Games & Toys

It's kind of ironic that fun stuff is often more than pure entertainment. Playing catch is good exercise. Movies can help us understand the world a little better. People like doing what they like to do, and that's why those things are often the best paths to maturity and growth.

Now comes the boring didactic essay about how good games are for us. Okay, maybe not. But don't think there's no benefit to playing games just because that isn't the reason most of us play them. Games help us learn to better interact with others, think strategically and logically, plan our future, and build our wrist muscles through repeated dice-rolling.

At the end of the day, though, games are just super fun. (Yes, super fun—my chess set is a super chess set and runs around in a cape when he's not being played.)

We could get all sentimental here and talk about how playing games lets us be with the people we love, but we won't. At least, not a lot. (Of course, sometimes relationships are jeopardized by playing games, as when dad won't sell mom his Monopoly properties.) Just this: would you rather remember sitting beside your siblings watching TV, or playing Dutch Blitz with them at the kitchen table?

In the end, this: Games get kids unglued from the Cartoon Network. Games require a measure of thought. Games are fun. If these aren't good reasons to play games, the employees and owners of this store are operating under a severe misunderstanding of reality. In other words, we really like games around here and (though we feel no defense is necessary) believe playing them is actually a beneficial activity despite the super fun exterior.

We try to stock a wide variety—card games, strategy games, skill-based games, children's games, classic games. We're working on uploading rules and instructions, artwork, reviews, and samples of what we offer. This is the youngest section of our store, so please be patient during this process, and don't call us names if we don't have enough information on a particular product. That makes us sad, especially Caleb, who's really pretty sensitive despite his tough-as-nails action hero exterior.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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6 Nimmt!
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 4th-Adult
7 Wonders: Leaders Expansion
from Asmodee Games
Fast-paced strategy game for 10 and up
Acquire
from Avalon Hill
Strategy game for 6th grade-adult
Age of War (card & dice game)
from Fantasy Flight Games
for 8th-Adult
Agricola - Family Edition
by Uwe Rosenberg
from Mayfair Games Inc.
Agricola - Revised Edition
by Uwe Rosenberg
from Mayfair Games Inc.
Alhambra
from Asmodee Games
American History - Go Fish Game
by John De Gree
from Classical Historian
for Preschool-6th grade
in Classical Historian: Take a Stand (Location: F7F-HIS)
American History - Memory Game
by John De Gree
from Classical Historian
for Preschool-6th grade
in Classical Historian: Take a Stand (Location: F7F-HIS)
Ancient History - Go Fish Game
by John De Gree
from Classical Historian
for Preschool-6th grade
in Classical Historian: Take a Stand (Location: F7F-HIS)
$11.95
Ancient History - Memory Game
by John De Gree
from Classical Historian
for Preschool-6th grade
in Classical Historian: Take a Stand (Location: F7F-HIS)
Apples to Apples
by Out of the Box
from Mattel
Party game for ages 8-Adult
Apples to Apples - Bible Edition
for ages 10 and up
Apples to Apples Junior
from Mattel
Party game for ages 6 and up
Axis & Allies 1941
from Wizards of the Coast
An "educational game" for guys 10-adult
Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition
2nd edition from Avalon Hill
An "educational game" for guys 10-adult
Balderdash
from Mattel
for 7th-Adult
Bang!
from Da Vinci Games
for 3rd-Adult
Bang! Dodge City Expansion
from Da Vinci Games
for 3rd-Adult
Bang! The Dice Game
from Da Vinci Games
for 3rd-Adult
Barrel of Monkeys
from Hasbro
for Nursery-Kindergarten
Battle Cry
from Wizards of the Coast
for 7th-Adult
Battle Line
by Rodger B MacGowan
from GMT Games
Card game for 5th-Adult
Battleship
from Hasbro
Abstract Game for ages 8 and up
Bible - Go Fish Game
by John De Gree
from Classical Historian
for Preschool-6th grade
in Classical Historian: Take a Stand (Location: F7F-HIS)
$11.95
Black Fleet
The Ultimate Pirate Game for 12 and Up
Blokus Trigon
by Bernard Tavitian
from Educational Insights
for Ages 5 to Adult
Blue Max
by Richard Borg
from Fantasy Flight Games
WWII Tactical Game for Ages 10 and up
Bohnanza
by Uwe Rosenberg
from Rio Grande Games
Family game for ages 8 and up
Botswana
from Gryphon Games
Abstract Game for 3rd-Adult
Camel Up
by Klaus Teuber
from Z-Man Games
for Kindergarten-6th grade
Carcassonne
by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
from Z-Man Games
Family/Strategy game for ages 8 and up
Carcassonne - Inns & Cathedrals
by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
from Rio Grande Games
for 4th-Adult
Carcassonne - The Princess & the Dragon
by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
from Rio Grande Games
for 4th-Adult
Carcassonne - Traders & Builders
by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
from Z-Man Games
for 4th-Adult
Carcassonne - Winter Edition
by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
from Z-Man Games
Family/Strategy game for ages 8 and up
Carcassonne: Gold Rush
by Klaus-Jurgen Wrede
from Z-Man Games
Family/Strategy game for ages 8 and up
Castle Panic
from Indie Boards and Cards
for ages 12 and up
Castle Panic: Wizard's Tower Expansion
from Indie Boards and Cards
for ages 12 and up
Catan - Compact Edition Traveler
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan Histories: Merchants of Europe
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan Histories: Settlers of America
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan Junior
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for Kindergarten-6th grade
Catan: Cities & Knights
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan: Cities & Knights - 5-6 Player Extension
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan: Explorers & Pirates
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan: Explorers & Pirates - 5-6 Player Expansion
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan: Rivals for Catan
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan: Seafarers
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
Catan: Seafarers - 5-6 Player Extension
by Klaus Teuber
from Mayfair Games Inc.
for 7th-Adult
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