Board Game Reviews
There was a silly pen-and-paper game that my wife use to play with her son when he was like 9 or 10 years old, and she is now teaching our 4 YO daughter. In the game one draws lines trying to form as many boxes as possible along a grid of dots. When you made a box, you put your initial in it. Count up the initials and the one with the most wins. I was never really any good at that game because it required a lot more look-ahead ability than I was willing to put into the game. It was a little less mindless than something like tic-tac-toe while you wanted for food at the restaurant but I never really had any interest in getting involved.
A small gaming company is making a lot of noise in my local area. Empire Games rose out of a group of friends who simply have a lot of gaming ideas they want to share. In the interest of full disclosure, I know these guys and went to college with some of them. Some I used to game with quite a bit. When I found out that they were starting a gaming company, I was surprised they had the guts to do it, but not surprised because I know these guys love games, know games and know how to make games.