Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Board Game Break Time: Go Nuts for Donuts


Board Game Break Time is a new feature we're bringing in, where we play board games and review them. 


Image result for go nuts for donutsTitle: Go Nuts for Donuts
Manufacturer:  Gamewright
Release Date: 2017
Game Type: Card
# of Players: 2-6. Best with 2  
Ages: 8+
Play Time: 20 Minutes

  
Average Rating: 6.7



Average Rating: 4.7



This is an amazing game. It's really fun and a really quick and easy to learn game. I have played with anywhere from 2-5 players and it's definitely better with just 2. If more than one person picks the same card it gets discarded. So it can take a while to get through.

Finn did try to help me pick which cards I wanted, but he just went by how cute the cards were. So maybe don't play with a 5 year old. 

It is similar to the playing style of Sushi Go, but different enough that I suggest buying both.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett and The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Jenn's Pick: I Can't wait to have my hands on this!

Serious Moonlight
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
April 16th, 2019


After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.
Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.
In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.
To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.



Ash's Pick: I need to read this NOW! 

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
March 26th, 2019
Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose?
There is something Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost’s last mining ship, wants far more than the gold they tear from the Serpentine River.

Revenge.

Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even—and especially—when you think all is lost.
Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched trilogy, returns with an intricately crafted and emotionally gripping story of one young woman’s journey to move beyond the grief and anger that control her and find the inner strength to chart her own course.

 
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