Boardgaming for Everyone!

Origins Game Fair 2015 June 17, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — hoamer @ 11:07 AM

I can hardly believe another Origins Game Fair has come and gone.  Now that the kids are older, our whole family can really enjoy the experience of Origins.  Living in Central Ohio and being gamers, there is really no excuse not to go to the convention and we really did it up right this year.

For the first time since we started attending Origins, our whole family attended the convention for the entire running time.  We purchased Board Room ribbons so we could take advantage of the CABS library, which is extensive, and also made good use of the Rio Grande demo room (and started our gaming week off early, when Jay from Rio Grande, unpacked and taught us to play 20th Century Limited).

We got to play some old favorites (Vikings for me), and try several new games.  The kids report that one of their favorites was Commissioned, by Chara Games.  I quite enjoyed a kickstarter that just launched, Apotheca.

No Origins is complete for us without a little costume fun.  We are geeks, after all, and can’t resist.  We had two great looking Steampunk aviators and several Star Wars themed costumes represented.  We weren’t the best costumed by a long shot, but we had fun getting creative.


Girls are still playing… just not blogging! June 6, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — hoamer @ 8:53 AM

Hi folks! I have no real excuse for not keeping up with the blog. Since we’re in summer break with school right now, I’ll make a concerted effort to keep up with things! Last night we played Porto Carthago, and our third son, 8, won the game handily. Thinking he was about to win, oldest son pulled out a move at the end that neither Nate nor I expected, showing us he has matured in his gaming skills and understanding of strategy!  Sadly for him, he didn’t realize how close his brother was to winning.  I’m proud in a geeky Mom sort of way! Next game we play, we’ll post pics, links, and all the good stuff!

Also, the MOB (Mid-Ohio Boardgamers), has officially convened. We meet the third Friday of every month at the Fredericktown Library. You are welcome to join us if you are in the area, and, of course, please feel free to bring the kids! We have plenty of games for the younger set, a good sized library of games for grown-ups, and many people who can teach games for young and old alike!


Etsy Coupon Code Bonus for My Readers February 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — hoamer @ 10:42 PM

Hi everyone!  I mentioned in my ‘about me’ page that I sell custom made items on Etsy (  I’m offering my blog readers a coupon worth 10% off anything listed in my store and as well as any custom order, if you want me to create an item for you.  Just use the code bag10 at checkout to automatically receive your discount!


Getting the Hang of This! February 7, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — hoamer @ 2:22 PM

     Thanks everyone for hanging in there with me as I learn more about blogging.  I have been working through earlier posts so that you can click on any mentioned boardgame and link to the Boardgame Geek information about the game.  Through Boardgame Geek you can get pictures of the game, reviews, and video reviews and/or instructions for play.  You will also find links there on where to purchase games.  That is something I will be trying to post here on GirlsPlayToo in the near future.

     I have a few updates to the links post, so check those out, too, if you have a moment.

     I hope you have found some time to try out a new game, or even just pull out an old favorite!  Game on!