Masked edited by Lou Anders

Masked edited by Lou Anders I loved this collection of superhero fiction. Some of the stories are flat out superhero versus evil villain, yes you know who’s going to win, but how does it all happen. Others are not so black and white, the moral line between hero and villain …

Game Night – Castle Panic

Castle Panic Designer: Justin De Witt Manufacturer: Fireside Games Artist: Justin De Witt Year: 2009 Players: 1 – 6 Time: 60 minutes Ages: 10 and up The forest is filled with all sorts of Monsters. They watched and waited as you built your Castle and trained your soldiers, but now …

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan I finally got around to reading this, months after Amber (10) was raving about it. It’s no wonder she loves this series. It’s full of adventure and mythology, trustworthy friends and angry monsters. Percy Jackson is having a tough time. He’s being kicked out …

Donner the Western Dragon by Suzanne Davis Marion

Donner the Western Dragon: A Hero’s Tale by Suzanne Davis Marion, illustrated by Marj Hales Amber (10) loves dragons, so when I saw this book I couldn’t pass it up. The story is a cute book to read aloud with younger elementary children. Donner and his family live in a …

Game Night – Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm

Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm Designers: Andrea Chiarvesio, Luca Iennaco Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight Games Year: 2009 Players: 2 – 5 Time: 90 minutes Ages: 10 and up A few weeks ago I wrote about Kingsburg, a fun game where you build buildings, influence the king’s advisors and defeat monsters. This …