Cyber Monday Deals!

Greetings All,

I figured since I made a Black Friday post, a Cyber Monday post was in order. 🙂 I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! Our children are in a shared parenting agreement, so they were with us the day before Thanksgiving which is when we celebrated ours, we played some Love Letter and Takenoko! 🙂

On Thanksgiving, our children were with their other household. My husband and I decided to visit a friend in the hospital. We brought some Pumpkin Pie and games. We played Ticket to Ride with 1910 expansion and Castle Panic with The Wizards Tower expansion.

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Anyhow below you’ll find some links for Cyber Monday board game related posts. Enjoy! 🙂

cybermonday.com – This site has all of the deals from all of the big named stores, for the purpose of this post the link will be for board games. – http://www.cybermonday.com/sr____.htm?keywords=board+games&p=sr&mnpos=1234%7C%7C1%7C1%7Csearch_box

Etsy Deals! The following links are all board game related Etsy Deals for Cyber Monday!

The House of Mouse, this shop is just cute and I couldn’t resist! – https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHouseOfMouse?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Style and Apply, this shop has a really cute Tic Tac Toe wall decal that is perfect for a kids room! – https://www.etsy.com/listing/190495876/cyber-monday-sale-game-dry-eraser-chalk?ref=shop_home_active_1

Charmri, this shop has some old school games on sale! – https://www.etsy.com/shop/CHARMRI?section_id=13249527&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6

Whats New On The Mantel, this shop has several old school board games and their entire shop is 25% off! – https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatsNewOnTheMantel?section_id=12829005&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

Vivere Carbasus, this shop was also on the Black Friday list. They have board game earrings, dust plugs, and actual board games! Use code: CYBERMONDAY for 20% off $5 or more! – https://www.etsy.com/shop/VivereCarbasus?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Another one I’d like to mention again is Miniature Market, although they do not have a “Cyber Monday” sale… their Black Friday sale will still be going on through 12/1/14! miniaturemarket.com

I hope everyone gets some great deals! Enjoy and until next time… Live by the Board.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday Deals!

Greetings All,

 I just wanted to take a moment to post some Black Friday board game links! I hope everyone has/had a nice safe Thanksgiving! 🙂

Blackfriday.com – This site has a list of all of the Black Friday deals from the biggest names. For the sake of this post I have included the link the board games search. Enjoy! https://blackfriday.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=board+games

Miniaturemarket.com – Miniature Market is one of my favorite sites and they have a large Black Friday sale going on right now! Miniaturemarket.com

I also found some cute game related Black Friday Etsy deals!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175571419/sale-fridge-magnet-put-your-5-armor-on?ref=sr_gallery_37&ga_search_query=black+friday+deals&ga_page=25&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174725295/charm-bracelet-upcycled-monopoly-pieces?ref=sr_gallery_35&ga_search_query=black+friday+deals&ga_page=20&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY for this one: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VivereCarbasus?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Have a great time shopping. Until next time… Live by the Board.

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Thanksgiving Bingo

Greetings All,

Todays post will be a short one, because I am celebrating my Thanksgiving today. I just wanted to add a cute print and play game I found called Thanksgiving Bingo. It’s for adults and deals with things like Drunk Relatives and Food related items. There are four different Bingo sheets. If you play it, let me know how it goes!

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Have fun guys! 🙂 Until next time… Live by the Board.

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My Geektastic Anniversary

Greetings All,

Today is my two-year wedding anniversary and it featured many geeky things. I got my husband a deck of personalized cards, as mentioned in the last blog post. It was a standard deck of 52 that had pictures of us, our three kids, and our ferret. I also got him a personalized Chrono Trigger clock and a canvas printed Iron Man comic cover. I even made him a Pokemon card with references to Guardians of the Galaxy and Bob’s Burgers.

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All I wanted to do was play Ticket to Ride with the 1910 expansion while listening to the Awesome Mix from Guardians of the Galaxy. We played on Sunday because we feared we wouldn’t have enough time to do so today, but to my very happy surprise we were able to play today as well and my kids joined us! Yesterday I ran out to the store and when I came back my husband was sitting at the table with Ticket to Ride and the music ready to play. There is nothing better than forgetting it’s your turn because you are busy singing or busy staring at your spouse because they’re singing.

My point is that board games have brought my family together and has given us so much joy that it feels wrong to not celebrate special days without playing a board game or two. There have been times when I’ve literally set the table with candles and laid out a board game with dinner. It may sound cheesy, but that game brings us very close. I love thrill of competing with my spouse and the comfort of knowing that no matter who wins, there’s going to be a rematch.

If you want something to do that is a constant reminder that you married your best friend… board games are the way to go, I just happen to be partial to Ticket to Ride.

Here are links to the previously mentioned items. I hope you enjoy.

Personalized Playing Cards: https://www.shutterfly.com/sitesearch/playing%20cards

Personalized Clocks: https://www.etsy.com/shop/zuzusforall?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Personalized Pokemon Cards: http://pokemoncardapp.com/

Ticket to Ride: http://www.miniaturemarket.com/ssearch?q=Ticket+to+Ride

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix: http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Galaxy-Awesome-Mix-Vol-1/dp/B00KLF5J64

Thank you for looking! Until next time… Live by the Board.

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Personalized Games

Greetings All,

Tomorrow is my two-year anniversary. I always try to make or purchase something geeky for my husband, for any occasion really. I purchased a personalized Chrono Trigger clock with our anniversary date and such on it. I also purchased a set of personalized playing cards. It’s a full deck that consists of pictures of our little family (including our smelly little ferret). Sadly I was too excited to wait until tomorrow, not to mention our schedule for tomorrow really wouldn’t allow us to do much celebrating. Anyhow, I gave him his anniversary gifts yesterday and he absolutely loved them! Seeing his reaction made me want to get personalized cards/games for my kids and subsequently made me want to share this with all of you.

I’ve always thought personalized gifts were adorable, especially when they can be more than just decor, i.e. the Playing Cards. I’ve put together a little list of different places that offer personalized games without costing you a fortune. There are many places out there that offer the same thing, but I chose the less expensive options.

Shutterfly – I got my anniversary card deck from Shutterfly. Now admittedly they are not the cheapest option I found, BUT at the time I had a free coupon code… so my cards were free. Shutterfly offers personalized cards and puzzles. Please see the link below.

Shutterfly Cards, $19.99 – http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-gifts/playing-cards

Shutterfly Puzzles, $24.99 – http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-gifts/puzzles

Oriental Trading – This website has a lot of cute bulk items for a great price. The offer playing cards: $14 per dozen, poker chips: $20.99 for 100pcs, and a custom connect four set: $10 per dozen.

Oriental Trading – http://www.orientaltrading.com/toys-games-and-novelties/games-and-activities/personalizable/games-a1-550234+18-TnJwcD02NA==.fltr

Cafe Press – Cafe Express offers personalized playing cards: $28 per set, personalized Monopoly games, including game pieces: $39.99 per game, and personalized Scrabble games, including game pieces: $39.99 per game.

Cafe Press – http://www.cafepress.com/make/custom-toys

Printer Studio – They offer tons of personalized puzzles: $1.48 – $16.51+, Personalized Memory Match games: $9.99+, and personalized Dominoes for $12.29+.

Printer Studio – http://www.printerstudio.com/unique-ideas/personalized-puzzle-games.html

Walgreens – Walgreens offer 8×10 personalized puzzles: $14.99, personalized puzzles w/ gift tins: $24.99, and personalized playing cards: $22.99.

Walgreens – http://photo.walgreens.com/walgreens/storepage/storePageId=Toys

121 Personal Gifts – This site offers many cool games. They have personalized poker sets: $49.95-$69.95, Cribbage Games: $42.95-$48.95, Domino Sets: $39.95-$49.95, Double Deck card cases: $44.95, and Mancala sets: $23.95.

121 Personal Gifts – http://www.121personalgifts.com/browse-by-gift-type/poker-set

Now some cute Freebies:

Instructables – This site has plenty of great ideas, but I found a personalized Guess Who thread that would be a great gift/project for kids.

Instructables – http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Guess-Who/

I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE Pokemon! I found a free Pokemon card maker and a free Trainer card maker. These are both printable and very much so worth it to see the smile on your kids faces!

Pokemon Card Maker – http://pokemoncardapp.com/

Pokemon Trainer Card Maker – http://pokecharms.com/trainer-card-maker/

If there are any specific games you would like me to look for, please feel free to let me know! I hope that you all enjoyed this and I hope that some of you indulge in personalized games! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by and until next time… Live by the Board.

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Thanksgiving Games!

Greetings all,

Today I wanted to give you a list of Thanksgiving games. I realize that the games may not reach you in time for Thanksgiving, but I tried to make sure I located as many Amazon Prime (free 2-day shipping) games as possible. While I was researching I found a great list from Board Game Geek and it has very extensive information, so I figured I’d link the list and then give you the most affordable links for the game I could find. Please keep in mind I tried to locate only new games, although some of them I wasn’t able to find. Please take a look at the Board Game Geek thread and come back to this post for prices for the games you are interested in.

Here is Board Game Geeks Thanksgiving games post: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/26038/ultimate-thanksgiving-themed-game

And now the price list:

1) New England: http://www.amazon.com/New-England-Game-Board/dp/B0006HCWNA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1416767557&sr=8-3&keywords=new+england+board+game

2) The Voyage of the Mayflower: http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-Mayflower-board-game/dp/B0056PC692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416767755&sr=8-1&keywords=voyage+of+the+mayflower+board+game

3) Merchants of Amsterdam – http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-166RGG-Merchants/dp/B00005UN1T/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416767854&sr=8-1&keywords=Merchants+of+Amsterdam

4) Jamestown: The Jamestowne Survivor Game: Sadly I had no luck locating this. 😦

5) Electric Football: There are tons of versions of this, you can pick and choose: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Electric+Football&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AElectric+Football

6) The Great Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Game: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Macys-Thanksgiving-Parade-Game/dp/B002TTIIPO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416768076&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Great+Macy%27s+Thanksgiving+Day+Parade+Game

7) Turkeys Wild!: http://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/638009

8) A Fistful of Turkeys: http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-FISTFUL-OF-TURKEYS-1-A-role-playing-game-1981-brochure-/131330311256?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

9) Cold Turkey: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281484076279?lpid=82

10) Don’t Wake Daddy: http://www.amazon.com/Parker-Brothers-0455-Dont-Daddy/dp/B00000IWD3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416768659&sr=8-1&keywords=Don%27t+Wake+Daddy

11) Monopoly: Dallas Cowboys: http://www.amazon.com/USAopoly-MN016008-Dallas-Cowboys-Monopoly/dp/B000GQ0R0G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416768745&sr=8-2&keywords=Monopoly%3A+Dallas+Cowboys

12) New World: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111520033790

13) New World: A Carcassonne Game: https://www.gamesurplus.com/product_info.php?products_id=991

14) Cornucopia: https://www.gamesurplus.com/product_info.php?products_id=1319

15) The Thanksgiving Game: http://www.amazon.com/The-Thanksgiving-GameTM-CLS777-Game/dp/B0014WFYPE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416769110&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Thanksgiving+Game

16) New Haven: https://www.gamesurplus.com/product_info.php?products_id=2859

17) Rails of New England: http://www.amazon.com/Rio-Grande-Games-RGG-433/dp/B0054EXG6C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416769272&sr=8-1&keywords=Rails+of+New+England

18) Happy Turkey Day!: http://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/641539

19) Pizza Box Football, Included this link not because it was the cheapest, but because it included expansions.: https://www.gamesurplus.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Pizza+Box+Football&x=0&y=0

20) Wild Turkey Opoly: http://www.amazon.com/Huntertainment-WTUR-Wild-Turkey-Opoly/dp/B00104F6OK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416769551&sr=8-1&keywords=Wild+Turkey+Opoly

21) Turkish Checkers, this is a print and play. I was unable to locate it, however, Kongregate offers a free online version: http://www.kongregate.com/games/vfedorov/turkish-checkers

22) Turkey Day: This was also a print and play, I was unable to locate it. 😦

23) Devil Bunny Needs a Ham: http://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/624377

24) Battleball: http://boardgamegeek.com/geekmarket/product/615767

25) Pow Wow: http://www.amazon.com/Ravensburger-26412-Pow-Wow-Game/dp/B000EWNEGG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416770263&sr=8-1&keywords=pow+wow+game

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed. Until next time… Live by the Board.

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