Backgammon Baby Brings A Hip Aesthetic To The Board Game

Backgammon Baby board games

Erica Anenberg, the founder of Backgammon Baby board games, is no stranger to design. Before embarking on creating cool backgammon sets, she designed jewelry, handbags, stained glass windows for LA’s Kabbalah Center Synagogue, a 16-foot ice bar for the Oscars and intimate glass keepsakes for the Emmys. Read more

The 15 Most Fun Chess Sets for Kids

The most fun chess sets for kids

You saw The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix and now you and your kids want play chess. Why not get them a chess set that’s as fun to play with as it is educational? There are officially licensed and branded chess sets that include many of today’s beloved pop-culture characters and they make playing the strategy game much more fun for kids who already have the hang of it. Read more

Pandemic Loteria Is Here And It’s Mucho Bueno.

Pandemic Loteria game

We’ve been chomping at the bit for a Coronavirus-related game and thankfully artist Rafael Gonzalez Jr. has come to the rescue with his pandemic-themed version of the Mexican bingo game, Loteria. The tongue-in-cheek version alters the game’s original iconography and replaces it Covid-19 related ones drawn by Rafael. The Texas-based artist’s version of Pandemic Loteria includes 37 cards, 10 boards and is available for purchase. Read more

Inconceivable! 25 Great Gifts for Princess Bride Fans

He dies, she gets kidnapped, but it all turns out okay.” Released over 30 years ago director Rob Reiner’s beloved 1987 film, The Princess Bride just keeps gaining fans and inspiring products. A cult classic for both young and old, it combines humor, romance and adventure with an extraordinary cast that results in a movie one can watch over and over again. And quote over and over again. “As You Wish”, “Inconceivable”, “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, Prepare to die”, “Twoo Luv”, “I’m Not A Witch, I’m Your Wife.”, “Sleep well, I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.”  Read more

A Visit To The Museum of Failure in Los Angeles

The Museum of Failure is the brainchild of Swedish clinical psychologist and self-described “innovation researcher” Dr. Samuel West. Brought to Los Angeles last December for an initial two-month run, the temporary museum exhibition consists of a 100+ marketing failures from some of the world’s best known brands and companies such as Mattel, Apple and Nabisco. Read more

The Story of Seinfeld’s Festivus and 20+ Festivus-Related Products.

The Story of Festivus

Festivus, The Holiday For The Rest Of Us“, comes from the tenth episode of the ninth and final season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Named “The Strike“, it was the 166th episode of the long running series and aired on December 18, 1997. This was the episode that featured and popularized the late Jerry Stiller and the Holiday of Festivus. So much so, that new products continue to honor the TV-born Holiday whose fans and followers continue to grow. Read more

Versions of Monopoly You Won’t Believe Exist – Part II

versions of monopoly part II

Yesterday I shared with you over 60 versions of Monopoly inspired by Pop Culture. Movie, Live Action TV and Celebrity versions as well as uniquely branded editions and Automotive editions. Read more

Versions of Monopoly You Won’t Believe Exist – Part I

versions of monopoly part 1

By now you’ve long unwrapped your Christmas gifts. Maybe you received the board game Monopoly? If you did, which version? Did you know there are over 300 different versions of the official board game you can buy right now? OVER THREE HUNDRED?! Read more