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BoxPop (iPad)

BOXPOP_BOXBoxPop derives its rules from the game of chess. Your job is to clear as many squares as possible from various boards.  But the rule is that you can only clear out squares in the way that knights move on a chess board (two squares up and one square left or right).  Use careful planning to clear as many squares as you can in this puzzler available for download on iPad and iPhone (reviewed on iPad here).

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Light in the Dark (iPad)

LIGHT_BOXSo there are these luminous critters who suspiciously look like those guys from Cut the Rope, and they like to take naps in dark, ancient ruins. But one day their babies decided to wake up and get lost in the shadowy catacombs.  Now it’s up to the grown-ups to light the way and save their kids!  Light in the Dark is a unique game that requires you to solve light and shadow puzzles along with some color mixing, too.  It’s available to download on iOS devices, Android, and Windows Phone, but reviewed on iPad here.

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 7: DisneyQuest and Downtown Disney

RALPHDuring some of the afternoon and evenings when we weren’t at the parks, there were a couple of other things that we did at Disney World. So to conclude my blog series about my Disney World trip, I’m going to talk about the indoor arcade and amusement park DisneyQuest and the shops at Downtown Disney!

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 6: Islands of Adventure

ISLANDSLOGOLast time, we left off boarding the Hogwarts Express train from Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure, their sister theme park. Even though it was just a simple train ride, the Hogwarts Express ended up being one of the best rides at the park, due to the theming and atmosphere.  Find out why and see more of Islands of Adventure in this blog entry.

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 5: Universal Studios

UNIVERSALLOGOOver the weekend we went to Universal Studios and its sister park: Islands of Adventure. In some ways, I actually liked Universal Studios better than some of the Disney parks.  Well, maybe not better than Epcot, but certainly better than Animal Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Read on to find out why!

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 4: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

HOLLYWOOD LOGONext day we went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I didn’t enjoy this park as much as I thought I would, though.  It was unusually crowded and hard to get around.  But there were still a lot of fun things to do so let’s take a look.

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 3: Animal Kingdom

ANIMALKINGDOMLOGOThe next day we relaxed at the Typhoon Lagoon water park, but I didn’t take any picture there. I didn’t even bring my camera because, you know, it’s a water park.  But the day after we went to Animal Kingdom, one of the newer Disney parks.  I’m not as big of a fan of Animal Kingdom, though.  Don’t get me wrong, I like animals and all, but there’s not as much to do at this park and it seems like there are less animals at this park and more people dressed up as animals.

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 2: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

PARADELOGOThe next day we went to the Magic Kingdom, so I’ll talk about that next. But what I’m really going to focus on was something we did that night at the park: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

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Cary’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom: Part 1: Epcot

EPCOT LOGOHey folks. Last week I went on vacation to Disney World with my dad’s side of the family, and I took tons of pictures and did lots of things.  So I decided to share them in a week-long blog series!  Since Epcot has always been my favorite of the parks, and we did that first, we’ll start with that.

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Other Games that Would Make Good Dynasty Warriors Crossovers

SWORDKIRBYWell, Hyrule Warriors has been released, and it’s a mix up of two different game series. It combines The Legend of Zelda’s characters and settings with Dynasty Warriors’ action and gameplay.  So that got me to thinking: what other games would make good Dynasty Warriors crossovers?  Here are my top five picks.

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