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Toy Fair 2011: Top 10 Board Games

No matter how fancified, upgraded, or teched-out games become –- whether they involve iPads or LEGO bricks –- they're still old-fashioned board games at the core. So grab your family and sit around the "boards" of these great new games...No matter how fancified, upgraded, or teched-out games become –- whether they involve iPads or LEGO bricks –- they're still old-fashioned board games at the core.

Best New Family Board Games

Lego enters the board game arena with games including Harry Potter Hogwarts. Credit: Shop.Lego.com Maybe it's just too dang cold to play outside. Maybe you've had about all you can take of the latest SpongeBob marathon on TV. Or maybe...It is so on! Family game night just got a little more fun with the season's newest board games.

Family Board Games, Divorce and More - Links We Love

Keep kids busy on those rainy spring Saturdays with some family game time. Here are 15 favorite family board games. Guaranteed to be more fun than 10 games of Candyland in a row. -- LilSugar Whether you're worried about swine flu, the economy or...

The Family That Plays Together - Games and Toys That Reconnect Us

There was a time when mom, pop, and the kiddos could spend eons gathered 'round a Monopoly board on a weekend night. That was then. In an age where most of us have more face time with our Blackberries than we do with our children, squeezing in even...

Candy Land to Sweeten Movie Theatres

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing Candy Land with your kids, I suggest you run right out, pick up a copy and sit down for a game tonight. Especially if your kids are teenagers. If they're little ones, however, here's some sweet news to share...

Daily Dish - Trivial Pursuit

This original version of Trivial Pursuit may not be intended for little kids, but mine loves it anyway....

DailyDish - Scattergories

Creative answers lead to great fun in this classic game of categories....

Daily Dish - Rush Hour

Encourage kids' problem solving skills with a 3-D puzzle game...

Daily Dish - Max the Cat

Board games usually pit player against player. Team up as a family for nail-biting suspense against Max the Cat....

Daily Dish - Let the games continue

The best parenting advice I've ever heard is also the simplest: play with your kids as long as they will let you....

Clue boardgame gets unneccessary update

What is it with the remakes? First every movie we've already seen, then all our favorite television programs (Mister Rogers is around the corner, I'm warning you) and now the boardgames. No, they turned Clue into a movie a long time ago--and it was...

Mother board game

Just in time for Mother's Day:  the Mother Board Game from Uncommon Goods.  People, I'm intrigued:  the game is for 2 to 16 players, and each participant can choose one of 4 moms --  "doting," "overbearing," "passive-aggressive"...

Vote to change the Monopoly board

Well we've talked about Monopoly before, but a-hem, our blogger didn't exactly like the game. But now you can change the board. Monopoly was introduced in 1935 and now, in 2006 is getting 'modern'. The board will be updated with the names of...

The trouble with Trouble

Friday night we needed to spend some family time so we decided to play a few games together, Madison chose Trouble. We played Trouble from 7:30 Friday night until 4 o'clock this morning. We played so long when the game finally ended Madison, my...

Monopoly haters, unite! Board game teaches bad capitalism, says authors

In researching my previous article about The Game of Life, I came across this fascinating dissection of Monopoly from Benjamin Powell and David Skarbek, two writers for The Mises Institute. Ludwig von Mises was from what became known as The Austrian...

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