Focus

I’m pretty terrible at abstract strategy games, but it’s only because they bore me to near death. They have no theme. They usually involve capturing or dominating your opponent’s pieces, and they hold no surprises. They are a battle of nerves and wits that I would rather avoid; however, I …

Duck Duck Bruce

Duck Duck Bruce is one of those card games that has grown worn with use. It’s a simple and easily portable press-your-luck game that’s appropriate for very young gamers. I think Ben was five when he started playing it, and we just played it again a couple of nights ago …

Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard is a game of deduction and secret movements where one or more players take on the roles of London detectives and attempt to locate the mysterious Mr. X, played by a single player. The game was first published in 1983 by Ravensburger. It was also published by Milton …