All posts tagged 'Misc'

Unplugged: The Little Prince: Rising to the Stars (Boardgame)

the-little-prince-rising-to-the-starsDesigners: Antoine Bauza, Bruno Cathala
Publisher: Ludonaute
Players: 2-6
Ages: 6+
Time: 15-30 minutes




Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), protagonist of the third most translated book in the world, is back in the form of another boardgame.  This time, it’s a young aviator who is leaving her grandfather’s house to fly to meet the little prince on his home planet.  Players use cards to move their personal aviator across the map while collecting stars.  The twist is in the turn order.  The last place plane always takes the next move.  The Little Prince is a quick little game that makes a good filler (a quick short game), but despite its art and straightforward rules it does have some aggressive play that may not fit well with younger players.


AMIIBO_LOGOHere’s another blog where I show off my Amiibo figure collection additions. This time we have the Classic 3-Pack, a couple of Amiibo figures included in recent games, and some exclusives I thought I wouldn’t be able to get!  So let’s check them out!


Unplugged: The Star Wars RPG – Force and Destiny

force coverStar Wars: The Force Awakens is set to appear a month from now.  Aside from repeatedly watching the film’s trailers, how will a Star Wars fan manage to occupy their time?  Enter the Star Wars Role Playing Game from Fantasy Flight Games.   A story-oriented game, it features streamlined rules so that player actions aren’t bogged down with complicated rules.  Many aspects of combat, such as range, are abstracted and most actions are quickly resolved with a simple roll of custom dice.  The core rules have been released in three different settings, with the newest one, Force and Destiny, focusing on force sensitive characters under the Empire’s rule (Episodes IV through VI.)  


Citrusoft Presents the Chibi-Robo Product Line!

CHIBIROBOHello everyone and welcome to Citrusoft, the leading manufacturer of fictional robots! Today on this blog tour, I’m going to show you our most successful product line: Chibi-Robo!  And yes, this is just a creative way for me to write a blog about all the Chibi-Robo games in the series, in honor of the recently released Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash on the 3DS.


Splendor (Boardgame, PC, iOS, Android)


sp_Icon-Splendor_152Splendor is a gem-themed game of economic growth.  Players use consumable gem chips to purchase point cards, which serve as permanent gems.  As players accumulate cards, they are able to purchase more expensive cards worth more points.  In this way, the game steamrolls into a finale of large point card purchases.  While it sounds rather dry, the game has an attraction as a simple “snowball” game where one’s resources accumulate and become more powerful over time.



Unplugged: Fish Fish Squish! (Boardgame)

fish fish boxA good kid’s game will involve a bit of actual thinking (looking at you Candyland) and a bit of physical interaction (to help those squirrelly ones.) Fish Fish Squish! has a bit of both, matching cards and smashing play-doh fish as a reward for success. This makes it fun for kids and agreeable to parents playing along.




Fish Fish Squish!
Publisher: Winning Moves
Ages: 5+
Players: 2-4
Time: 20 mins
(Review copy provided by Winning Moves)



Unplugged: Patch Products (Kid’s Games & Toys)

mytouch screenI like a nice, deep boardgame: something fun to play that would last 60-90 minutes. However, with two young boys and a toddler girl I am always on the lookout for games and toys appropriate for my younger crowd. Patch Products have none of the former, but specializes in games and toys for the younger (or family with younger) crowd. Scoping out things for the holiday season, here are three newer items of note from the company. They aren’t going to collect awards as grown-up games, but all three were a big hit with my kids.





It Was a Good Day Amiibo Hunting

AMIIBO_LOGOA few weeks ago, Nintendo released their latest batch of Amiibo figures. And thanks to a family member, I was able to get all the ones I wanted from that set. So I thought I’d showcase them here, as well as some that I imported that I figured would be hard to get otherwise.


Unplugged: Cinelinx

CINELINX_BOXCinelinx is a card party game for 2-6 players. It says on the box that this game is for people who love movies. And that’s definitely true. The object of the game is to connect cards together that have something in common, and all the cards are film genres, titles, and movie stars. Whoever can connect all their cards and get rid of their hand first, wins!


Cary’s Top Five Favorite D.I.Y. Games!

WARIOI’ve been enjoying Super Mario Maker for the Wii U lately. It’s a new game that lets you create your own 2-D Mario levels, and share and play them with friends online! It’s a lot of fun, and it got me to thinking about my other favorite “make your own game…games.” So here’s a list of my top five, plus some honorable mentions.