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I dream of travel in far off places. Someday I will get to paddle along the canals of Venice, take in the view from the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the cherry blossoms in Japan. Until then, I enjoy the beauty of board gaming to let my imagination take me to […]

What We’re Playing This Week: Japanese Themed Games


Board games promote healthy competition, and that is fun! But all of us have battle scars (mine from childhood) from playing with overly competitive people, sore losers, mean winners and table flippers. Sometimes a cooperative game is just what you need to enjoy board gaming again. These games allow you […]

What We’re Playing This Week: Spooky Co Op Games


Who doesn’t love a good pirate adventure? The introduction to Peter Pan, Treasure Island or Pirates of the Caribbean. We love the idea of maps to secret locations, finding buried treasure and outwitting other pirates and the Royal Navy in our quest for greatness! Yo ho, me harties! Here be […]

What We’re Playing This Week: Pirate Games



Cards are an essential component of many games. For me, card games were the first kind of games that I remember playing with any real frequency. Old Maid, WAR and Poker (yes, Poker – with a big jar of buttons) are some of my earliest game-play memories. Many of my […]

Masterminds Favorite Card Games





In April, we had a super fun field trip to the Old South Meeting House in Boston to learn about how the Boston Tea Party really started with the “Tea is Brewing” interactive activity. Each child was given a part to play, either patriot or loyalist, and they participated in […]

Field Trip: Old South Meeting House, “Tea is Brewing”





This was my family’s 2nd year running the community’s International Tabletop Day at the Somerset Public Library. International Tabletop Day was started in 2013 by Geek & Sundry and the Tabletop TV show with Will Wheaton, and is designed to promote the hobby of card, board, and pen-and-paper role-playing games — […]

International Tabletop Day 2014