Asbestos and Depression – A Joking Hazard Review

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Party games are all the rage right now. They’re the new black, they’re the bees knees (and no, I don’t believe that bees actually have knees) and they are, in fact, the s**t. People can’t get enough of them, be it Cards Against Humanity or… Eh, who am I kidding, they all want to be Cards Against Humanity. Cyanide & Happiness, one of the wittier webcomics that you’ve seen on Facebook, has decided to get in on the action with their own party game, Joking Hazard. So, is it cyanide and happiness or asbestos and depression?

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Battle of the Sexes Review – Part 1

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Way, way back in our review for Ladies & Gentlemen we talked about outdated gender roles and how a game is a fun way to discuss such topics.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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Adventure Time: Card Wars Review

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This review hurts. Curious as to know why? This game hurts. Rarely, and we’re talking “lunar eclipse on Friday the 13th while the Cubs win the pennant” rarely, we find a game with no intrinsic value: A game lacking style, strategy, creativity or even fun. This game is lazy in the most frustrating sense. We’re not even going to attempt to give this game some sort of colorful context or thematics. This is Adventure Time: Card Wars. Continue reading

Galaxy Trucker Review

beastie boysSo, when you watch any thing Science Fiction, you never question where they get the pens, right? I’m not alone, am I? Where do they get the pens? Or the socks! Or, like, how did the ugly jerky aliens somehow managed to get aboard, right? No one likes them! When we look to the future, we like to pretend that somehow every one is a Space Pilot who works right under Janeway and is totally like… Zapf Brannigan levels of important, right? Because blue collar work, while important, just isn’t that glamorous, and no one wants to transport the jerky aliens or the socks or the pens! Unless you’re playing this game. This is Galaxy Trucker.

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Burn In Hell Review

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Before we begin, Skip-A-Turn would like to send it’s thanks to the Newbie Blogger Initiative, and would humbly like to accept it’s award of the Good Moniker Medal! Now, onto our regularly scheduled review!

It’s hot. It’s not just hot, it’s humid. The vinyl seats of your car stick to you, you’re at your driest when you’re in the shower, and did we mention it’s hot? Because we’re not completely sure we’re being as clear as we could be right now: It’s like you’re living in a constant sauna that’s on full blast next to Pompeii as it goes kablooie. Every so often some putz will try to tell you to think of some place colder, as if thinking of the melting ice caps will make you feel less like you’re roasting at two fifty! No, we’re going the opposite route. Way opposite. We’re going to the hottest thing in existence! This is Burn in Hell.

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Fluxx Review?


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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.

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Rampage Review

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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!

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Kill Doctor Lucky Review

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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.

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