Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dejak Vu - A Jak & Poi Reviewish Story

So, about a month ago in a Math Trade, I received a game called Jak & Poi. Here is a quick overview of the game:

Jak and Poi is a two-player card game based on the hand game Rock, Paper, Scissors. Everybody knows that Rock beats Scissors which beats Paper which then beats Rock. But when we were kids, we all tried to go around this rule by inventing our own hand symbols like Lightning, Bomb or Tank. Jak and Poi builds on this “anything goes” concept and the result is an accessible one-card-per-turn game that has surprising depth and strategy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Review - Stratego Fortress (2007) - Jumbo

The Blurb
Stratego Fortress is a 3D variant of Stratego.  Each of the two players control a fortress with three levels, and also some noble knights to invade the opposite fortress. The goal is to capture the adversarial flag.

There are secret passages to discover, pitfalls to avoid, and powerful wizards and sneaky dwarves to deal with. Beware of the the princess, or you will succumb to her charm. Only the bravest will win!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

"It's the Bottom of the Ninth..."

So, I know some of you might look at this blog and think, "This guy must let his son win, no one loses that much to a kid." I want you to know I have played over 400 different games, and have won a local tournament of a game or two. I do not let him win, ever. That being said, I present the story from today.