Rowboat

Rowboat is the bidding, trick-taking card game where trump changes throughout the hand. If you can play Spades, you can play Rowboat! First, you deal the cards face up until all 4 suits are showing (this is the tide). Next, you deal each player the same amount of card that are in the Tide. Next, you bid how many tricks you think you will take. Next, you start ...continue reading

Fruitominoes

Will's favorite game is Fruitominoes. Even at 4, this game is easy enough for him to play. He also has been able to beat me without me trying to lose!Each of the dominoes in this game have fruit on them. You play this just like a regular domino game, and keep playing until you are out of dominoes to play.I love Fruitominoes too. It is easy enough for Will ...continue reading

Appletters

I love self contained games which is why we love Appletters (well, that and it is super fun). Anything in the shape of an apple has to be cool.All the tiles are placed face down on the table. Each player takes nine tiles and stands them up so the other players cannot see them. The player then makes a work and places it on the table. The next player ...continue reading

Bananagrams

Looking for a great game to play anywhere? Then Bananagrams is for you! Bananagrams is for all ages - 7 - 97. The game is fairly simple -- you place all the tiles in the banana (yes, you store the game in a banana!) face down. You then divide up the tiles (11-21) depending on how many people are playing (you can play with as few or as many as you'd like). ...continue reading