Valley of the Vikings: Bowling for the Whole Family

Game: Valley of the Vikings Publisher: HABA Designed by: Marie and Wilfried Fort Illustrated by: Maximilian Meinzold Ages 6+ 2-4 players 15 minutes HABA provided a copy of the game for a review. Thank you to HABA for this opportunity. Shoe Rentals: $2.75 per person Bowling Alley Cost for one game: $5 per person Taking a family of five for two games of bowling:…

Lift-Off! Get me off this Planet!

Game: Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! Publisher: Pencil First Games, LLC Designed by: Eduardo Baraf Illustrated by: Dustin Foust, Sebastian Koziner, Keith Matejka and Helen Zhu Ages 13+ 1-6 players 45 minutes “The planet is getting hot, like totally critical. It was 62 degrees in Winter… yeah that is not winter. It’s getting hotter…” “How many rotations of the moon do…

Five12: An Interview with Brooke Favero

“Volunteering in the community has been part of my upbringing and I want to instill it in my children as well…It’s an easy and deeply rewarding way to serve in our community.” -Brooke Favero Brooke Favero took the time to talk with me on September 30th, 2019 about Five12, an organization that helps feed the children of Salt Lake City,…

The Brown House: An Interview with James Hudson

“They did this alone, just their family with 2 small children. They were rejected and ridiculed, but when you look at the thriving community there today, I think they would tell you that all those hard years were worth it.” -James Hudson I spoke with James via E-mail about The Brown House on October 2nd, 2019. TheCharityBoardGamer: Can you tell…

One Night Ultimate Alien: Tipping Cows is Fun!

Game: One Night Ultimate Alien Publisher: Bezier Games Designers: Ted Alspach, Akihisa Okui Illustrated by: Gus Batts Ages 8+ 4-10 players 10 minutes “Are you kidding me? I’m the cow! Why on Earth are you all voting for me…Wait a minute. You all are aliens.” The laughter continued as time was up. “Three, Two, One, Vote!” We all flipped our…

An Interview with DeeJay Fox

“We raised $4592.76 that went directly to the Children’s Shelter. This year we will do more.” DeeJay Fox I had the pleasure of speaking with DeeJay on September 25th about NEAGamefest, an event where proceeds help out a local Children’s Shelter in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. TheCharityBoardGamer: DeeJay, thank you so much for meeting with me today. Tell us about yourself…

An Interview with Max Holliday

“Years later when my sister and then my brother passed, I remember my friends picking me up having a game night. It was those moments that remind me why games are so important in my life.” -Max Holliday I had the pleasure speaking with Max Holliday about the Youth Resource Center on September 23rd, 2019. TheCharityBoardGamer: Max, thank you so…

Bank Heist: Trigger Happy Fun!

Game: Bank Heist Publisher: Lonely Hero Games Designed by: Chris Kincaid and Jared Kaplan Ages 13+ 5-8 players 30-60 minutes 13 years on the force. 13 years and this is my chance to stop the Crew. Yeah, that Crew. Even Sticky-Fingers McGreary was with them this time. My partner and I went undercover for our chance to stop this gang…

Skulk Hollow: My Kids are Killing me!

Game: Skulk Hollow Publisher: Pencil First Games Designed by: Eduardo Baraf, Seth Johnson, Keith Matejka Illustrated by: Dustin Foust, Sebastian Koziner, Keith Matejka and Helen Zhu Ages 8+ 2 players 40 minutes “Get off my back!” I yelled as Elijah started stabbing away at me. “Bwahahahahahaha!” “Alright, time for me to throw you. Wait. Did you stop me from throwing?”…