Meow, Meow, Boom – Exploding Kittens Review

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Things might not be good right now. Some would say they’re kind of awful and draining and scary. So, this week, we’re going to just keep it simple. We’re going to keep it simple, we’re going to focus on games. So, here’s what we got: It’s an elimination card game where you are murdered by kittens doing kitten things at inopportune times. That is, literally, it. This is Exploding Kittens (and Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition).

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Faux-Cabulary Review

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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

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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Munchkin Review

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You’ve bravely made your way through the dungeon. You’ve taken quite a beating, went from a human to an elf to a dwarf to… You think a halfling, you’re not positive at this point. Possibly a Vampire? You’re not sure. But now you’re carrying a mace in one hand, a coffin in another, you’re wearing skin-tight pants, and you’re ready to take on the final monster that blocks you from the exit and your countless booty. But then you see it. And you see the absolute horror that is… The Gazebo. This is Munchkin.

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Timeline Review

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On Saturday, May 31st, half of Skip-A-Turn walked the stage and received a diploma. This was after May 29th, when he had his last class ever, and before June 3rd, when this review will go live! As things wind down and things get exciting and new for Skip-A-Turn, we decided to go from a huge, exciting, bombastic game to something more small and intimate and playable with a cup of tea: Timeline!

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Drag Ball Review

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You know what makes Board Games amazing? Just how unafraid of experimentation they are. Unlike video games that have become multi-million dollar products where people NEED certain elements in order for your game to be released, board games are just strange ideas in cardboard boxes that are proud and unashamed of themselves. Some games are braver than others, though, and we’re proud to present a board game that we can safely say is completely fearless. Welcome to Drag Ball, hunty!

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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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