So, the following things are true: I’ve been gone for a long time, and the internet loves cats. Do these things have anything to do with one another? Nope. I’m just trying to excuse over a year of absence while starting up my first proper review in a dog’s age. Haha, get it, dogs, and the game’s about cats, and- And- Uh… Y’know, let’s just get on with it. This is Cat Tower.

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Faux-Cabulary Review


Um… What? Huh? Where am I? I had a dream where I was trying to fit six years of my life in a small car and I ran a blog where I reviewed board games and– And– Oh Lord. It’s true. I’m a blogger! I’m a blogger who is moving! Ugh, my head is throbbing, the room is spinning, and what is this game?! Where did it come from?!  What the heck is Faux-Cabulary?! Continue reading

Takenoko Review

You are but a simple gardener. Sure, you work for the Emperor of Japan, but you’re still a just a gardener. But then that guy from China had to show up. And he just HAD to bring a present. When you were told you had to take care of it, you assumed it was just a really rare ficus or a lovely statue or just something small and classy… Nope. He brought a panda. A fully grown, round, black and white monstrosity. A bear that literally eats 20 to 40 pounds of bamboo a day. It also has no sense of boundaries and your once quiet serene garden is his new home. Good luck!
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Perpetual Motion Machine Review

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Bad news: You’re in the Edwardian era. Every one is having an existential crisis, the industrial revolution has it so every thing is covered in coal, and the whole of society is in silent upheaval. The good news? You’re an unpaid intern for a swindler– I’m sorry, inventor– Who has created a perpetual motion device! Well, in theory. It’s kind of held together by ducktape and hot glue? It’s about to go on the show room floor, and it’s up to you to make it last just long enough to impress some folks. Good thing you’re such a wiz at poker! This is Perpetual Motion Machine.

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Top 5 Games To Get Your Friends Interested

Here at Skip-A-Turn we tend to lean more towards the user-friendly games on the market. We’ll happily play game that require a good two weeks of preparation for, of course, but we tend to be much kinder towards games that you can just pick up and play. There is a very precise reason for this, though: We love games that we can play with friends. Not just our gaming friends, either, but our “civilian” friends whose eyes glaze over when we start talking about expansion boxes and question my life choices for getting back into Magic the Gathering.  We want those friends to play too, because for some reason gaming is the only form of entertainment that actively scares away folks. “But Steven, you magnificent, amazing, employable symbol of sexuality,” I hear you cry, “Isn’t this just a diet version of Shut up and Sit Down’s The Opener?” And to that I say… Yes. That is exactly what we’re doing. Exactly that. “But wait!” I hear you cry, “What about Battle of the Sexes Part 2? And what about you saying you were going to go back to normal reviews!” Well, truth be told, I have been traveling and experiencing a special kind of flying hell, so, enjoy our Top 5 Games to Get Your Friends Interested In Gaming, and I’m going to go make myself a stiff drink…

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Battle of the Sexes Review – Part 1

Way, way back in our review for Ladies & Gentlemen we talked about outdated gender roles and how a game is a fun way to discuss such topics. You may also recall that we adored that French bred game, and thought it was clever and fun and silly. This game isn’t that. This game hates you. This game actively dislikes you, the people you care about, board games, art, creativity, and worst of all fun. Strap yourself in, as we’re having our first double-blogger review for this turd. This is Battle of the Sexes, and it’s a doozy.

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When To Let Go: Top Four Reasons To Get Rid of a Game


Or? Moving is terrible.

We love board games. We blog about them, we play them, we review them, and we listen to other people complain or rave about them. However: Board Games are just things. Important and personal things to all of us (you included) but still, things. The sad thing about things, though, is that you can’t take them with you… Barring any Egyptian Pharos that are reading this blog, of course. You’ll have to move, or you’ll run out of space, or you’ll end up with a giant shrine of cardboard and the horrible realization that… You gotta get rid of some of them. Now, personal note time: I am currently packing for a big move from my beloved town to Savannah, GA to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, CA, so this is going to be an exceptionally personal Top Five… And one written from experience. So, with the knowledge that you’re not alone in this, lets take a deep breath and talk about the Top Four Reasons to Get Rid of a Game.

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Top 5 World of Darkness Games

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In a world, shockingly similar to our own, shadows run deeper, conspiracies are true, magic is reality, and monsters are very, very real. In fact, more often than not, you play as them! Yes, the White Wolf (now Onyx Path) owned series has survived the world ending, God becoming a sentient super computer, the vampire uprising, and a horribly, HORRIBLY uncomfortable book about gypsies that I won’t talk about now. It’s a Role Playing Game of the purest sense, with a major focus on creativity and gallows humor that embraces it’s horrific setting. This series has brithed some of the most dynamic characters in Table Top-dom, swear to the God Machine. The World of Darkness is one of our favorite game series available at Skip-A-Turn, with a streamlined system that focuses on telling a fun and dynamic story and a world that is such a joy to explore (and be terrified of). This week, Skip-A-Turn lists our top five game lines in the World of Darkness series. The rules are very simple: To be on this list, it has to be an official game line in the World of Darkness continuity, Classic or New. No Scion, Exalted, Relics & Rituals, Trinity Universe, or bizarre fan creations involving dragons or magical girls. With that out of the way, lets begin!

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