All posts tagged 'Misc'

Min Min amiibo

I got another amiibo figure so I thought I’d show it off here.  This is one Min Min, a character from ARMS who was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, hence the amiibo.  Usually when they do these Smash amiibo, they release them in groups.  But according to Nintendo, because of supply shortages or whatever, they only could release one this time, so we got Min Min!  So let’s take a look at her!

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Reader Review: Dungeons and Dragons: Family Time or Bad News?

I’ve never been able to get into Dungeons and Dragons or any tabletop role playing game, really.  Too much math for my tastes.  That’s why I just stick to Final Fantasy games.  And even then just the old school ones.  But most of my other brothers really like Dungeons and Dragons.  For instance, my brother Jeff once ran a long running DnD group at his local library.  And another one of my brothers, Benjamin Woodham, wrote this neat article I’d like to share here.  So please read his article below. –Cary

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Unplugged: Pac-Man: The Card Game

As many of you may already know, I’m a huge fan of Pac-Man.  So when I saw this Pac-Man card game, I had to get it and try it out!  I don’t know how long it’s been out, I got it on sale at Amazon for 5 bucks.  But I figured I’d review it anyway.

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Pac-Man Models and Figurines

A while back I bought a couple of Pac-Man model kits and figurines that I found on sale, so I though I’d write about them here.  You all know how I like Pac-Man!

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Pac-Man Goes to Brunch

As you all might know, I’m a HUGE fan of Pac-Man.  Last year, I saw some Pac-Man figurines you could import that had Pac-Man and the ghost monsters surrounded by brunch and breakfast food related items.  I thought this was a pretty unique concept and really wanted them, but they were kind of expensive.  I asked for them for Christmas and didn’t think I’d get them, but I did!  So now let’s take a look at them!

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Pokémon Oreos

A while back I got a box of Pokémon Oreos so I thought I’d write about them here.  I actually got them last Fall, so I’m not sure if they’re still available in stores, but I’ve been so busy with other reviews and things I’ve only had a chance to write about them now.  So grab yourself a glass of milk and let’s take a look at them!

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One More Quest (Tabletop RPG)

One More Quest is a unique entry into the world of tabletop role playing games.  When I say it is a dice-chucking RPG, I mean it LITERALLY is a dice-chucking game.  The value of the die rolled is not as important as where it lands on the table.  Players must toss one or more 6 sided dice onto the table, trying to get them to land in the center of a target ring.  Rolls closer to the center represent a better outcome.  As with most RPGs, players create characters with abilities and skills which give them advantages to specific situations.  What brings particular levity to the game is the requirement that players must toss their dice in a certain way, depending on the situation.  Are you doing a stealth check? Make your roll crouching low to the table?  Some sort of intelligence check? Bounce it off your forehead, etc..  Players’ skills provide bonuses, but also incur a “cost” such as a ranged attack requiring rolls from a step away from the table.  These can be combined so one might end up rolling extra dice with bonuses, but throw them backwards, with your off hand, and they must bounce twice before hitting the target.  Clearly the game is not going to provide a dark, long-term strategic RPG, however it can provide a night of hilarity as long as everyone knows what they’re getting into.  I’m posting a note about the game because it is currently up on Kickstarter for just a few more days.  If it sounds like it might be your cup of tea, feel free to check it out!   Read on to find further thoughts I’ve had about the free playtest copy that is available.

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Pizza Pixel Podcast: Episode 6: Top Five Favorite Educational Games

For some reason, educational kids’ games are near and dear to my heart.  So I decided to have that be the next topic for my podcast!  And since my brother Jared seemed to be the most prolific when talking about this subject, I decided to have him with me for this episode.  So check this one out if you want to learn more about educational games for both kids and adults!

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Cary is Looking Forward in 2022

At the beginning of every year I like to take a look at the games I’m looking forward to in the coming year and write about them.  So that’s what we’re going to do here.  Keep in mind that this list is by no means comprehensive, though.  There will surely be games announced through the year that I will be interested in.  And some of these games might be delayed, and there will be games I may not know about yet or have forgotten about.  It’s hard to keep up with all the indie games I might want to play, for instance.  But here’s my list anyway.

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Cary’s Best Games of 2021 Awards Show!

Boy this has been one roller coaster of a year, with lots of ups and downs.  But it’s the end of the year so you know what that means?  It’s time for my “Best Games of 2021 Awards Show!”  Keep in mind that this is my list only and no other outside opinions contributed.  And if a game isn’t on this list, it either just didn’t appeal to me as much or I haven’t had a chance to play it yet.  Ok with that out of the way, let’s begin!

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