Do you recall those long boring nights sitting around the dinner table waiting for someone to win Monopoly? The game should’ve ended hours ago, only a certain result of the dice would end this tortuous evening. The chance of you edging out a victory hinged on your token landing on free parking sixty times in row, […]
There are two camps of LEGO builders – those who keep the directions, and those who throw them out. I’m such a directions follower that I have LEGO instruction books for sets that have long been dismantled and incorporated into brick bins of the younger generations of our family, so needless to say when I […]
LEGOs, just about every person I know has, at one time in their life, played with these colorful simple interlocking blocks. People have been building automobiles, spaceships, monsters and even castles for over 60 years. Like many of you, I still have my LEGOs that I had as a child. An heirloom ready to hand down […]
Game Art by Matt Sainsbury is more than just a coffee table book. It’s a great way to inspire kids who may want to get into the world of game design, or truthfully, any form of art. It’s all about the vision and the process. The book begins with a preface reminding the reader that […]
1. You believe in science. Evolution? Check! Climate Change? Check! Space Exploration? Check! 2. You don’t feel the need to schedule every minute of your child’s day. You are a big believer of unorganized play. 3. You read to your child as much as possible. The benefits of reading to toddlers and little kids […]
I thought you guys might like to know a little more about what we’re doing to Kickstart the Kickstarter. As much as I’d love to pop some popcorn and watch the pledges roll in, there’s a lot of work to do. I owe it to the people who’ve pledged so far and all of the hours of creative work that’s gone into this to get it in front of as many eyes as possible so we can get to work printing our new shirts!
You probably like Breaking Bad, and I don’t blame you. The narrative was tight, the themes were fresh and the main character was a relateable bad guy, which is a pretty novel trope these days. I watched the whole thing (like actually watched it without also looking at my phone), and while I was optimistically […]
As I chose outfits for my Barbies and baby dolls, I longed for the day I would finally have a daughter to dress all in pink. Now that she’s here, I’d like to think I know better.
Ever since his first day back to work after we came home from the hospital with her, he has a little sadness in his eyes every morning as he walks out the door. He’s not one to complain, but sometimes he lists off the things he’s missed – the first time she said a real […]
Sometime around 3:30pm today, I heard a bunch of screaming kids running down the street. I looked outside to see a big group of elementary aged kids running down the sidewalk, yelling the names of the kids on my block who promptly ran out of their houses and joined the stampede. I can only guess that […]