Telepathy Magic Minds

Telepathy Magic Minds


Telepathy Magic Minds by Telepathy Games is like Battleship meets puzzles. It’s a family friendly game that gets you using your mental powers. You will be going head to head using strategy, deduction and your powerful mind powers to figure out what exact object/ square your opponent has chosen.

Our family really enjoys this game. It’s a great game when you have 20 minutes and you want something easy to set up and play. You can have fun. All of my non-gamer friends ask about this game. The artwork is attractive. Along with have no learning curve. Anyone can play this game!

This game is for 2 players or 2 teams.

Ages 10+

Game play 15-20 minutes

Magic Minds is the one of the more complex of the Telepathy Games line up. As it has more items and a much longer grid. The do have game perfect for younger kids which is called Brain Freeze.

How To Play

Set up is quite easy. You take your game board and your secrecy shield, place them in front of you making sure you opponent can not see your game board.

Pick a random square of your choice and mark your choice on your secrecy shield, so you don’t forget. Remember it is a secret!

Your goal is to be the first player or team to figure out your opponents square.

You will then take turns picking a square and ask your opponents.  Example K-7 Brown Card? Your opponent will say no if none of the features of the square matches their choice. However, if just one of the features is correct your opponent will say yes.

You use your opponents answers to help narrow your guess to which square they have chosen. Once you are ready to ask for the final time as you believe you have figured it out. You must announce this is your final guest. If you get it wrong you lose.

Cat Box


Trust us your going to want to back this adorable cat puzzle game that is fun for the whole family! This game gets the family laughing and talking. You can choose wither to play nice or play with the vengeance.

Cat Box

  • Ages 6+
  • Players 2-5
  • Playing Time 15-30 Minutes


Grail games will be revamping this game making it available world wide. We have fallen in love with Grail Games over the past year or so. They specialize in fun family games. Most of their games do come in small boxes however they deliver a lot of punch. These games are very thematic which our family loves.  Every game is high quality and includes amazing components. You can tell they have high standards and love games themselves. Check out their site at Grail Games.

Aza Chen is the amazing artist behind Cat Box. He has been a part of a lot of cutest family games. We have a few of his games. Kitty Paw and Cat Tower. Yes, your sensing a theme. We love Cat games.  All of them our family orientated, cute and different! Kitty Paw is a dexterity fast puzzle game.  Here is our review of Kitty Paw. Cat Tower is a dexterity stacking game. and Cat Box is a puzzle game. You can find more on his work here.


Alright now to the good stuff more about Cat Box! What will you get in the box?

Game Contents

  • Rule Book
  • 48 Cat Box Cards
  • 6 Identity Cards,  5 Cats and 1 Chihuahua
  • 25 Cat Box Tokens
  • 5 Player Aid Cards (Reference Cards)


Goal Of The Game

Each player will be dealt a secret identity card. Try to keep it a secret so the other players wont try to hurt your game play strategy. The player with the most victory points wins! Using a combo of cats visible matching their secret identity and building connections to earn victory points.

Game Play (Basic Rules)

  • Shuffle all the Identity Cards and deal 1 card to each player. Players should keep their identity a secret till the end of the game. ***Remove Chihuahua in 2 & 3 player games**
  • Shuffle all the Cat Box Cards (either side is ok)  and form a draw pile.*** Remove 2 cards when playing with 5 or 3 players. Remove 3 cards when playing with 4 players. Remove 1 card when playing with 2 players.
  • Each player draws a number of Cat Box Cards from the top of the draw pile. ***Draw 1 card is you are playing with 5 or 4 players. Draw 2 cards when playing with 3 or 2 players. **** Note when drawing cards from draw pile keep the topside (public) visible towards other players. The bottom side is a secret for the player who draws the card. When you play your card it will always be from the side you are looking at i.e if you steal a card you will play from the (public) side you see before stealing. When you play your own card you will play the (secret) side you are viewing from your hand.
  • Turn over the topmost Cat Box card from the draw pile and place it in the center of the table.
  • The youngest player starts the game.

Player Turn

  • You have 2 action options per turn. 

  • 1. Play at Cat Box Card from your own hand.  You must play the secret side faceup.
  • 2. Play a Cat Box Card from another player’s hand. Must play the Public side faceup. 
  • When playing a Cat Box Card you must follow these rules.

  • The cards MUST all face the same direction.
  • The Cat Box Cards played MUST cover an existing card in the play area over 1 or 2 squares of the existing card.
  • If the Cat Box Card played has all cats you may only cover 1 square of an existing card.
  • If the Cat Box Card played shows an empty box on one of the squares. You MAY cover 1 or 2 squares on an existing card.
  • Refill hand cards to end turn.

  • The player whose Cat Box Card was player this turn refills their hand to the initial limit.  Respect the Public/Secret rule.

End of Game

The games ends when all players have no Cat Box Cards in hand. Players reveal their cat identities and count their score.  Each visible cat that matches your color is worth 1 victory point. Find your largest connection of cats (Cats must be next to each other) and add the total number of cats in your connection to your total of cats. The person with the most victory points win!!!  


Advance Rules Video Coming! 

Game Play (Advance  Rules)

Basic rules apply with the following changes 

  • Use all Cat Box Cards
  • Each player receives 1 set of 5 Cat Box Tokens. Tokens must all be the same color ( The color of your choice)
  • During a players turn you now have an additions action. You may choose to play at most 1 of your Cat Box Tokens. Remove the token from the game upon using it.
  • Each unused Cat Box Token is worth 1 Victory Point (VP) in the end of the game.





Elementy by Gamematz is a fast pace push your luck card game. Which of course as a mat option!

Not only does Elementy have adorable artwork. It’s extremely fun. We have tested this game with kids ranging from age 5-13. They all enjoyed it. It has that Rock, Paper, Scissors meets Pokémon vibe.



START THE GAME by dividing the deck into half. Each player gets 3 of each element cards Flame, Leaf & Water) and 2 Wild Windy cards. Shuffle your deck workout looking and place them facing down. Draw the top three cards to start the battle. You may look at these cards as they are in your hand.

THE BATTLE  both players choose 1 of the cards in your hand  and place in facing down. Once both players cards are face down flip the cards over to see who won the battle. Before battling against each player draws another card from the top of their deck so they have 3 cards total in their hand.







THE WILD CARD is Wild Windy she is extremely unpredictable. To stop her at the opposing player must roll a 5 or 6 to win the battle.

THE TIE.  The best part of this game is the ROLL OFFS! If you and your opponentplay the same card. You must grab the dice and roll off. They player with the highest number wins!

THE WIN the player that wins the battle take their card and their opponents card place them in their discard pile facing up the game ends when there is no cards left who ever has the most cards in thier discard pile when the game!

I can not win for anything! Apparently I have no luck!  Which makes my kids love this game so much more!!



Food Fighters

Food Fighters 

Food Fighters is a fun 2 player  fast paced family friend card game by  Kids Table Board Gaming . This family duo know exactly what families and couples want to play. This game is may look like it is geared only to children, but it’s fun even for adults!  At night your pantry comes alive and they have full blown battle including spoons and pans flying in the air and taking each other out!

Food Fighters is a 2 player game. A good 2 player game can be hard to find. You want something that is entertaining for both players. This game is for newbies, casual and even the hardcore gamer can enjoy this great filler game. It only takes roughly 20 mins to play. With rules basic enough ages 8 and up can play.

One thing I really love about this a game besides the game play. Is the amazing quality and love that has gone into this game. You can tell from the minute you open it.

Be prepared to have a food fight without getting your kitchen dirty!


Now has expansions! 

Set Up

  • Pick your side. Will you be team meat or team veggies?
  • Shuffle your fighters and randomly lay them in a 3×3 grid.
  • Make stockpiles of all other supplies for your pantry.
  • Each player gets their 3 power cards, 3 crackers, 2 spoons and 1 pan for their side of the pantry.


How To Play


Turn Order

  1. Take 1 action. Roll the dice (2 white unless you bought the red die) for Beans or Swamp or Attack. 
  2. You can spend your beans to buy 1 thing from your pantry.
  3. You opponent fills any gaps in their formation.


Roll For Beans

To roll for beans roll both dice and collection the number of beans on the dice. If you roll a splat keep rolling until you get beans.


To Swap, swap any two of your fighters or swap one of your fighters into an empty space in the same row it already occupies. When you swap you get 1 free bean from the pantry.


Point out with your finger which of the fighters you are attacking and which enemy fighter is attacked.

If you roll at least 1 splat you hit your target and it is knocked out. Move it to your discard pile.

If you only roll beans you missed you target and collect your beans.





After someone has successfully attacked 3 matching players they win the game!



Don’t forget you get to buy extras from your pantry.  Such as a extra die, for better odds in your attacks.  Pans, to have one fighter be able to attack any type of the enemies fighters.  Spoons, acts like a spear for one of your fighters. You many attack any enemies fighters from any distance.  Crackers, acts like a shield. Takes 2 splats for an enemy to know out your fighter. Along with extra abilities.















Minecraft The Card Game ?

This Minecraft card game surprised me. It’s much better than I had excepted. I am pleasantly surprised. This game is fun. It’s great for families and it will be a wonderful filler game. Best of all is the theme. Which I am a sucker for.

Ages 8+
Players 2-4
Playing time 15-30 minutes

Object of the game is each the goal points first. Point goal changes depending on the number of players.
2 players is 24 points
3 players is 20 points
4 players is 16 points

Basics of the game. Players will “mine” resource cards and then use your cards to “craft” an item. When you craft an item you will earn points and be able to use that crafted items tool power.

Tool Powers
Sword: Used to defend a creeper
Shovel: You can force another player to skip one action in their turn
Pick Axe: Used to get 1 extra action on your turn
Axe: May count as 2 woods when crafting an item
Hoe: Used to clean the top card off of every resource pile

During each turn you will be able to make 2 actions. You may play and combination of actions you want for your turn.There are 3 types of action Mine, Craft, or Reserve.
Mine is collecting a resource from the top of the pile into your hand.
Craft is using you resource that are require to mine a item. Once you mine your item place it in front of you & discard your used resources.
Reserve is placing a card you desire into your reserve card holder. You may one reserve one card at a time.

Creepiest Pet Shop

Creepiest Pet Shop by Creepy Tiki Games. This speed matching card game is creeply cute. The objective is to be the best employee of the month. You will be helping monsters adopt creepy pets that will match their family. They player who places the most pets into their forever homes wins!

Creepiest Pet Shop The Kickstarter even is now live!!!!! Click HERE

creepy pet shop

What we loved about Creepiest Pet Shop ? Is pretty much everything. The first thing I noticed was the creepy cute artwork. Anyce and I (Amber) both love creepy things. So, of course we had to play this game! The most important thing about this game is everyone in our house can play! There is an sensitive or non readers variant. Perfect for Zayden who is 5 and isn’t reading. Along with also being a sensitive player. He hates losing & will sometimes quit games, when he thinks he is wont win. He is getting better thankfully!

We are looking forward to the kickstarter! This a game we will be backing. What we are most looking forward to seeing with the Kickstater to see what stretch goals can get unlocked. Along with card quality being a stronger (Keep in mind we have a demo game) We are rough with our cards because we play hard, we are racing to be first & sometimes a card or two may not survive. I hope you decide to check it out!

P.S My favorite card is the Vincent Price wild card!!!

Vincent Price Wild

How do you Play?

Each turn is divided into 4 phases

Discard/Draw: You can discard up to 3 cards. You draw until your at your max hand. Max will start at 5 and will then depend on effect cards.

Effect: You play an effect card on yourself or your opponent.

Revealing Pets: Starting with the oldest player reveal 2 pets. (If an effect card is play the person who flips it over is effected)

Adoption: Once all pet cards are revealed you immediately can adopt pets by being the fastest player to match the symbols required for adoption.

After all pet cards have been claimed, players count the symbols on their pet cards. The player that has the most symbols on their Pet Cards wins the game and is the employee of the month at the Creepiest Pet Shop!!!

creepiest pet show how to

creepy pet show how to

Kitty Paw

Kitty Paw is designed by Aza Chen and published by Li-He Studio. It’s a family friendly dexterity puzzle game. Yes, that’s correct all of our favorite things wrapped into one purr-fect game! Anyce and I will be facing off in the video below to show you a quick demo of how the game plays. If you have any questions, please comment below or email us. We are always happy to help!


Kitty Tiles

Box Cards

Cat Box Cards Box Side

Cat Box Cards Cat Side

Kitty Cards

Kitty Cards

KittyCards 48 (24 level one, 16 level two, 8 level three)
Cat Box Card 8 (1 of the 8 has a Chihuahua hiding in the box)
Box Card 4 (Pay attention to the orientation you need to use)
Kitty Tiles 28 (4 each of the 7 different kitty types)


The player who collect the most victory points wins. You collect victory points by trying to complete your puzzle first each round to earn your card. Each card will have victory points. If your last to complete your puzzle you flip the card over and receive negative points.

Kitty Paw Set Up


Each player will take 1 of each of the 7 kitty’s & place it in the center of the table. You will mix all of the kitty’s up.
Shuffle the cat box cards and place them around the kitty’s box side up.
Each player takes 1 box card and place it in front of themselves.
Shuffle the each of the kitty card levels into separate stacks. Face them down to make a draw pile I order of difficulty level.
Flip over the first 4 face up.


To start the game you will stack 1 of your paws in the center of the table and shout “KITTY PAW”
Each player then grabs 1 kitty card they want and place it in front of you. That will be the puzzle you try to complete.
Grabbing 1 kitty tile at a time. Players race to duplicate the puzzle on their kitty card.

If any players think they have completed their puzzle. That player shouts out “MEOW” and performs the lucky cat gesture.
All players stop. Perform the lucky cat gesture and touch the first “meow players” paw with a lucky paw meow. The last player to do this gets the victory points penalty (by flipping over your kitty card).
All player check to see if the first “meow players” puzzle is correct. If it is they will keep their kitty card and collect the victory points. If their puzzle is not correct they will then have to flip over their kitty card and take the victory points penalty.
You repeat the rounds again. Until a player has scored 5 victory points cards. The player with the most victory points win! MEOW!

Kitty Paw back of the box

I hope your family enjoys this game as much as our family has! A big thank you to AZA Chen for sending us such a fun, amazing family game. Now to start the struggle and try to find the rest of his games to add to our collection.


Shopkins Spot it


This fun family friendly party game is now in the Shopkins theme! Shopkins is all the rave right now. Especially for girls in the 3rd grade like my daughter. This theme is perfect for Shopkins b-day parties and sleepovers! This is my daughters favorite Spot-it at the moment! We love it!

Spot it is a very quick game. You try to find the matches as fast as you can. Every card will have a match and only one match to each card. Even if you don’t see it. Sometimes it is hard to find the match. We love it because its a game all ages can play. Even though most Spot it’s recommend ages 7 & up. I would say most 3 year olds can play the game. This edition has no words to match, just images.

Shopkin's can you spot a match

Spot it Symbols


Apple Blossom
Strawberry Kiss
Kooky Cookie
Cupcake Chic
D’Lish Donut
Chee Zee
Lippy Lips
Toasty Pop
Sneaky Wedge
Molly Mops
Casper Cap
Suzie Sunday
Penny Pencil
Lana Lamp
Lolli Poppins
Pineapple Crush
Melonie Pips
Jennifer Rayne
Zappy Microwave
Dippy Avocado
Shopping Bag
Waffle Sue
Pamela Pancakes
Brenda Blenda
Corny Cob
Nappy Dee
Cornell Mustard
Squeaky Clean
Mini Muffin
Tommy Ketchup
Cool Cube
Wally Water
Ice Cream Dream
Coin Purse
Gran Jam
Netti Spaghetti
Poppy Corn
Toastie Bread
Sweat Pea
Cheeky Chocolate
Dum Mee Mee
Bread Head
Posh Pear
Missy Mushy Moo
Polly Polish

Must Have Games For Your Christmas List!

I don’t know if your like me, but if you are.. You have already made you Christmas list & are making purchases! This year lots of awesome game have been released. I wanted to share with you some of our must have games for the year! These will be mostly games focused on family play. Game we feel most family will have fun with.

Pie Face
I have a sneaky feeling that a lot of kids are going to be asking for this game! It’s just crazy silly fun. We actually already own this game. For our review on it check it out HERE

Ages: 5+
Players: 2+
Play Time: 1+ minutes
Price Range $20

Loopin Chewie

This game is a lot of fun, we have already played a friends copy. However, I have it hiding in a closet for a Christmas gift for our kiddos. It’s Looping Louie meets STAR WARS! This game is only for 3 players not 4 like the original game! However, it is Star Wars plus a fun family game. You can’t go wrong!!

Ages: 5+
Players: 2-3
Play Time: 10-15 minutes
Price Range $20-30

Batman Story Cubes

Batman version of Story Cubes. We have already reviewed this game HERE

Players: 1+
Play Time 1+ minutes
Price Range $10-15

Exploding Kittens


This game is a light fun party game. Even those who don’t play games will enjoy the simplicity, yet fun of Exploding Kittens. Please keep in mind only the red box is family friendly! We have a full review HERE

Ages: 7+
Players: 2-5
Play Time: 15-30 minutes
Price Range $20

Bop it! R2-D2
BOP It! R2-D2 Edition

Since this is the year for Star Wars, I find this game fitting. It’s adorable! Perfect for kids, families and Star Wars fans. Don’t forget your gamers, this is perfect accessories for a game shelf!

Ages: 8+ ( I feel 5+)
Players: 1+
Play Time: Depends on your skill level
Price Range $15-25

New York 1901 Board Game

A family strategy game from Blue Orange Games. You will be constructing, demolishing, and rebuilding skyscrapers on the famous streets of New York City, by doing so you will try earn the most points.

Ages: 8 and Up
Players: 2 to 4
Play Time: 30-60 minutes
Price Range:40-50

Simply Stunning! Steve Jackson Games & USAopoly have out done themselves! You’ll have an amazing dreadful time playing this edition of munchkin. Any Munchkin and/or NBC fans will love this game.

Ages: 10+
Play Time: 60-90 minutes
Price Range $25

Don’t Rock The Boat

Don't Rock The Boat

Pirate Penguins are taking over the boat. However, don’t rock the boat or you will all fall off! This game was a hit during our pirate themed party. Everyone played it from ages 2 & up. Yes, even adults.

It’s your classic balance game. Be the last player to place a penguin on the boat without knocking them down to win! We use house rules only one loser.. the person who rocks the boat.

Don't Rock the Boat

Overall this cute game for families. We especially loved the theme!