Meow, Meow, Boom – Exploding Kittens Review

IMG_7987.JPG

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).

Continue reading

Advertisements

Hex-Hex XL Review (Part 2)

IMG_0847

The incense smoke clears, and the sparks die down.  You crawl out from your hiding spot behind the blood stone tablet thinking this stupid argument is over. But then you turn right back around and start putting some wards up, because these spiteful witches brought out the Hexen Stix.  It’s gonna get messy. Continue reading

Adventure Time: Card Wars Review

realburninhell
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

Hanabi Review

hanabiphoto

It’s the first day of July! You know what that means! It’s time to be American! Yes the 4th of July is coming up and it’s time to love your country until it hurts! Eagles! Apple Pie! Baseball! American Football! American Cheese! And the most American thing on the planet: Fireworks! So we’re celebrating this American day with a French game with a Japanese name based on a Chinese invention! This is Hanabi! America!
Continue reading

Munchkin Review

Munchkin

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.

Continue reading

Timeline Review

photo (4)
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!

Continue reading

Drag Ball Review

photo 2

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!

Continue reading

Camden Review

20140421-155151.jpg

‘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.

Continue reading