstanding party word game that’ll put you on the fast track to fun! Continue reading