News & Reviews — party games

Annals of Gifting: The Large Family Gathering

Posted by Linda Schmidt on

"Some of my favorite childhood memories are of Christmas Eve with my mom's family.  Passels of little cousins, big cousins, aunts, and uncles floated in an out of rooms, and great food and conversation followed in their wakes.  If a big, casual, all-ages family gathering is in your future, here are some of my top picks for gifts that can be enjoyed on the spot." - Linda, Owner of Cat & Mouse Games Lift it! - This delightful dexterity game can be played by young and old.  Use a crane to build a configuration of blocks within a certain amount...

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Staff Pick: The Resistance: Avalon

Posted by Charlie Graham on

  The Resistance: Avalon   5-10 players   30 minutes       How well do you really know your friends? In The Resistance: Avalon, your skills will be put to the test as you try and figure out who among you is lying about their allegiances.You are loyal servants of Arthur, ensuring the safety of the realm through quests handed down by the king himself. Your band of adventurers have set out, unaware that the evil minions of Mordred are hidden in your party, ready to sabotage your plans. It is up to you, be you servant of Arthur or...

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Staff Pick: Concept

Posted by Charlie Graham on

  Concept 4-12 players 30-60 minutes     How would I describe Concept? I would use the game symbol, the idea symbol, and the head symbol. That’s probably confusing, but stay with me: Concept is a party game where you reduce complex ideas to simple ones. On the game board, you have a series of symbols. These can represent anything from “automobile” to “green” to “war.” Using these symbols, you attempt to describe the concept on your card. To make this easier, the game provides you with a clever refinement system. You are given a green question mark token indicating...

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