About Us

Join us on our adventures as we check out museums, zoos, national parks and amazing conventions around the United States! We also have homeschooling adventures and I review things too!

We travel…a lot. We also love playing board games, going to museums, national parks and watching Mysteries at the Museum and Psych.

Reviews tend to focus on board games, we love board games! We review them, write about them, talk about them and just have a great time playing them together.

Since I don’t like using kids real names online we gave ourselves all code names…or super hero names because that sounds more awesome and less 007. Find out more about us and then check out our adventures!


Code Name:
 The Mastermind
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite TV Show: Pysch & Mysteries at the Museum
Favorite Book: Do I have to choose one?
Favorite Hobby: Video Games (Especially Zelda and Skryim)
Favorite Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill (Avalon Hill/Wizards of the Coast)
Super Power: Finding lost things, planning anything and trying to take over the world.
Side: Ninja

The Mastermind is a geek, obviously, and is trying to take over the world. That bit might just be in her own mind but her family humors her…sometimes. She is, however, a bit of a goofball and loves video games, super heroes, reading, writing, watching horror, fantasy, and sci-fi movies and musicals. That last one doesn’t make her a geek but it makes her more awesome. (In her mind anyway).

She is a bit of a control freak when it comes to anything that requires planning or organizing (no she doesn’t have OCD), but anything she plans always gets done and usually ahead of schedule. Her family comes first and she is always finding ways to play with her kids and teach them about the important things in life…like snuggling and playing games.

Code Name: The Comedian
Favorite Color: Forest Green
Favorite TV Show: West Wing
Favorite Book: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite Hobby: Playing Games
Favorite Board Game: Caverna (Lookout Games)
Super Power: Making people laugh & remembering unnecessary things.
Side: Pirate

The Comedian is actually mad…as in crazy but in a fun way. He is always willing to sacrifice dignity to make someone laugh and never says no to a pretend sword fight. As far as games go he plays all kind of board games, card games, dice games, and mainly FPS type video games.

He loves those based-on-a-true-story-sports type movies but we don’t hold that against him. Well his wife does a bit. Playing games and pretend with his kids is one of his favorite things to do and he is constantly trying to convert his wife and son to the side of the Pirate.

Code Name: The Diva
Favorite Color: Rainbow
Favorite TV Show: Psych
Favorite Book: Warriors
Favorite Hobby: Playing video games.
Favorite Board Game: Wobble King (HABA)
Super Power: Drawing and defeating anyone with a nerf sword.
Side: Pirate

The Diva has her own fashion sense and parents willing to let her express it…no matter how silly they think it looks. She marches to her own drum beat that she created and changes it constantly.

She loves playing games of all kinds but her favorite kind is FNAF. Drawing, reading and sculpting are currently her favorite things to do and she is always up for an adventure and a sword fight. She never shows mercy which makes her an excellent pirate.

Code Name: The Gentleman
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite TV Show: YouTube
Favorite Book: Ranger’s Apprentice
Favorite Hobby: Playing FNAF
Favorite Board Game: Tsuro Phoenix Rising (Calliope)
Super Power: Negotiating and finding loopholes in what he is told to do.
Side: Ninja

The Gentleman wants to “save the planet” when he grows up and is currently wanting to become a scientist specifically in chemistry. He might be constantly changing his mind about a career, but never about his love for helping people, animals and the planet.

His love of learning is only matched by his need to find justice in the world and he loves playing games.

Our family considers life a truly magnificent adventure and we hope to share our love of a great many things, most of them geeky, with you.

Follow us on our amazing adventures in education, travel, reviews, geekdom and life. We may not always make sense but we sure do have a great time!

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi to all the family! 🙂

    My name is Maxime Tardif, Designer of BrilliAnts. This is a flexible ant game for gamers and families where you take control of an ant colony to help it prepare for the coming winter! We relaunched our campaign on kickstarter since November 20th and reached our goal in 3 hours.

    It is our first created project and we are really proud of it. Here is a smart explanation of our game, if you want to take a look and let us know what you think it would be great 🙂

    It is a game that has low down time between turn, that is easy to explain but with a lot of different strategies and re playability. It’s very well balanced and every action you take allow you to accomplish something that’s useful for your colony. The randomness in the game is limited, and usually the player that takes the best decisions will end up winning. But, the scores at the end of the game are always really tight and you cannot guess the winner before the last turn, which allows everyone to enjoy their gaming experience. It is a really good game for families and couples, but well adaptable for gamers that like more competitive games.

    KS: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1258558654/brilliants-relaunch

    Thank you for your time

    Maxime Tardif and SphereGames team

    1. If you want us to check out your game for a potential review please feel free to use the Contact form on the site. Send links to the site for the game as well so I’ll be able to look at it further.

      Thanks!

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