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    Review: Postman Observation Game

    Did you ever try to play a board game with a 3-year-old? Were you just bored out of your mind with the banality of it? Or did you let them win? Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the Postman Observation game sent to me by Timberdoodle in exchange for my review. It is appropriate for ages 3-103. At least, that’s…

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    Review: Tally-Ho Game

    We’ve accumulated a number of great critical-thinking single player games over the years thanks to Timberdoodle’s careful curating. What I’ve found, though, is that these games rarely get played solo style. Almost always it turns out that a couple kids will put their heads together to work on a game as partners. I love that! For that reason I was…

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    Review: Cat Crimes Game

    Oh, no! A Crime has been committed! Someone has ruined my good red dress shoes! “How is that a crime?” you might ask. Good point. Ruining shoes is not against the law, that I know of. But play along with me. It’s just a game, after all. Didn’t I mention that? Well, it is. Cat Crimes I need your help…

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    Review: ChromaCube

    Single player logic games are great for all ages. The latest one we've added to our collection is ChromaCube, "a logic puzzle game that employs attractive wooden cubes and a variety of deductive skills to solve."

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    Review: Turing Tumble

    What in the world is a Turing Tumble? you might ask. Well, you might. Because I did. Turns out it's a logic game named after Alan Turing. According to Wikipedia he is "widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence."

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    An Uplifting Project

    Ever since he was a teenager Lyle has been a “shade tree mechanic” on the side, performing maintenance on our cars and doing occasional repairs for friends and family. Now that he has adult daughters and nieces with their own cars he has been spending even more time in the garage. (Not really under a shade tree.) His brother Loren…