Fan Girl Friday

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Happy Friday, nerdlings! I’ve found some geeky goodies sure to put a smile on your face! Let’s dive right in, shall we?

With NASA finding new (and actually habitable) planets this week I’m sure many of you are now looking out at the night sky, wondering what all is out there. I’ve got something just for you, buddy!

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Starfall is “a game of wit and quick thinking to build an impressive list of cosmic curiosities”! Designed for 2 to 4 players, each game only takes half an hour to complete! Grab your stargazing friends and start playing!

 

Before I married Huff the Hubs, I was NOT a fan of anime {gasp!}—I know right? But now, I’m converted! One of my favorites is My Neighbor Totoro! And Huff the Tot loves it too! So I’m thinking I need to grab one of these A-DORK-ABLE night lights from the niceEshop!

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Just charge this nightlight through your computer or power bank, and set the Totoro terrarium next to your little geekling’s bed for a soft glow of light sure to help them snooze!

 

How is everyone doing on their New Year’s Resolutions? Falling a little behind? Maybe stagnating a bit? Need some motivation to put in more effort at the gym? Snag one of these sports bras to make you feel like an Amazon!

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This super comfy cotton sports bra will make you feel invincible as you lift, squat, and run past everyone else! Lasso of Truth not included.

 

Anyone else feel a little guilty when they have to leave their pet at home as the run errands? Have no fear! Now you can take your pet with you, and take them in style!

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This VW Camper Pet Carrier from Perpetual Kid is licensed by Volkswagen, is of sturdy construction, and comes with an airy window to keep your pooch or kitty comfortable as you tote them around Target!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

 

 

Fan Girl Friday

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Happy Friday, y’all! Its been a KA-RA-ZEE week around here and I’ve been off my blogging game a bit. But, I’m back today with geeky goodies to get your weekend started on a nerdy note!

Am I the only one that sits around and wonders what life would be like if unicorns existed? And what would their farts smell like? Well, wonder no more! Perpetual Kid has you covered!

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This bag contains sachets full of the essence of unicorn methane! And, what’s better, 10% of your purchase goes toward the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, which helps nerodiverse children. Read more about the foundation here!

 

You guys know I have mad love for Harry Potter. And with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming out soon, its pretty much reigniting the flame. But so are these!

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Four, count them FOUR coloring books are hitting the shelves! They include the one above, magical places, magical creatures, and favorite characters! Check out more about the books here!

 

Game of Thrones isn’t known for its happy-go-lucky storylines (Hold the door, anyone?) nor for bringing people together (except Cersi and Jaime, amirite? Hey-oh!) But now, GoT is bringing people together for a fun game night with this!

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Its GoT Clue! This double-sided board game features settings in the Red Keep and Meereen as well as 12 suspects (Cersei, Jaime, Tyrion, Sansa, Littlefinger, Margaery Tyrell, Daenerys, Hizdahr Zo Loraq, Missandei, Daario, Jorah Mormont, and Grey Worm) and weapons from the show, including the Faceless Men! Gather the clan and speculate widely!

 

Alice Through The Looking Glass hit theaters last week and the merch is EVERYWHERE! And I am LOVING it! Like this a-DORK-able dress from Hot Topic!

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I seriously LURVE this dress! I don’t think I could pull it off, but I will totally gaze at it adoringly every time I pass HT whilst taking Huff the Tot to play at the mall playground.

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

Try It Tuesday

Today’s Try It isn’t edible, nor did I find it on Pinterest. And, actually, I didn’t try it on a Tuesday. So basically today’s Try It is a total sham.

 

love board games. Board games are one of my favorite pastimes. Growing up, we’d play board games (or card games) as a family at least once a week. It was awesome! And really brought out the competitive side in all of us. However, there was always one board game I flat out refused to play: Risk.

 

Even though I had never played it, I hated it. Taking over different parts of the world and a game that lasts longer than Monopoly? No thank you. I’ll take Scattergories or Disney Trivial Pursuit any day, but not Risk.

 

Huff the HUbs lurves Risk. He and his brother and dad get together all the time to play Risk (or the equally boring Settlers of Catan). Over Christmas, I was roped into playing this with HtH, my bro-in-law and my father-in-law:

Watch for walkers!

Watch for walkers!

Yep, its the Walking Dead Risk!

Though I love TWD, I was skeptical at how this game could be fun. My skepticism was short-lived.

This. Game. Is. AWESOME.

With WD Risk, there are five different groups that you can be in control of, including Rick’s group and The Governor’s group. Its played a lot like regular Risk, but there’s also walkers involved. They can spawn in any given territory at any given time and you have to battle them, as well as other players for control of the board.

I lost the first time I played, which is to be expected. Then, I played two more times with my sister, her husband, and HtH. Sigh. 

HtH and I learned something about my family: they. are. RUTHLESS.

The first time we played? HtH’s group was obliterated and I barely survived. The second time? was obliterated.

I decided I’m going to play a lot over the coming months so I can dominate against them when they come back in July.

I highly, highly recommend this board game! Its so much fun! And its one of those games that, even in you’re in the lead for a while, everything can change with the roll of the dice and a zombie outbreak. Seriously folks, hours of undead fun for the whole family!

Game Night!

With Hanukah this weekend, Christmas only two weeks away, and New Year’s right around the corner, there will be a lot of family get-togethers going down over the next few weeks. And, if you’d rather not be like my family:

 

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Then I would suggest doing something to bring everyone together, rather than leaving the family to go to their separate corners, gnawing on turkey, waiting for their customary hour of family time before bouncing out.

 

And how do I suggest bringing the family together? No, not booze (although that might help)…GAMES! Playing board games is one of my family’s favorite pastimes. It really helps bring people out of their shells and engages everyone.

 

Board games have come a long way since Monopoly, folks. I’ve rounded up the best ones to fit every type of family, and I think you’ll like what I’ve got!

 

Apples to Apples

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No confusing rules, no pawns. Just cards and an imagination.

All you have to do is match a noun card with an adjective or vice versa! Sometimes the most logical wins…others it’s the most imaginative ones. Either way, it’s a lot of fun!

 

Trivial Pursuit: 80’s Edition

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Are you constantly lamenting the end of the women’s power suit/Reebok combo? Do you long for the days of Debbie Harry, Run DMC, and Alf? Don’t cry, I’ve got a game for you! Trivial Pursuit, 80’s edition! (Seriously, T.P. has a version for EVERYONE) The pawns are even “80’s inspired”: Zac Morris-esque cell phone, a cassette, a Commodore 64, and a Care Bear!

 

Cranium

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This game is basically a “catch all” game. It combines trivia, drawing, and imagination. I’ve played this game a few times before and LOVED it (even though I didn’t win). They also have “kid versions” too!

 

Scene It Movie Edition

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If you’ve got a band of movie buffs on your hands, you MUST play this game. I fancy myself to know a lot about movies, so I’d love to play this! (Comes in Disney, Nickelodeon, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who versions as well!)

 

Game of Things

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I’ve never actually played this game. However, during lunch at my office, I always hear raucous laughter coming from the conference room. Are they talking about this year’s budget cuts? No. They are playing this game. Judging by the octave level alone coming from the room, I’d venture a guess that this game is well worth it.

 

Spontuneous

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This game is on my Christmas list and I’m really hoping I get it (hint, hint…). How you play is, everyone writes down “trigger words” on his or her list. Then, the first “Tunemaster” shouts out a trigger word from their list. The next person has to sing at least 5 words from a song with the trigger word in it! If they get it, they move on, if not, the next player has a chance to steal! Being obsessed with music has its advantages!

 

Scattergories

scattergoriesThis is another one of my favorite games. Mostly because every time I play, I win. And I like games that I can win. The game is pretty simple: everyone gets a list of nouns. The first player rolls the lettered die. They set the timer and everyone has to write words related to the items on their list that start with the letter rolled. If someone writes down something questionable, the group gets to vote. That’s when the real fun begins!