Tabletop games

Tabletop games

Game review: Think ‘n Sync

Gamewright Think 'N Sync box and cards

Kids and adults will love trying to blurt out the same answers

Game: Think ‘n Sync
Maker: Gamewright (Buy here on Amazon)
Ages: 12+ (Can be modified for younger players)
# of players: 3-8 (but larger groups could, in theory, play)

If you have a relationship with a spouse/partner or child in which you finish each other’s ___________ (you know you want to say “sandwiches”), then this game is for you.

Think ‘n Sync is a great party game for 3 to 8 players, in which the object is to blurt out the same word or phrase — at the same time — as the person sitting next to you. It’s a little bit like Anomia and 5 Second Rule (where you have to think quickly), but also similar to Taboo; the more you know someone and what they might say, the more likely you can succeed.
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23 Aug 2017

Review: King’s Gold lets your kids play pirate by rolling dice

Kings Gold coins dice

Game: King’s Gold
Creator: Blue Orange
Price: $11.93 (buy here on Amazon)
Players: 2 to 6
Ages: 8 to Adult

King’s Gold is a very fast game that can end even faster if you have a lucky roll of the dice. The object of the game is to collect the most gold coins, reproduced here in the form of plastic. Players can collect gold in different ways – by grabbing it from the main game box, stealing it from the king (more on that later), or stealing it from other players (which the kids love the most).

These actions are achieved by rolling five dice, each decorated with different symbols (1, 2 or 3 coins, a skull, red crossbones or a cannon). Players get three rolls of the dice to try to achieve the final goal combination for a particular action, and you can save dice off to the side if you want. If your kids have played Yahtzee, they’ll quickly understand the process.
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18 Jul 2016

Bananagrams hosting fan giveaway for Party Edition

Banangrams Party Edition

If you love Bananagrams and want more gaming potassium, the company is giving away 20 copies of the upcoming Party Edition next week. Wanna win?

  • Snap a photo, take a video, or write a story to tell us why you love BANANAGRAMS
  • Upload the photo, video, or story to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook
  • Use #FANANAGRAMS in your post and tag us!

More details (such as, you have to be 18+) here.
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25 May 2016

Review: Bananagrams’ Zip It

Zip It Bananagrams

When you’re out to eat with the family, it’s extremely tempting to pull out (or keep out) that cell phone. You can check your email, see who’s doing something interesting on any social media network, or hand it to the kids to keep them occupied. However, it kinda defeats the purpose of eating out as a family.

One fun thing you can do to pass the time is play a game, and Zip It from Bananagrams is a very small, very portable, and very fun way to enjoy each other’s company on the go.

The pouch, only 5 inches long, contains 24 cubes with letters on all sides. Each player gets 12 cubes and when someone says, “Go!” they race to build words in a crossword-style formation using any letters on the cubes. The first to use up his or her 12 cubes yells “Zip!” and ends the round. Provided they didn’t use any illegal (or nonexistent) words or had misspellings, the winner can notch a point, via the zipper, on their side of the carrying case. The first to 10 points wins.
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20 May 2016

‘Goosebumps’ director to lead Dungeons & Dragons reboot

Dungeons & Dragons

Variety reports Goosebumps director Rob Letterman will be helming a new D&D movie for Warner Bros.

 

The film marks the second go-round for the project following the 2001 version which underwhelmed at the box office.

That is a significant understatement.

 


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14 May 2016