Backyard Buffs’ Goals for Summer 2021

After a bummer of a summer in 2020, we thought it would be appropriate to put out some lofty goals of fun things to do in 2021! We may not get remotely close to accomplishing all of them but one thing is for sure… we are going to enjoy playing games and exploring the beautiful…

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Game Review: Azul

Have you ever played Splendor? We are huge fans, and we had some friends that told us if you like Splendor, you will also love Azul. Therefore, we immediately ordered because why not explore a new game in the colder months of the year! Merek had a special love for this game, seeing as the…

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5 Great Outdoor Activities for Mother’s Day

Finding a great Mother’s day gift is always a challenge. You want to find the perfect gift, but maybe this year an experience is better than a physical gift! (Also if you are last minute planning, these ideas don’t require shipping time 😜) Create a memory, spend time with your mom and enjoy the smiles…

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Game Review: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

There are some games where you just wish with all your heart that you created them. That is how we feel about Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. Just think about the margins on a simple little card game! Okay, but we aren’t here to talk about financial analysis, but instead what we genuinely think about…

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Bear Lake

Recently I heard that Bear Lake (in Utah/Idaho) is called the “Caribbean of the Rockies.” Take a look at these photos and tell me that you don’t agree! We try to do a family trip at least once a year with each side of the family. This year with COVID-19 it make things a bit…

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Why you should get a kayak this summer

At the beginning of the summer, Cassidy’s brother invested in some Kayaks. Result: Best. Investment. Ever. We have seriously considered getting some after using his on some various family trips. We are all about investing up front to have endless amounts of fun after. This is true with most backyard games, pickleball, snowboarding, etc. Josh…

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Game Review: Bottle Bash

Recently the Backyard Buffs took a trip to California to visit Merek’s family. Our trip wouldn’t have been complete if we didn’t play any games or even….play a NEW GAME (new to us, of course)! Thanks to Merek’s father, we were able to try out Bottle Bash for the first time! Bottle Bash is a…

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How to Garden in Small Spaces

In our new place, we do have quite a bit of space behind our house, but it’s actually a shared area, not necessarily our own. We both really enjoy gardening, and wanted to make something work for our little patio. How were we going to grow our own little garden? We decided on a pot…

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