How to Play: The Mind (in song form)

May 12, 2021

This is my first ever instructional video in song form! I made a song about The Mind and it has almost all the rules to the game (it's similar to how we teach it to other people when we're playing).

The song was originally for an appearance on Jordan Plays Blue

Episode 130 - The Theme's The Thing

May 6, 2021

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played (or books read, or music listened to?) recently, including Winning Streak (a book), The Meaples (a song album), and Musical Chairs (this one's a board game). We then talk about games with unique themes.

Episode 129 - Rock and Roll and Write

April 22, 2021

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Hey Yo and Draftosaurus. We then talk about our top 5 favorite roll & write games.

Episode 128 - Mental Health in Games

April 8, 2021

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Black Sonata and Viscounts of the West Kingdom. We then talk about how mental health and mental illness is depicted in board games.

Training Games: Hungry as a Bear

April 4, 2021

by Ambie Valdés
This is part of a series called Training Games, where I review children's games when playing (with modified rules) with my twin toddlers. This review was written when my twins were 18 and a half months old.

Hungry as a Bear is a dexterity game where you feed different colored cardboard food tokens to a Bear. There’s a big cardboard plate and spoon that you use, and the bear stands up in the box and has a cut out mouth like a carnival game.

How to Play: Rolling Stock Stars

March 29, 2021

Our How to Play videos are designed to be short (but still complete) instructional videos, mainly for people who want an overview before playing with someone who knows how to play (in place of that person teaching the rules).


Episode 127 - Savor the Flavor

March 25, 2021

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Horrified and The Castles of Tuscany. We then talk about flavor text in board games. In the return of the Board Game Etymology segment, Crystal discusses the origins of the word "flavor."

Episode 126 - The 2020 Blitzies

March 11, 2021

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Rosetta: The Lost Language, Dream Runners, and Break In: Area 51. We then host the annual Blitzies for 2020!

Episode 125 - And the Crowd Goes Wild!

February 25, 2021

Ambie and Crystal discuss a couple games they've played recently, including Night Market and The Adventure Zone: Bureau of Balance Game. We then discuss what can make board games fun to watch instead of just play.

Training Games: Tidy Up!

February 22, 2021

by Ambie Valdés
This is part of a series called Training Games, where I review children's games when playing (with modified rules) with my twin toddlers. This review was written when my twins were 17 months old.

Tidy Up! Is a game where you have cardboard squares representing different types of toys - stuffed animals, vehicles, or blocks. The box itself has a storage shelf of cardboard with slots in it, so you take a piece and put it into the correct slot to match the type of toy.

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