Ah! No! That doesn’t go there! Why the hell would you think we needed MORE egrets in the gymnasium, hm?! HM!? Well, I’ll have you know that we do NOT have time for this and– Oh, hello! Hello! You caught us in a bit of a mess. You see, Skip-A-Turn is ran by two Graduate students, and we’re in a bit of a pickle. I’m trying to get my degree done with out going insane, Buckle is in the middle of production of a new short film, and we have an extra special review for you planned! Sadly, big plans mean big chaos and– NO, NO MORE PUGS, YOU TAKE THAT THING BACK WHERE YOU FOUND IT, MISTER! A-hem, yes, well… This is Fluxx. A game that may not actually be reviewable.
RAAAWWRRR! SKRONK! SMASH! DESTROY! You don’t know true horror until your house is falling apart, cars are being thrown like child playthings, and the world you once knew is being destroyed by horrific monsters from beyond the stars! Or maybe they’re from beneath the waves. Nuclear explosions? Lab testing? Eh, whatever, giant monsters and destruction! Run for you life! This is Rampage!
Mother’s day is coming up on May 11th, 2014! Here at Skip-A-Turn we realize that buying gifts your your mother can be hard: You probably don’t know her shoe size, or her favorite color, or her dress size, and you’re probably too old to get away with a hand-made card. Unless you’re good at that, in which case, can we get your contact information? Any way, in honor of the holiday that celebrates the Moms of Planet Earth, and since we are board game related blog, instead of a normal review we’re going to do something a little more festive. Here’s the Top Five Board Games for your Mom!
On April 26th, 2014, history was made: The ET Atari game cartridges were found! For the uninitiated: ET for the Atari is considered one of the worst video games of all time, and is sometimes held responsible for the Great Game Crash of ’83! So, why am I even talking about this? Skip-A-Turn is board games, not video games, Steven you silly goose! Because this historic moment had me dig through the bowels of my game collection this week and pull out a game that I would totally bury in New Mexico. Yes, I: I’m not speaking for all of Skip-A-Turn. This time? It’s personal. This is Kill Doctor Lucky.
‘Ello ‘ello ‘ello! Whatcha buyin’, whatcha buyin’? We got th’ finest stuff in all o’ London! We got shirts, we got sausages, we got… Decorative vases! Why not! We got th’ finest CDs in all of– Oh, ‘ello Officer! Of ‘course I got the right paperwork, lemme go grab me Cousin Mickey real quick! What? O’Course I’m not packin’ up to get outta town as fast as possible, whatcha thinkin’ copper?!… I apologize profusely for my attempt at an Cockney accent. Lets never talk about that again. This is Camden.
Welcome to the big finale of the big three! And it’s going to be big! So big! We have monster trucks! A musical number by Cher! A crepes station! Fireworks! And… Wait, I’ve been informed we don’t have any of those things. But we do have a good game! That has to count for something, right? Right?
You and your opponent stand eye to eye. You’ve fought long and hard to be here, and victory is almost in your grasp. You have to be as quick as the coursing river, have the strength of a great typhoon… All in order to make sure that your opponent’s personal game of Tetris is ruined. Yeah. This game is weird.
Welcome back to The Big Three exploration! Today, we’re dawning some wizard robes, getting out some twenty-sided dice and… Wait, I’m talking about a card game today, right? I am? Okay. Good. I was terribly confused for a minute there. And if you get that joke, congratulations, you nerd you!
The flowers are dead. The butler has gone missing. The family patriarch has scurvy. Your brother has tried to kill you for your share of the inheritance. Twice. And worst yet, the tea is tepid. Seeing as it’s the Edwardian era, these are just the beginning of your problems!
Playing cards are, traditionally, four suits (Spade, Heart, Diamond, Club) ranging from two to ten with four face cards, plus two jokers per deck. These decks are used from Go Fish to High Stakes Poker… And they are boring as sin, so lets talk about something WAY more fun, colorful, and expensive: Collectible Card Games! This is a triple part exploration of three of the best selling card games on the market, and I took it upon myself to play all of them. Yes, all of them! Let’s begin!